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Posted at 2:56 PM ET, 02/ 2/2011

Hyde-Addison on the verge of an historic shift

By Topher Mathews

Last week DCPS initiated the annual Out of Boundary (“OOB”) lottery for the 2011-12 school year. This is the process by which students who do not wish to attend their designated local school take open places in schools outside their neighborhood. As the name states, it is a lottery process. Applicants have until February 28th to submit their application (there’s no advantage to applying early). The lottery will run on March 2nd, and the results will be published on March 3rd.

What many people do not realize is that to attend any pre-K program, even if it’s your local school, you have to apply to the lottery as well. So regardless of which school you want, if you plan on sending your child to pre-K next year, you need to apply to the lottery.

Here in Georgetown, that pre-K lottery is about to assume a pretty significant role in the ongoing transformation of Hyde-Addison, whereby the school is steadily becoming a primarily Georgetown-serving school.

Continue reading this piece by Topher Mathews here at The Georgetown Metropolitan.

Topher Mathews blogs at The Georgetown Metropolitan . The Local Blog Network is a group of bloggers from around the D.C. region who have agreed to make regular contributions to All Opinions Are Local.

By Topher Mathews  | February 2, 2011; 2:56 PM ET
Categories:  D.C., Georgetown, HotTopic, Local blog network  
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