Each fall, SDP students can apply to attend any school in the District. Although the school selection process (SSP) is open to all grades, 8th-grade students are particularly encouraged to participate by applying to up to five high schools. Fourth-graders are also likely to consider special admission schools that serve 5th grade.
Typically, student performance on the ELA and Math sections of the PSSA are two of the main components of applications to schools with admission requirements. In Fall 2021, PSSA scores will not be used as part of the school selection process.
We are gathering community input on alternative ways of matching students with good-fit schools by considering different admission requirements. We expect that schools will continue to use a combination of application components when considering student applications for the 2022-23 school year.
To begin the survey, click the button for your language below. The survey should take less than 10 minutes. If you have any questions, please visit www.philasd.org/studentplacement/services/school-selection or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The survey will close June 11.