The 2012-13 Magnet Acceptances came out during spring break–surprisingly a month earlier than previous years. It’s nice that what we’ve maintained for years was true–that it couldn’t possibly take three months to rank kids from 23 to zero no matter how many thousands of apps they got.
Another not-so-surprising revelation was that despite an early surge in applications, the acceptance point totals were definitely lower, meaning in the end, fewer applications were submitted. In one West Valley middle school that took through the middle of summer to get down to the eight-point range, eight was an acceptance.
Walter Reed’s IHP acceptance emails went out a few weeks ago, with a deadline to accept of April 6.
The good news for both parents on the waiting lists and for those thinking about SAS applications, is that there are some answers now. In our case, we won’t be bothering with SAS applications at a variety of schools because we have our options in front of us. On the other hand, it will be very interesting to see how wait lists play out before school ends in June–or when schools open up in August.