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    Option School Choice Fair
    Posted on 11/17/2017
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    Option School Choice Fair

    Date: Sat., Jan. 20, 2018, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

    Location: Asa Mercer International Middle School cafeteria
    1600 S Columbian Way Seattle, WA 98108

    Mercer Middle School school profile webpage

    The third annual Admissions Fair for Option Schools will be held on Sat., Jan. 20, 2018, 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. in the Mercer International Middle School cafeteria.

    School staff from option, alternative and service schools as well as district departments will be available to Open Enrollment and School Choice questions.

    At the option school choice fair you can:

    • Register your new student
    • Meet our school and program staff
    • Talk with district leaders
    • Pick up a free backpack, scarf and pair of gloves (limited supply; first come first serve)

    To register your child for the 2018-19 school year, please bring:

    • Two (2) documents with proof of address (dated within the past eight (8) weeks)
    • Parent/guardian photo ID
    • Student birth certificate or passport (for student’s Kindergarten and first grade only)
    • Student vaccination records

    Students experiencing homelessness do not need to provide required documents to enroll. Read more about the required documents necessary and the process for enrollment on our Enroll My Student webpage.  

    If you have questions, please call us at 206-252-0760 or email

    Registration and Open Enrollment for School Choice

    Online registration for the 2018-19 school year (new registrations) opens on Jan. 8, 2018.

    The 2018-19 Open Enrollment for School Choice period is Feb. 5 until 16. School choice forms will be available beginning Feb. 5. 

    Choice forms received after Feb. 16 will not be eligible for tiebreaker consideration but will be placed in the order it was received and by lottery number. School choice applications will be accepted through May 31 for current students.

    Key Dates

    • Online Registration (new registrations) for next fall (2018-19 school year) begins Jan. 8, 2018
    • Admission Fair for Option Schools: Sat., Jan. 20, 2018
    • Open Enrollment for School Choice: Feb. 5 - 16, 2018
    • School Choice Last Day for (late) Applications: May 31, 2018
    • Non-resident Registration Period: June 1 until Aug. 31
    • Waitlists from Open Enrollment dissolve Aug. 31, 2018

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