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Friday, January 03, 2014

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 2014-15 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 2014-15 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 demonstrate positive interpersonal and school behaviors.   Students who will enter kindergarten in 2014-15 should have attended preschool during the 2013-14 school year.
 
An information night will be held for families interested in the elementary magnet school program at Hunters Woods on Tuesday, February 4, at 7 p.m. at the school; the snow date is February 11. An information night will be held for families interested in the elementary magnet school program at Bailey’s on Thursday, February 6, at 7 p.m. at the school; the snow date is February 13. 
 
More information about both programs, including application forms, is available online.  Applications, currently available in all FCPS elementary schools and on the Bailey’s and Hunters Woods websites, must be postmarked by March 3, and submitted to the Office of PreK-6 Instruction and School Support, Fairfax County Public Schools, Fairfax Ridge, 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.