2014-2015 Magnet School Orientation Dates and Times
|JEFFERSON LIGHTHOUSE (K-5)|
1722 W. Sixth St.
|BULL FINE ARTS (K-5)|
815 DeKoven Ave.
|RED APPLE (K-5)|
914 St. Patrick St.
|Feb. 10, 2014 at 7 p.m.
||Feb. 11, 2014 at 7 p.m.||Feb. 13, 2014 at 7 p.m.|
|Feb. 11, 2014 at 10 a.m.|| Feb. 12, 2014 at 10 a.m.
|| Feb. 17, 2014 at 10 a.m.|
The orientation meeting is for parents/legal guardians only. Parents should make arrangements for the care of their children during the orientation time.
- Families are required to attend the orientation of each school they are interested in having their student attend.
- An application will need to be filled out and handed in the night of the orientation for admission consideration (applications may not be mailed in at a later date).
- If parents want to withdraw their application at a later date, they can do so.
The Bull Fine Arts Program is designed to develop the understanding, skills,and creativity of students in art, music, dance, and drama, as well as creative language. The arts are an integral part of a solid academic program. Artistic expression enhances student success in all academic areas and promotes a healthy self-concept.
The Jefferson Lighthouse program combines 60% identified intellectually gifted children with 40% open enrollment children. The program stresses academics through the use of a thinking skills curriculum. Jefferson is an International Baccalaureate: Primary Years Programme School. The program stresses higher level thinking skills, international mindedness, and the development of successful characteristics in each student.
The Red Apple School specializes in science and environmental education.The homerooms are organized in multi-graded groups and include many hands-on activities. Parental involvement is a key component for our program.
The Bull Fine Arts, Jefferson Lighthouse and Red Apple curricula move at a rapid pace in comparison to other District schools in order to allow more time for the various extended activities. Children identified as having special education needs will be assigned to the school by the Special Education Department rather than through the lottery, because of limited services at the magnet schools.
*Attending an orientation does not mean a student is registered for kindergarten. You must register your child for kindergarten at your home attendance area school. You will need to bring your child's birth certificate, proof of address and immunization records. If your child is accepted into a magnet school, the magnet school will request enrollment records from the child's attendance area school.