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Wednesday, January 02, 2013

FCPS Accepting Applications for Elementary Magnet School Programs

Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) is currently accepting applications for its elementary magnet school programs for Bailey’s Elementary School for the Arts and Sciences for students who, during the 2013-14 school year, will enter grades K-4, and for Hunters Woods Elementary School for the Arts and Sciences for students who will enter grades K-6 during the 2013-14 school year. Selection for available magnet school spaces is based on a lottery.

To be eligible for the magnet school lottery, students must be working at or above grade level in language arts and math and must demonstrate consistent positive interpersonal and school behaviors. Students entering kindergarten should have attended preschool during the 2012-13 school year.

An information night will be held for families interested in the elementary magnet school program at Hunters Woods on Tuesday, February 5, at 7 p.m. at the school; the snow date is February 12. An information night will be held for families interested in the elementary magnet school program at Bailey’s on Thursday, February 7, at 7 p.m. at the school; the snow date is February 21. 

More information about both programs, including online application forms, is available at http://www.fcps.edu/is/magnetschools/. Applications must be postmarked by March 1, and submitted to the Magnet Program, Fairfax County Public Schools, Fairfax Ridge, Mail Stop #9, 3877 Fairfax Ridge Road, Fairfax, Va., 22030. 

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Note: For more information, contact Debbie Jones at 571-423-4652 or dljones1@fcps.edu.