Showcase is a success! - February 16, 2006

Record Number: 2191
Displayed from: Feb 17, 2006 , until: Mar 17, 2006

More than 1,400 community members attended the district annual Showcase event held Feb. 12 at Northrop High School.

The event showcases the district's magnet schools and special programs, and provides information on how parents can choose and apply for the program that best suits their children's needs. Highlights included the Fort Wayne Education Association's Cat in the Hat.

as well as a visit by the Fort Wayne Police Department's K-9 helpers,

and information about the new Bunche and Towles Montessori program that will begin this fall.

The district offers the following magnet schools: Croninger Elementary School, which has a communications focus; Irwin Elementary School with a focus on math and science; and the Summit Arts Magnet Program, which features the following schools with a fine arts focus: Whitney Young Early Childhood Center, Weisser Park Elementary School and Memorial Park Middle School. Magnet schools have no boundaries and draw students from across the district. Applications for enrollment in magnet schools or schools outside the child's regular attendance area are available at FWCS schools, local libraries and community preschool/daycare sites and on the FWCS website at: www.fortwayneschools.org then look for the School Catalog button under Quick Links. Applications for secondary schools are due to FWCS on Feb. 24 and for elementary schools on March 14. Assignments are made based on space and racial balance. Schools that receive more applications than space available will be part of public lotteries set for March 10 for secondary schools and April 19 for elementary schools. For information, contact Student Services at 467-2120.


With nearly 30,000 students, Fort Wayne Community Schools is one of the largest school districts in Indiana. FWCS proudly allows families to choose any of its 50 schools through its successful school-choice program creating diversity in each school, including some with more than 75 languages spoken. FWCS offers seven magnet schools focusing on areas such as science and math, communication, fine arts or Montessori at the elementary and middle school level. In high school, students can choose from the prestigious International Baccalaureate program, Project Lead the Way or New Tech Academy as well as other rigorous academic and specialty training programs.