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Please contact School Counselor Amy MacCaull at (315)455-7571  whenever you have a question about what high school will be the best fit for your child.
We have included some helpful information below about High School Choices but speaking with Mrs. MacCaull is the best way to get answers to any questions you may have. 

High School Choices:
After graduating from the Lyncourt Union Free School District, current 8th-grade students can attend the two districts listed below: 
High School Choice Planning Dates
Informational Meetings at each High School

Wednesday, January 16, 2019 - ESM High School @ 6:30 pm        (parents/guardians only)

Thursday, January 17, 2019 - Solvay High School @ 6:00 pm             (parent/guardians and students)

Student School Visits & Tours
Wednesday, January 23, 2019 ESM @ 9:15 am*

Thursday, January 24, 2019 Solvay @ 9:00 am*
HS Choice Deadline
Friday, February 1


*This will be during the regular school day and we will provide transportation.

Common Questions and Answers

Q: Do families pay tuition to attend high schools?

A: No. Lyncourt UFSD pays tuition to either Solvay UFSD or East Syracuse Minoa Central School District.  Parents who choose to send their child to a private school will continue to pay that school’s tuition.  

Q: If my child already attends Solvay High School, are both schools an option for their younger siblings?

A: Yes, 8th-grade students can attend either High School. Current Solvay students will complete their remaining secondary years at Solvay.

Q: Will students be able to participate in extra-curricular activities?

A: Yes, students can participate in any extra-curricular activity they choose, at their selected high school.
Q: Who do I contact if I have questions about which high school would be the best fit for my child?

A. School Counselor Mrs. Amy MacCaull.

Q: Will students going to high school be provided with transportation?

A: Yes, students will be bussed to either Solvay UFSD or ESM School District.  The prospective district will contact you with transportation information.

Q: Can my child change schools if we discover the school does not fit my child?

A: After parents have committed their student to a specific school, the Superintendent will consider a transfer request prior to April 1 for the following academic year.  After April 1st, only under extreme circumstances, will a transfer be permitted as it will impact the transcript of the transfer student and the tuition commitment made by the Lyncourt UFSD to the high school of choice.  A student who would like the Lyncourt UFSD  Superintendent to consider a transfer must submit a letter to the Superintendent articulating the rationale behind said request and his/her most recent report card prior to April 1st.  After received, the   Superintendent will schedule a meeting with the student and his/her parent. Beginning in the 2019-2020 school year,    transfer requests will be considered from then current 9th and 10th graders and that will continue until the 4-year cohort cycle is completed.

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Mr. James Austin, Superintendent
2707 Court Street
Syracuse, New York 13208