TIP SHEET

How Does My Child Get a School?

SCHOOL/PROGRAM TYPE

THROUGH APPLICATION PROCESS

THROUGH PLACEMENT PROCESS

Community School

By application at transition points (Kindergarten, Middle school, High school). The school that accepts your student will provide IEP services

X

Charter School

By application at transition points, and occasionally for other grades if there are openings

X

Specialized Program in Community School

By application to the program  (NEST, Horizon, ACES). Upon acceptance, the department will assign the student to a school

You will be offered a school when accepted

Bilingual Special Education Program

X

Placement will be offered if a bilingual special education program is recommended

District 75 Program

If district 75 is recommended on the IEP, a borough placement officer will initiate placement

District 75 Inclusion

Speak with your IEP team and the District 75 Office of Inclusive Education (212-802-1519) to learn about inclusive options for a student who would otherwise attend D 75

Non Public School (NPS)

After the child has been authorized to attend an NPS through the IEP

Central Based Support Team (CBST) initiates applications to schools that match student needs, and assists parents to  complete placement

 

Accessible Programs

If your child needs an accessible school, familiarize yourself with school building accessibility features before submitting your application. Accessibility overview:
https://www.schools.nyc.gov/school-life/buildings/building-accessibility 

Respond to question or check box about accessibility needs on your application. If you have further questions or need assistance around accessibility, try the DOE accessibility email:  accessibility@schools.nyc.gov    

List of accessible schools here: https://bit.ly/2DgbQmL

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