Open Enrollment Advisory ~ March 23, 2015

 Posted by on March 23, 2015
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In preparation for creating the FY2016 budget, Quincy Public Schools is tracking preliminary enrollment projections for the 2015-2016 school year.  These enrollment projections have a direct impact on our budget planning in terms of class sizes, building capacities, and the Open Enrollment process.

To keep parents informed, QPS will issue periodic updates using a color code to indicate each school’s Open Enrollment status, as this may change as registration continues throughout the spring.

Red = Open Enrollment likely to be limited to siblings of students already enrolled for 2015-2016 in all grades

Yellow = Open Enrollment may be limited to siblings of students already enrolled for 2015-2016  in certain grades

Green =  Open Enrollment will not be limited to siblings

For elementary schools, enrollment projections strongly suggest that the Beechwood Knoll, Clifford Marshall, and Merrymount Elementary Schools will be limited to accepting sibling Open Enrollment requests at all grades.   Parents who have requested non-sibling Open Enrollment to one of these schools should plan on having their students attend their home school.

Current Open Enrollment status for all elementary schools is below:

Atherton Hough

Beechwood Knoll 


Lincoln Hancock

Clifford Marshall 




Snug Harbor



The timeline for notification of elementary school Open Enrollment is late June.

At the middle school level, preliminary projections strongly suggest that Open Enrollment at Central Middle School will be limited to siblings only in all grades.   Parents who have requested non-sibling Open Enrollment to Central should plan that their students will attend their home school.  


Broad Meadows


Point Webster


The timeline for notification of middle school Open Enrollment is late June.


For both North Quincy High School and Quincy High School, preliminary enrollment projections are favorable towards granting Open Enrollment requests.  The timeline for notification of high school Open Enrollment request approval is early May.

North Quincy High School

Quincy High School


While high school Open Enrollment requests are pending, Grade 8 students and parents will be asked to complete a course selection form for their student’s home school in March.   In addition, families may request to complete the course selection form for their Open Enrollment request school through their middle school Guidance department.   (Atlantic:  Leah Markarian, 617.984.8739; Broad Meadows:  Joe Boss, 617.984.8723; Central:  Colleen Connerty, 617.376.5205; Point Webster:  Dave Bogan, 617.984.6600; Sterling:   Shane Abboud, 617.984.8959)


If you have questions about the Open Enrollment process or specific schools, please contact:  Maura Papile (617.984.8898), Rita Ranalli (617.984.8891), or Laura Owens (617.984.8702) or by email at

The Quincy School Committee has a policy of granting Open Enrollment on a space-available basis.  When making the decision to admit open enrollment students, the Superintendent must consider the capacity of the school building to accommodate Open Enrollment students both for the present school year and future years.   Click here to access the Open Enrollment link on the QPS website.