Campus tours, open houses help families pick the right school

It’s almost that time of year – the time when you have to decide which school you’d like your child to attend next year. There are several steps involved in choosing an appropriate school for your child.

The first thing you should do is identify a handful of schools that meet your child’s interests. If your child has a love for fine arts, we have several schools at all levels. If science, technology, engineering, and math spark your child’s interests, a STEM school might be a great fit.

Next, map out a plan to tour all the schools on your list. Be sure to swing by your neighborhood school to see what it offers, too. All of our schools are offering tours every Thursday between Oct. 8 and Dec. 3 (except on Thanksgiving). Click here for details about tours.

Another great place to learn more about your options is at one of our four open houses. All of our magnet programs will be represented at each of those, and many of our neighborhood schools will also participate. Click here for the open house schedule.

The district will accept first-round magnet school applications Oct. 1–Dec. 18. Click here to find out what’s new in the application process this year. Applications may be submitted online or by paper. Although applications will still be accepted after Dec. 18, they will only be considered on a first-come, first-served basis after the first-round application process is completed.