Asheville City Schools will host magnet school forum, open houses

The Asheville City School system has several events coming up designed to give parents more information on the system’s five magnet elementary schools. Here’s the press release:

1. Asheville City Schools will host a Magnet School Forum on Tuesday, January 8, 2013 at 6:30 PM in the ACS Central Services Board Room at 85 Mountain Street. Principals of each of Asheville City Schools’ five elementary schools will be there to highlight the unique programs and approaches at their school as well as to answer questions. All interested parents/guardians are cordially invited to attend.

2. Asheville City Schools will also host an open house at each of its five magnet elementary schools on Monday, January 28, Tuesday, January 29 and Wednesday, January 30 from 9:00 AM until 2:00 PM. Parents whose children will enter kindergarten in August, newcomers to the community and others interested in learning about their neighborhood school(s) are encouraged and welcome to visit.

3. The magnet school application period runs from February 4 until March 15 for enrolling kindergarten students, for new families who are interested in attending an ACS magnet elementary school or for parents who would like to request a transfer within the five schools. Letters of assignment will go out in late April.

Schools/themes:

Claxton/Arts and Humanities – 241 Merrimon Avenue (North Asheville) – Phone: 350-6500

Hall Fletcher/Science, Math and Technologies – 60 Ridgelawn Avenue (West Asheville) – Phone: 350-6400

Isaac Dickson/Experiential Learning – 125 Hill Street (Downtown Asheville) – Phone: 350-6800

Ira B. Jones/Global Scholars – 544 Kimberly Avenue (North Asheville) – Phone: 350-6700

Vance/Human Diversity and Ecology – 98 Sulphur Springs Road (West Asheville) – Phone: 350-6600

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