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Fort Wayne Community Schools

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Fort Wayne Community Schools

At Fort Wayne Community Schools, we are committed to transforming education to ensure students are ready for life after graduation, whether they enroll in higher education, enlist in the military or enter the workforce as an employee or entrepreneur. Through our Schools of Success, students will have experiences connecting their core academic studies with real world relevancy. From the moment students enter FWCS, they will see themselves in the Portrait of an Explorer (elementary), Portrait of a Connector (middle school) and Portrait of a Graduate (high school). FWCS launches the Freshman Schools of Success at each of the district’s high schools in the fall of 2024.

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FORT WAYNE COMMUNITY SCHOOLS

welcomes all students

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.

Determine school eligibility

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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.

School choice opportunities

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  • 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 in the myFWCS Parent Portal. 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.

Required registration information

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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

 

Complete registration

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Register online through the myFWCS Parent Portal during the open enrollment period.
 

Please contact FACE with additional questions regarding registration at 260-467-2120

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News & Announcements

Day of Caring

Teams led by community volunteers will clean, paint and spruce up the landscaping at eight Fort Wayne Community Schools buildings from 8 a.m.-noon Wednesday, July 17, as part of a special Day of Caring sponsored by United Way of Allen County.

Teams led by community volunteers will clean, paint and spruce up the landscaping at eight Fort Wayne Community Schools buildings from 8 a.m.-noon Wednesday, July 17, as part of a special Day of Caring sponsored by United Way of Allen County.

More than 150 employees and volunteers from several local businesses and community organizations will spend the day getting the schools in shape for the new school year, which begins Thursday, Aug. 8.

The 33rd annual United Way of Allen County Day of Caring will take place Friday, Aug. 23. Because school will be in session then, FWCS and United Way partnered with local businesses to create a special summer Day of Caring to focus on school buildings.

The connections made on the Day of Caring frequently develop into lasting partnerships between businesses and schools, with employees returning to volunteer or support the schools in numerous ways throughout the year.

Below are the Day of Caring sites and the teams working at the sites:

• Bill C. Anthis Center, 1200 S. Barr St. - Fort Wayne Community Schools
• Arlington Elementary, 8118 St. Joe Center Road - United Way
• Croninger Elementary, 6700 Trier Road - Lear/UAW Local 3055
• Harrison Hill Elementary, 355 Cornell Circle - Step Stone Family and Youth Services
• Lane Middle School, 4901 Vance Ave. - BFGoodrich/Michelin
• North Side High School, 475 E. State Blvd. - Hylant
• Portage Middle School, 3521 Taylor St. - Ash Brokerage
• Study Elementary, 2414 Brooklyn Ave. - St. Joe United Methodist Church/FWCS

ignitED Conference 2024

Prepare to be inspired and empowered at Fort Wayne Community Schools’ annual ignitED conference. The technology and innovation event for educators is from 7:45 a.m.-3 p.m. Wednesday, July 17, at Northrop High School, 7001 Coldwater Road.

Prepare to be inspired and empowered at Fort Wayne Community Schools’ annual ignitED conference. The technology and innovation event for educators is from 7:45 a.m.-3 p.m. Wednesday, July 17, at Northrop High School, 7001 Coldwater Road. IgnitED is designed to offer educators the opportunity to connect with technology-enhanced teaching practices to accelerate learning with a focus on STEM, literacy and digital learning. More than 500 enthusiastic participants are already registered. 

The conference features speakers, more than 80 different breakout sessions on integrating technology into the classroom, a vendor expo and opportunities to collaborate and network with fellow educators. 

Special keynote and featured speakers at ignitED include:   

Thomas Murray, Keynote 
Thomas Murray is an educator, author, speaker and Director of Innovation for Future Ready Schools. The organization helps educators ensure that all students graduate with the tools needed to be productive and responsible citizens. Murray is most passionate about creating cultures of innovation where teachers are empowered to create the types of learning experiences today's students need to thrive. 

Jon Corippo, Featured Speaker 
Jon Corippo describes himself as a “formerly disgruntled student.” He helped create EduProtocols, which are instructional frameworks designed to engage students in learning through critical thinking, collaboration, communication and creativity. Corippo is excited to work with teachers to help them prepare for the best school year yet. 

