Reminder: School Choice takes place from January 8-28 (Pre-school-12th) Get those applications in if you want to nab a seat at a magnet, theme or other specialty school: http://www.dekalb.k12.ga.us/school-choice
From the DCSS website:
Parents in DeKalb County have the opportunity to make choices regarding their children’s public school education. The DeKalb County School District offers a variety of school choice programs to students currently enrolled in public schools, private schools, and home schools. Because there are several programs serving students in grades prekindergarten through twelve, a school choice programs catalog is available to assist in selecting a program that meets the needs of your child(ren). The programs are designed to address interests such as math, science, technology, performing arts, environmental studies, engineering, career explorations, world languages, and advanced studies.
Since the number of student placements is limited per program and grade level, all eligible students applying are not guaranteed enrollment. Students are selected to enroll in the programs using an automated random student selection process. Magnet programs provide satellite transportation services as approved each school year. Students enrolled in all other school choice programs who reside outside of the program’s home attendance zones do not receive transportation services.
More info on applying for magnet, theme and other special programs:
Magnet Programs Registration is ePortal’s online Parent Magnet Lottery Registration System. If you already have an account, login first, then click a “school” link under the Magnet Programs Applications menu on the left.
Chamblee HS Chamblee MS Chapel Hill MS Clifton ES Columbia MS Columbia HS DeKalb Elementary School of the Arts DeKalb High School of the Arts Evansdale ES Kittredge Magnet Southwest DeKalb HS Wadsworth Magnet
Magnet Programs Lottery Dates:
The following Magnet Programs Lottery dates are provided for your information and consideration:
Open Enrollment: January 8 – 28, 2014
Application Deadline: January 28, 2014
Magnet High Schools Lottery: February 24 – 25, 2014
Magnet Middle Schools Lottery: February 28, 2014
Magnet Elementary Schools Lottery: March 3 – 7, 2014
Acceptance and Alternate Letters: February 25 – March 21, 2014
Application Processing: January 28 – February 21, 2014
Tour Dates: See the 2014 – 2015 School Choice Catalog
Parents: To use Magnet Programs Online, you must first register for an account to have access to the student information and School Choice Online Application. Please use the link below to register. Step by Step instructions are provided below to get you started.
ADDENDUM: It has come to our attention that the deadline to submit School Choice Open Enrollment is January 28, 2014 and ITBS Test scores must be included in the online enrollment. But according to Dekalb County, “2013-2014 ITBS scores will be reviewed and posted February 2014” AFTER the application deadline has passed.
How are parents supposed to submit an online application when the updated ITBS scores are not yet made available? Can anyone share insight?