FWCS launches new Web site - August 18, 2010

Record Number: 6514
Displayed from: Aug 18, 2010 , until: Sep 18, 2010

Fort Wayne Community Schools launched a new Web site today at www.fortwayneschools.org. The new site address was established to make it easier for parents, students, employees and the community to remember. At the new site, visitors will find virtually all the information they want and need about Fort Wayne Community Schools. The site is divided into sections, such as Parents, Students or About Us, to make it easier to navigate. For instance, under the Students section, visitors will find links to school Edline pages and homework help sites as well as scholarship information. Quick Links on the left side of the page easily takes visitors to enrollment information, school calendars and lunch menus from nearly every page on the Web site. The new site was created in-house and took about 18 months to complete. Keeping the work within the district saved FWCS thousands of dollars. "We hope that visitors to our Web site find it visually appealing and easy to use," said Krista J. Stockman, Public Information Officer. "A district's Web site is often the firs place parents and prospective parents go for information. We believe the redesigned site will make that process easier, along with being more interactive and engaging."

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.