Additional Information and Frequently Asked Questions
What if my child has exceptional needs?
School and program placements for students with disabilities (IEP) and/or English Language Learner (ELL) needs will be reviewed and approved by the Exceptional Student Services (ESS) and English Language Learner departments. If your child is on an IEP or ESS and has received an acceptance letter, please keep in mind that a staffing meeting must take place to review IEP and determine if placement into the Magnet School can best support the student’s success and meet the student’s goals within the IEP. Our goal is to best support students' needs.
Military Families or Job Transfer
Student(s) who have attended a magnet school and the family has a military or job relocation situation, need to submit a letter of circumstances to administration of the school.
Entrance Age Requirements
A child may enter kindergarten if five years old by October 1 of the year of enrollment. Students enrolling in the first grade may enter if they are six years old by October 1 of the year of enrollment. An official/legal document of proof of age shall be required for enrollment age certification.
What happens if my child is not selected?
Our electronic unbiased lottery process randomly selects students in grades Kindergarten through 8th grade to attend the magnet schools. Those students who were not selected are placed on an active wait list. As openings become available, we select students from the active wait list. The wait list remains active until the new formal application window opens for the following school year.
What happens if my child(ren) were selected, and I decline the slots?
Your space(s) are given to the next student listed on the active wait list.
What happens if I missed the formal application period?
Parents/Guardians who missed the formal application and lottery process window may fill out a wait list application. The secondary application wait list runs as follows:
Monday, May 15, 2017, until Friday, September 15, 2017. This secondary wait list is used after the active wait list has been exhausted.