Looking to change schools? Philly School District says act now

The school year has barely begun, but the district is already asking parents and students to start planning for next year.

Mike DeNardo
September 22, 2018 - 10:00 pm
Philadelphia School District Superintendent William Hite

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PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The school year has barely begun, but the School District of Philadelphia is already asking parents and students to start planning for next year. 

Students looking to change schools in the fall of 2019 can start the process now, with a six-week selection process open until November 2.   

The process, given the hashtag #findyourfit by the district, allows parents to choose from neighborhood high schools, career and technical schools, and schools that provide college credit. 

"We want individuals to become informed," said Superintendent William Hite. "These are students who come from a variety of schools: Charters, parochial schools, public schools. And we want them all to be engaged in this process."

The district is accepting applications online. Parents can apply to up to five schools, and find out in late January or early February whether their child's application was accepted, denied, or wait-listed. 

Parents can find out more at the 2018 Philly High School Fair on Friday, Sept. 28 and Saturday, Sept. 29 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.