New Process: High School Choice Application

  • There will be one application to apply to all PPS high schools for the 2024-2025 school year. Students must complete the following: 

    1. “Required” selection for Eastside or John F. Kennedy High School 
    2. “Optional” selection for International HS, Paterson P-Tech, Paterson STEAM, and/or Rosa Parks HS. * Please note:  These schools require a written essay and two letters of recommendation. 

    In the event placement is not granted for International, Paterson P-Tech, Paterson STEAM and/or Rosa Parks HS the student will be placed in either Eastside or John F. Kennedy high schools based on their “Required” High School selection. 

    Acceptance letters will be emailed to all students and uploaded to the Parent Portal by the end of March 2024.

Additional High School Admissions Information

  • Lottery

    Paterson STEAM

    Paterson P-Tech

    Cosmetology(offered at EHS only)


    International HS

    Paterson P-Tech


    Rosa Parks HS

    For students with specific needs — for example, those returning to school after dropping out, those with special needs or new to the country that can't be met in a general education setting — the district offers alternative placements.

Important Dates To Remember

Late Applicant Timeline

Contact Info

  • For more information, contact the Department of Special Education Services at 973-321-2216.

    For more information regarding the High School Choice process, contact your school counselor or call the Office of Central Registration at 973-321-2501.

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