FWCS school catalogs on their way to homes - January 22, 2007

Record Number: 2970
Displayed from: Jan 22, 2007 , until: Feb 11, 2007

Fort Wayne Community Schools has mailed the 2007 School Catalog booklets to families of preschool through fifth- and eighth-graders. Copies are also available at schools, Allen County Public Library branches and by contacting the FWCS Public Affairs office at 467-2020. The booklets contain information about each of the district's 53 schools, as well as applications for intra-district transfers. Enrollment in FWCS schools is based on space availability and maintaining the racial balance in that particular school. FWCS holds a public lottery to determine admittance to magnet and other schools that have more applicants than spaces available. This year's dates for intra-district applications to be turned in and for lotteries are: Feb. 23 - secondary school applications due March 9 - secondary schools public lottery March 16 - elementary schools applications due April 20 - elementary schools public lottery Lotteries are held at 9:30 a.m. in the board room of the Grile Administrative Center, 1200 S. Clinton St., so anyone who wants to view the process is able to do so. In addition, parents and community members are invited to attend the district's annual Showcase event from 1-4 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 11 at Wayne High School, 9100 Winchester Road. The free event offers an opportunity to meet school staff and learn more about the programs and services FWCS offers.

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.