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Lottery Enrollment Opens for Columbus Magnet Schools

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Date(s) - 02/04/2013-03/04/2013
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Columbus Municiple School District

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COLUMBUS MAGNET SCHOOLS LOTTERY 2013 PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENT

COLUMBUS MUNICIPAL SCHOOL DISTRICT is pleased to announce the opening of this year’s lottery enrollment period for Columbus Magnet Schools for the 2012-2013 school year. The application window officially OPENS on Monday, February 4, 2013 through Monday, March 4, 2013.

The Columbus Magnet Schools LOTTERY 2013 APPLICATION and NEWSLETTER will be sent to parents of students in Grades Kindergarten through Fourth on Friday, February 1, 2013. For more information about the Columbus Magnet Schools Lottery, please contact Gwendolyn Brooks, Lottery Administrative Assistant at 662-241-7400 or email brooksg@columbus.k12.ms.us. ALL applications MUST be submitted in person at the following location:

  • Columbus Municipal School District
    2630 McArthur Drive
    Columbus, MS 39703

The DEADLINE for submitting lottery applications is Monday, March 4, 2013 at 4:00 P.M. The application will also be available at www.columbuscityschools.org. (See attachment for application) The Columbus Magnet School Lottery will be conducted at Brandon Central Services Center on Friday, March 22, 2013.

WHO SHOULD APPLY

Columbus Municipal School District is pleased to accept MAGNET SCHOOLS APPLICATIONS from parents of students who reside within the attendance zones for our school district. For this year’s lottery, parents who have a child or children who currently attend a Columbus Magnet School in grades Pre-Kindergarten through Fourth and are satisfied with his or her placement, you DO NOT need to submit a lottery application. Your child will automatically have a seat in his or her current Magnet School for next year.

HOWEVER, parents who meet ANY of the criteria listed BELOW are asked to submit a Magnet School Application to place your child in a Columbus Magnet School for next school year. Parents SHOULD SUBMIT a Magnet School Lottery Application for this year’s LOTTERY IF:

  • You wish to apply for the PRE-KINDERGARTEN program; parents must complete a Magnet School Lottery Application and submit enrollment information to Brandon Central Services Center no later than Monday, March 4, 2013. Your child must be FOUR years old on or before September 1, 2013, to be eligible for the Pre-Kindergarten Program. After completing the enrollment process, parents who wish to enroll their child in the Pre-Kindergarten Program must BRING their child to Brandon Central Services to participate in PRE-K TESTING on ONE of the following dates:
    • Tuesday, March 5, 2013 (4:00 P.M. – 6:30 P.M.)
    • Wednesday, March 6, 2013 (7:30 A.M. – 10:00 A.M.)
  • Your child will enter KINDERGARTEN next year. Your child must be FIVE years old on or before September 1, 2013 to enroll in Kindergarten.
  • Your child is NEW to the Columbus Municipal School District. Your child is considered a NEW student if he or she DOES NOT currently attend Columbus Schools.
  • Your child CURRENTLY ATTENDS Columbus Magnet Schools in Pre-Kindergarten through Fourth Grade and you wish to APPLY to a DIFFERENT Magnet School.

ENROLLMENT INFORMATION

To enroll a NEW student including Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten students for Columbus Magnet Schools, parents must submit a lottery application and BRING the following information with them to central office to APPLY for a seat:

  • A certified copy of your child’s birth certificate
  • An up-to-date copy of your child’s Immunization Compliance Form (Form 121)
  • Two proofs of residency indicating that both the child and parent reside in the Columbus School District. These proofs may include: Mortgage/lease agreement, electric, gas, or telephone bill (land-line only), driver’s license, or voter’s registration card. The name and address must be the same on BOTH documents.

COLUMBUS MAGNET SCHOOLS OPEN HOUSE & EXPO 2013

Columbus Magnet Schools have planned a very special OPEN HOUSE & EXPO experience this year for parents and the community. The SCHEDULE for the Columbus Magnet Schools Open Houses follows:

COOK FINE ARTS MAGNET SCHOOL
Monday, January 28, 2013
5:00 P.M.-7:00 P.M.

FAIRVIEW AEROSPACE & SCIENCE MAGNET SCHOOL
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
5:00 P.M. -7:00 P.M.

FRANKLIN MEDICAL SCIENCES & WELLNESS MAGNET SCHOOL
Thursday, January 31, 2013
5:00 P.M.-7:00 P.M.

STOKES-BEARD TECHNOLOGY & COMMUNICATION MAGNET SCHOOL
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
5:00 P.M. -7:00 P.M.

SALE INTERNATIONAL STUDIES MAGNET – A World Class School
Thursday, January 31, 2013
5:00 P.M. -7:00 P.M.