FWCS Lottery to be held March 23 - February 28, 2012

Record Number: 8525
Displayed from: Feb 28, 2012 , until: Mar 23, 2012

The Fort Wayne Community Schools lottery for all grade levels will be held Friday, March 23, at the Grile Administrative Center, 1200 S. Clinton St. The lottery for middle and high school transfer applications was originally set for Friday, March 2, but technology upgrades have delayed the processing of the applications. On March 23, the elementary lottery will be at 9 a.m. in the Grile Boardroom with the middle and high school lottery taking place at 1 p.m. The lotteries are open to the public. FWCS allows parents to submit transfer applications for their children if they want to attend a school other than the one to which they are assigned based on their home address. Applications were due Friday, Feb. 24. If there are more applications than spots available at any grade level and at any school, a lottery is held to determine placement. Parents with questions about the lottery process should call 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.