Question: Is there a sibling preference for future years?
Answer: From the Office of School Choice:
Per School Guidelines, children who have siblings that will also attend the same Magnet school will enjoy limited priority in the application process for "entry grades." Entry grades are usually defined as the lowest grade level in each program open to enrollment for all students. For elementary programs, this usually means kindergarten. The entry grade level is 6th grade for middle schools, and 9th grade for high school programs. Up to 25% of available slots will be awarded first to students applying to an entry grade level who have a sibling that will attend the same program the year the student is applying for. If there are more students with siblings than the 25% of spaces allowed, they will be placed at the top of the waitlist in the relative order they were selected from the lottery. If two siblings apply for an entry grade-level program (but do not have another attending sibling) they are treated the same as any other applicant. However, if one is offered a place, the other is moved up the waitlist, and placed among the other siblings. Each sibling must have a separate application on file.
For more information on sibling preference, contact the Magnet Programs in the Office of School Choice at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the office at (713) 556-6947.