Nadine Gilkison, Featured Speaker 
Nadine Gilkison is the Technology Integration Supervisor at Franklin Township Community School Corporation. She loves helping teachers and students excel at technology integration. Gilkison’s specialties include Eduprotocols, Hyperdocs, accessibility, eLearning, blended learning, Chromebooks, district level coaching and anything Google. 
 
Break-out sessions throughout the day will be led by FWCS technology staff, teachers and vendors. Sessions focus on: AI (Artificial Intelligence) in education, Science of Reading, Eduprotocols in Action, STEM/STEAM, Canva, Kami, Seesaw, Nearpod, Schoology and more.  

 

 

 

The Fort Wayne Community Schools Board of School Trustees welcomed Antonette “Toni” Payne during a swearing-in ceremony.

The Fort Wayne Community Schools Board of School Trustees welcomed Antonette “Toni” Payne during a swearing-in ceremony Monday, June 24.

The Fort Wayne Community Schools Board of School Trustees welcomed Antonette “Toni” Payne during a swearing-in ceremony Monday, June 24. Payne was appointed to the District 4 seat following the resignation of Rohli Booker. Four people applied for the position.  

Payne is an attorney, involved with higher education at several Fort Wayne institutions, served on several community boards and is a member of her child’s school PTA. Board members describe Payne as unwavering, personable and forward-thinking. 

Booker was elected in 2022 to a four-year term in District 4 after being appointed to the board in 2020. In May, she announced that she was stepping down from the FWCS Board of School Trustees after being named to fill the 6th District City Council seat vacated by former council member and now Mayor Sharon Tucker.  

Newly renovated Levan Scott Academy media center.

After a nearly two-year renovation that doubled the size of Levan Scott Academy, the doors are opening to the public to tour the new education space. The community open house is from 4-7 p.m. Wednesday, June 12, at Levan Scott Academy.

After a nearly two-year renovation that doubled the size of Levan Scott Academy, the doors are opening to the public to tour the new education space. The community open house is from 4-7 p.m. Wednesday, June 12, at Levan Scott Academy, 950 E. Fairfax Ave. 

The $17 million project added 19 modernized classrooms, a media center, cafeteria, collaboration spaces, parking lot and a parent pick-up lane. 

During the open house, guests can: 

·       Tour Levan Scott Academy 

·       Meet the staff 

·       Register for the 2024-25 school year 

·       Learn about pre-K 

·       Enjoy refreshments and giveaways 

Scott Academy opened in 1956 under the name Southern Heights Elementary School.  
 
In 2000, the school was renamed in honor of Dr. Levan R. Scott, who served Fort Wayne Community Schools for 28 years. He was the first African American principal in the city when he took over as the leader of McCulloch Elementary School in 1965. When he retired from FWCS in 1986, he was Assistant Superintendent for Administrative Services. 

 

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What’s going on at FWCS?

2023-24

by the numbers

28,629

NUMBER OF STUDENTS

  • 13,920 Pre-K - 5
  • 6,289 Middle School
  • 8,436 High School

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NUMBER OF SCHOOLS

  • 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 

88.9%

GRADUATION RATE

Fort Wayne Community Schools exceeds national graduation rates

14,014

STUDENTS RIDING THE BUS

10,487 miles per day 
Nearly 2 million miles traveled per year

34,603

MEALS SERVED DAILY

All FWCS students are offered free meals (breakfast & lunch)
66% eligible to receive free or reduced-price meals

4,003

EMPLOYEES

1,939 Teachers
972 Full-time Employees
1,139 Part-time Employees

4,200

ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNER STUDENTS

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

5,500

SPECIAL EDUCATION STUDENTS

Special Education students including non-public school students served

TESTIMONIALS

Voices of FWCS

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Jada Nicole

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.

Class of 2023

KIMBERLY

Kimberly Swain

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!

 

Early Childhood Education Instructor
FWCS Career Academy

KYRA

Kyra Nolan

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!

Parent
Croninger Elementary School

DEREK

Derek Leininger

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.

Principal
Glenwood Park Elementary

JASMINE

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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.

Class of 2023

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