Please give us your feedback about the School Selection Process!

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 or contact

The survey will close June 11.

School Selection Focus Groups

Want to be even more involved?

We value what our parents and families have to say! We’re providing a series of focus groups in multiple languages so participants can have direct, verbal input, in a small group setting.
Participants will be able to join forums without needing to sign up in advance, unless they need interpretation services.



¿Quiere participar aún más?

¡Valoramos las opiniones de nuestros padres y familias! Estamos ofreciendo una serie de grupos de enfoque en varios idiomas para que los padres participantes puedan expresar sus opiniones verbalmente y de manera directa, en un grupo pequeño.

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