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Students in FWCS are assigned to a school based on their residence. Families may also choose a school outside their attendance area by filling out a school choice lottery application.
Address & Age
Determine which school your child is assigned to based on your home address in our online address lookup.
Students wishing to register for pre-K must be four years old by Aug. 1 or for full-day Kindergarten must be five years old by Aug. 1 of the upcoming school year in order to be eligible.
- Students have the opportunity to attend any FWCS school by taking part in the annual School Choice Lottery.
- To do so, you must complete an application during the annual lottery enrollment period. Students are accepted based on space availability. Those students not selected will be put on a waiting list.
- Students inside and outside of the FWCS district boundaries are welcome to apply.
- Transportation is not provided for students who transfer to another school except for magnet schools and Programs of Study.
Gather your documents.
- Student ID (Birth Certificate and the name and address of the last school the child attended)
- Parent ID (The parent must present a photo ID and the name of the parent must be on the child’s birth certificate. A guardian must provide custodial documentation)
- Official Immunization Records
- Proof of Residency
The FWCS Career Academy Construction Trades program will celebrate the completion of the new Sheet Metal/HVAC Lab at noon Thursday, Sept. 28.
The FWCS Career Academy Construction Trades program will celebrate the completion of the new Sheet Metal/HVAC Lab at noon Thursday, Sept. 28, at Construction Trades, 125 Murray St.
The new space gives students a better opportunity to learn about sheet metal, HVAC and furnace installations, air purification, ductwork fabrication, furnace troubleshooting and more.
Construction Trades Instructor Chris Roberts said he is excited to see the program expand again.
“This expansion allows us to serve students in Allen County with an opportunity to find a passion that leads them into a successful career,” he said.
The renovation was made possible by community sponsors who helped raise the $500,000 needed to complete the project.
“Sheet metal and HVAC work is a specialty area that we felt most needed support in our local region, and we are honored with all of the donations to make this become a reality,” Roberts said.
Students at Weisser Park Elementary School took an idea and then used project-based learning methods to create a new disc golf course at Weisser Park.
Students at Weisser Park Elementary School took an idea and then used project-based learning methods to create a new attraction for Weisser Park. The attraction is a disc golf course. Teachers and students will start the installation process Monday, Sept. 25, at Weisser Park, which is just behind Weisser Park Elementary School.
For the STEAM project, fourth graders worked with Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation. The students designed the course, revised it with the assistance of city planners and raised the money needed to complete the project by writing letters to community and business leaders. In total, $5,000 was raised, which was then matched by the Surack Family Foundation.
Students will learn how to play disc golf during PE and will be able to use the course at recess.
The cooking lab offers a large open space allowing the students to more easily collaborate and learn the skills needed to become the chefs of tomorrow.
The Fort Wayne Community Schools Career Academy is hosting a tour of its state-of-the-art Culinary Arts Learning Lab. The tour is at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 21, at the Bill C. Anthis Center, 1200 S. Barr St.
The cooking lab offers a large open space allowing the students to more easily collaborate and learn the skills needed to become the chefs of tomorrow. The Career Academy and industry partners are dedicated to nurturing our young culinary talent and teaching them innovative ways to prepare food. Local industry partners include Umi, Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse, Obi Cai Restaurant Group, Hideout 125 and Mercado, the owner of which is a graduate of the Culinary Arts Program at the FWCS Career Academy.
Students in the Culinary Arts Program learn a wide variety of skills, including baking theory, pastry arts, nutrition, food preparation, cost control, food safety, culinary math and principles of purchasing, storage and preparation of food and food products.
Fort Wayne Community Schools is pleased to announce that Super Shot is offering FluMist at all district schools on October 23 – 26.
Fort Wayne Community Schools is pleased to announce that Super Shot is offering FluMist at all district schools on October 23 – 26. This is the single best way to protect students against seasonal flu and create a healthy school environment. Offering flu vaccines in schools is convenient for families and is offered at no charge, but insurance information must be provided. This also supports the goals of the Indiana Department of Health and Allen County Health Department.
“We are committed to increasing access to health and wellness services for our students,” said Krista Stockman, FWCS Director of Communication and Marketing. “FWCS appreciates Super Shot’s partnership in ensuring all of our students have access to flu vaccinations.”
There is no cost for students to receive an in-school FluMist, but insurance information must be provided if insured. Students must sign-up by Sept. 21. The link for Fort Wayne Community Schools students to sign up is https://bit.ly/3EF0BRq or parents may call Super Shot at 260-424-7468 for any help with the sign-up process or to sign-up via a translator. Translators are available in Spanish, Burmese, and other languages on request.
Connie Heflin, Executive Director of Super Shot, Inc., a local non-profit dedicated to making vaccinations convenient and affordable for Allen County families, emphasizes the importance of immunizations.
"Getting vaccinated reduces illnesses, students missing days of schools, and parents missing work when they need to take care of sick children,” she said. "Offering FluMist at school is easy for students since it’s not an injection, but a nasal spray, and easy for parents, since it’s done during the school day.”
- 13,920 Pre-K - 5
- 6,289 Middle School
- 8,436 High School
- 30 Elementary (K-5)
- 10 Middle Schools (6-8)
- 5 High Schools (9-12)
- 2 Early Childhood Ctr.
- Alternative School
- CTE School
- Innovation Lab
- Intermediate School
- Virtual Academy
Fort Wayne Community Schools exceeds national graduation rates
10,487 miles per day
Nearly 2 million miles traveled per year
All FWCS students are offered free meals (breakfast & lunch)
66% eligible to receive free or reduced-price meals
972 Full-time Employees
1,139 Part-time Employees
There are more than 70 languages spoken by our ELL students from more than 70 countries
3rd most diverse schools district in the state of Indiana
Special Education students including non-public school students served
Being at the FWCS Career Academy at Anthis helped me greatly because I earned college credits, and it gave me an internship at a really good preschool. It gave me a chance to
start working in my career at a young age.
FWCS is a great place to work because there are so many opportunities to learn and grow as an educator. Our staff truly love what they do!
I am pleased with the opportunities FWCS creates for my daughter now and the seeds that are being sown for her future success. I adore the great spirit of community that exists among our school families. My daughter is learning so much and most importantly, she is excited about learning!
I have worked my entire career in FWCS and my child attends FWCS because this is our community. As a principal, I have the opportunity to make our community better by supporting our staff, students and families. As a parent, I know my daughter receives engaging, rigorous learning experiences as she continues to thrive.
The Vincennes Early College Program (at North Side) along with other rigorous classes have allowed me to get an early start on my college education. By the time I graduate, I’ll have a year’s worth of college credits because of the classes I’ve been able to take. Knowing this definitely makes my goals for the future more obtainable.