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Policies » Section J: Students » JCB-R: High School Requests

Policy Date: 11/19/2019

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The Superintendent shall initially assign all high school-eligible eighth-grade students to a high school. The District maintains long-term tuition agreements with Pinkerton Academy and the Manchester School District. Pinkerton Academy is the school of record. As of the 2019/2020 school year, the Hooksett School District is required to send 63.26% of its incoming freshmen class to Pinkerton Academy.

The District also has agreements regarding the attendance of Hooksett students at certain other high schools. The District shall provide parents and guardians of high-school-eligible eighth-grade students with a “High School Request” form by a date determined by the District. If a student’s parent or guardian wishes their child to attend one of the MOU High Schools, they must indicate that preference on such form no later than a date determined by the District. Attendance at such an MOU High School, are subject to the terms of the Memorandum of Understanding between the District and that school’s District.

Criteria for Placement
When the required 63.26% attendance to Pinkerton Academy is met, other student requests will be considered, keeping within the guidelines as determined by the Hooksett School Board.

The procedure shall apply to high school-eligible eighth grade students and, subject to availability at the MOU High Schools, will also apply to high school students who move into the District after already commencing high school in another district. Once a student is assigned to a high school pursuant to this procedure, it is anticipated that such student will remain at that assigned high school throughout their high school career.

The Superintendent’s decision shall be final.

This procedure is without prejudice to a student/parent’s rights to seek a change of assignment or consideration of a manifest education hardship request pursuant to District policy and New Hampshire law.

Adopted: November 19, 2019