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Online Balloting Now Available

Online Balloting Now Available
Posted on 01/14/2019

Online Balloting NOW AVAILABLE

The Magnet and High School Balloting link is now open. You may access the ballot at the button below. Please have your child’s SPS student ID number handy.

Remember that filling out your form early does not guarantee you your first choice. Be sure to get your questions answered before completing your form. If you need any assistance with this form, please call or visit the Parent and Community Engagement (PACE) Center for help. The PACE Center is located at 91 School Street and their phone number is 413.787.6959.

Ballots may be completed any time until February 15th, 2019.

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Click here for answers to Frequently Asked Questions.

Online Balloting Includes:

- High School Balloting

- Magnet Middle Choice Balloting

- Pre-K Magnet Schools Balloting


About Magnet Balloting:

While Springfield Public Schools primarily assigns elementary and middle school students to schools based on the student’s residential address, there are limited opportunities for parents/guardians to apply for an elementary or middle school that is outside of their neighborhood. These schools are called magnet schools and like the name suggests, they “attract” students based not on their address but on their particular educational “focus” (for example: STEM, The Arts, Global Communication, and more).


These schools include:

Elementary Schools:

German Gerena Montessori Magnet (Preschool through 5th grade).  Balloting is ONLY for children who will be 3 on or before September 1, 2019.

Zanetti Montessori (Preschool through 8th grade).  Balloting is ONLY for children who will be 3 on or before September 1, 2019.


Middle Schools:

Springfield Conservatory of the Arts

John J. Duggan Academy, An Expeditionary Learning Magnet School with a Social Justice Theme

The Springfield Renaissance School, an Expeditionary Learning School

STEM Middle Academy

Chestnut Accelerated Middle School Talented and Gifted (T.A.G) Program


About Chestnut Talented and Gifted Program:

Chestnut Talented and Gifted Middle School provides all students a high caliber education in a challenging and supportive culture of academic excellence. T.A.G. teachers and staff empower students to sharpen their literacy, numeracy, and technological competencies to become analytical thinkers prepared for college and career readiness. Students accepted to Chestnut T.A.G. will have a unique opportunity to learn and grow in the sheltered setting of other highly motivated advanced learners. T.A.G. students master the advanced content knowledge needed for success in Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate courses in high school. They will also visit college campuses and classrooms, interact with scholars from competitive four year colleges and universities and develop the practical knowledge needed for entrance in the top colleges in the country. Through high expectations set by highly qualified and supportive staff, students begin to see themselves as legitimate scholars with unlimited potential. In a supportive and challenging culture of academic excellence, T.A.G. students are empowered to take their place as both scholars and valuable members of their communities. Chestnut TAG will only appear as an option for selection if a student meets the program’s entrance requirements.


About High School Balloting:

ALL Springfield Public Schools 8th grade students must participate in the high school balloting process for the 2019-2020 school year. Parents will be able to rank order their school preferences for their student. 8th grade students that are currently attending private, parochial or charter schools may complete a ballot, if they are interested in attending a Springfield Public School, during the 2019-2020 school year. A SPS student ID number is required in order to ballot.  To obtain a student ID number, please visit the Parent and Community Engagement (PACE) Center or call 413.787.6959 during regular business hours.


High Schools:

The Springfield Central High School

High School of Commerce

John J. Duggan Academy, An Expeditionary Learning Magnet School with a Social Justice Theme

Roger L. Putnam Vocational Technical Academy

Springfield Conservatory of the Arts

Springfield High School of Science and Technology

Springfield Honors Academy

Rise Preparatory Academy at Van Sickle

About Springfield Honors Academy

Students are immersed in a rigorous and relevant curriculum, inspired by both national and international standards, including access to AP coursework.

Each step of the way, students are assisted in meeting the high expectations set by the academy by a caring, talented and dedicated staff. At SHA, we help you realize yourself as the ideal student; one who is not only able to find solid success at the high school level but also able to become highly successful at the college level. Our students are strategically supported in the quest for becoming their best selves. In addition to our honors academic program, we offer opportunities in athletics, music, ROTC, visual arts, various clubs, and travel.





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