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 School Assignment Options 2012 - 2013

 

You have a variety of choices to consider for the 2012 - 2013 school year! The following information should provide the answers to most of your questions.  If you need more information, please contact Student Support Services at 251-2929 or 254-4292.

PRE—K & KINDERGARTEN


Click here to learn more about Pre-K Registration
Click here to learn more about KINDERGARTEN Registration


ELEMENTARY SCHOOL OPTIONS

An Assigned School is a school near your home to which your child is guaranteed admission.  If needed, transportation is provided.  Click here to find your child’s assigned school.

A Year-Round School offers the North Carolina curriculum offered on a nine-week on, three-week intercession schedule.  You must apply to these schools and they must be within your assigned territory.  Transportation is provided if student resides within transportation zone. Year Round schools are Codington and Eaton

Click here to find the Year Round School in your child’s attendance zone.

  • Applications accepted for Kindergarten February 27 - March 9, 2012
       Click here for a Kindergarten Application for Year Round School
       Click here to learn more about Kindergarten Registration
  • Kindergarten Notifications will be mailed on or before April 30, 2012.
     
  • Applications accepted for 1st—5th Grades March 12 - April 20, 2012
       Click here for an Application for Year Round School.
     

A Magnet School is a school with a theme that draws students from all over the county. The North Carolina Standard course of Study is taught using this focus area as an approach.   There are three elementary magnet schools: Rachel Freeman School of Engineering, Gregory School of Science, Mathematics and Technology, and Annie Snipes Academy of Arts & Design.   If you already live in the Attendance Zone for a Magnet School, you do not need to apply to that school.  Otherwise, you must apply.  Students are selected by random lottery.

  • If you live outside a Magnet School’s Attendance Zone, you must apply. 
    Click here for Magnet School Kindergarten Application.
  • Applications accepted for Kindergarten — February 27 - March 9, 2012
       Click here to learn more about Kindergarten Registration.
  • Kindergarten Notifications will be mailed on or before April 30, 2012.
     
  • Applications accepted for 1st—5th Grades — March 12 - April 20, 2012
    Click here for an Application for Magnet School.
  • Applications received after April 20 will not be included in the initial magnet school lottery.
  • Click here for more information about New Hanover County Schools' Magnet School programs.

Open Choice - A school outside a student’s assigned school area for which the student may apply for a lottery assignment as an “open choice” placement if there is space available at the school within the student’s grade level.

  • Applications Accepted March 12 through April 20, 2012
  • Random Lottery will be held to select students for available spaces
  • Applications submitted after April 20 will be considered a Transfer.
  • Public school transportation WILL NOT be provided.
  • Click here for an Open Choice Application.

MIDDLE SCHOOL OPTIONS

Open Choice — A school outside a student’s assigned school area for which the student may apply for a lottery assignment as an “open choice” placement if there is space  available at the school within the student’s grade level.

  • Applications accepted March 12 through April 20, 2012
  • Random Lottery will be held to select students for available spaces.
  • Applications submitted after April 20 will be considered a Transfer.
  • Public school transportation WILL NOT be provided.
  • Click here for an Open Choice Application.

HIGH SCHOOL OPTIONS

Open Choice — A school outside a student’s assigned school area for which the student may apply for a lottery assignment as an “open choice” placement if there is space  available at the school within the student’s grade level.

  • Applications accepted March 12 through April 20, 2012
  • Random Lottery will be held to select students for available spaces
  • Applications submitted after April 20 will be considered a Transfer.
  • Public school transportation WILL NOT be provided.
  • Click here for an Open Choice Application.

Find Your Child's School 2012-2013