Students can now apply to attend a new Choice School

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Applications are now being accepted for students interested in attending one of the district’s two new Choice Schools opening next year.

Students can apply to attend either D.A. Hulcy STEAM Middle School or the Innovation, Design, and Entrepreneurship Academy High School. The application period is open from April 24–May 15.

The two new Choice Schools are a part of the district’s Public School Choice strategy, which aims to launch a total of 35 new Choice Schools by the year 2020.

The two new Choice Schools opening next year will start with one grade—sixth-grade at D.A. Hulcy STEAM Middle School and ninth-grade at the Innovation, Design, and Entrepreneurship Academy High School—and then add one grade each subsequent school year. As such, this year’s application process is open to incoming sixth-graders at the STEAM Middle School and incoming ninth-graders at the Innovation, Design, and Entrepreneurship Academy High School.

Below are details on the two new Choice Schools:

  • The D.A. Hulcy STEAM Middle School will be a student-centered, community-based school that anchors teaching and learning under a science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics model. Traditional subjects will still be taught. However, the elements of STEAM will be emphasized in day-to-day courses and electives and embedded within the curriculum itself. Click here to learn more.
  • The Innovation, Design, and Entrepreneurship Academy High School will be a personalized learning model school in which students receive personalized instruction based on what they need to know, when and how it should be taught, with content tailored to their needs. Every student will be paired with a business mentor and have internship opportunities beginning in the tenth-grade. Click here to learn more.

Students and families will be notified of their acceptance or waitlist position via email and a letter home by May 21, 2015. If selected, students and families must decide by June 4, 2015 whether or not to accept the offer.

Applications for the Choice Schools can be filled out online or in-person. To learn more and apply, click here.

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