Helping to maintain small class sizes
Alexandria City Public Schools (ACPS) uses capacity reassignment as a part of the student placement policy to maintain small class sizes. If the enrollment for kindergarten is above its limit at a traditional calendar school by June 15 (or June 1 for Samuel Tucker), all students who completed registration prior to that date will be put in a lottery to determine which students will be capacity reassigned to another ACPS school.
If the enrollment limit has not reached capacity, everyone who has completed registration prior to June 15 will be enrolled at the zoned school. Any students registering after that date will be capacity reassigned to another school if the kindergarten enrollment limit has been reached.
For additional information, see ACPS School Board Policy JC–R/JCD-R: ACPS Student Placement (PDF). Please note that registration is NOT on a first-come, first-served basis.