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Registration ends Sept. 21 to take entrance test for Boston's three public exam schools

Posted by Matt Rocheleau  September 14, 2012 08:35 AM

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The last day students can register to take the entrance exam for the three public examination schools in Boston is Friday, Sept. 21, city officials announced.

The Independent School Entrance Examination is scheduled to be held Saturday Nov. 3 at 8:30 a.m. at 12 locations across the city, according to a press release from Boston Public Schools.

Students must be in the sixth, eighth or ninth grade to take the test.

Those who are interested can pickup application materials from the principal or headmaster their present school, according to the release. Applications are also available at the city schools’ Family Resource Centers and all Boston Public Library branches.

The three exam schools are Boston Latin Academy, Boston Latin School, and John D. O'Bryant School of Mathematics & Science.

New students are admitted to the seventh and ninth grades at all three. John D. O'Bryant also accepts new students to the 10th grade, officials said.

Boston students who miss the Nov. 3 exam will be able to, on a first-come, first-served basis, take the test on a make-up date set for Sat. Nov. 17 at the John D. O’Bryant School.

Any student planning to sit for the exam who currently attends a private, parochial, charter school, METCO school, schools outside of Boston, or those being home schooled must complete the city schools’ residency verification process, according to the release.

The city schools’ residency policy requires that both the student and their guardian to reside within Boston and that they complete the residency verification process no later than Friday, Nov. 2.

For more information, visit www.bostonpublicschools.org/exam or call 617-635-9512.

E-mail Matt Rocheleau at mjrochele@gmail.com.
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