2018-2019 Sibling Application – Student ID Request

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    I was about to apply for my younger child to the school my older child is currently in but it looks like I have to first get a Student ID. I filled out the request form a week ago but haven’t received anything yet. I just wanted to confirm that the process for a sibling applying for the same school my older child is the same as anyone else. I don’t remember having to wait over a week for a Student ID number when I applied for my first child.

    Also, I just so happened to be on the GoCPS website and noticed that the application season for next year just started and didn’t even think of it before now.  I don’t think I would have gotten any notification from anywhere or anyone if I didn’t happen upon it myself.  If I totally missed the application deadline in December, would there have been any chance my younger child would still automatically get accepted? I’m guessing not and that’s scary since I just assumed my younger child would be going to the same school next year.

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    Student ID requests have averaged about a 2 week turnaround, unfortunately.  Hopefully you have received it by now.

    As for siblings wanting to go to the same magnet or open enrollment (neighborhood school that isn’t your neighborhood) as their first sibling, they do need to use the GoCPS application process and make sure to note their sibling’s school.  Selective enrollment schools do NOT have any sibling preferences. Applications for the 2019-2020 school year are open until Dec. 14, 2018. Good luck!

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      Thanks. For students in selective enrollment program of a magnet/neighborhood school, do their siblings get any sibling preference to the magnet/neighborhood programs (non-selective enrollment) of the same school?

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        They should. For example, if your older child is in Bell options, your younger one could get sibling preference if Bell enrolls any students at all out-of-boundary.

        However, knowing how overcrowded Bell is, they may offer NO spots to out-of-neighborhood kids.

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