KCS NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR NEW MAGNET PROGRAMS

KCS NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR NEW MAGNET PROGRAMS
Posted on 02/25/2017
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The Kannapolis City School District is now accepting applications for three new magnet programs that will open in August of 2017. Two of the new programs, A+ Arts and Global Studies, are open to rising Kindergarten through fifth grade students. The third program, Spanish Language Immersion, is open to rising kindergarten students. To view and download the magnet program brochure, please click here. 

To apply, please click the application link at the bottom of the page. 
However, please read the information in this article before submitting an application. Applications must be received by Tuesday, February 28, 2017.

THE 2017 APPLICATION WINDOW IS NOW CLOSED.

WHO IS ELIGIBLE TO APPLY? 

All families of rising elementary age children that live within the Kannapolis City School District are eligible to apply—even families whose children currently attend charter schools or home schools. In order to attend a KCS magnet program, students must apply for the magnet program and be accepted. If students are not already enrolled in Kannapolis City Schools, they must register in KCS no later than June 30, 2017 in order to attend a magnet program. Families that live outside the Kannapolis City School District must submit this form and successfully complete the release and acceptance process in order to attend a KCS magnet program.   


KCS MAGNET PROGRAMS 

The A+ Arts program will be located at G.W. Carver Elementary (currently Kannapolis Intermediate School). It will be the only A+ Arts program in Cabarrus or Rowan County. The Global Studies and Spanish Language Immersion programs will be located at Fred L. Wilson Elementary. Students in magnet programs will learn the same standard curriculum that is taught in all NC public schools. However, the magnet programs will allow students to learn the material by putting an emphasis on the special areas highlighted in the magnet programs, e.g., arts, global studies, or learning subjects in both English and Spanish.  


IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT APPLICATIONS AND ATTENDANCE ZONES 

Students that live within the G.W. Carver attendance zone will automatically attend G.W. Carver Elementary and will not need to apply for the A+ Arts program. Students that live within the Fred L. Wilson attendance zone will automatically attend Fred L. Wilson. They will not need to apply for the Global Studies program. However, if G.W. Carver or Fred L. Wilson students wish to attend a magnet program other than the one located at their assigned school, their families will need to complete the application at the bottom of the page. In addition, ALL rising kindergarten students that want to be included in the Spanish Language Immersion program—even rising kindergarten students assigned to Fred L. Wilson—will need to complete an application. That is because Fred L. Wilson will have both traditional kindergarten classes and Spanish Language Immersion kindergarten classes. Therefore, if rising kindergarten students assigned to Fred L. Wilson are interested in joining the Spanish Language Immersion program, their families will need to complete the magnet application at the bottom of the page.


**With the opening of the new magnet programs, KCS elementary attendance boundaries will change for the 2017-2018 school year. PLEASE CLICK HERE TO SEE YOUR FAMILY’S ATTENDANCE ZONE

If you want your child(ren) to attend a magnet program and your family does not live within that school's attendance zone, please click the link at the bottom of the page to fill out an application for your child(ren)**

 

MAGNET PROGRAM SELECTION PROCESS 

Students that apply for magnet programs will be accepted as long as there is enough room in the programs. If KCS receives more magnet applications than it has space available, the district will hold a lottery to select students at random to fill the available magnet slots. Students that are not selected will be placed onto a waiting list in the order that their names are drawn in the lottery.


All students that are accepted into KCS magnet programs will be able to receive bus transportation from Kannapolis City Schools. *Students that are not accepted into magnet programs will attend the KCS elementary school in their assigned attendance zone unless they are later admitted into a magnet program from the waiting list. 


Kannapolis City Schools will send letters to all families that apply for magnet programs to let them know if their children have been selected for magnet programs or have been put onto a waiting list. KCS will admit students from the waiting list in the order that they were selected in the lottery as magnet program slots become available. KCS will fill open magnet program slots through the tenth day of school in the 2017-2018 school year. After the tenth day of school, no more magnet slots will be filled for the remainder of the school year. A new application process will begin next January for the 2018-2019 school year.


To apply for the new KCS magnet programs, please click the link below and complete an application no later than February 28, 2017.

 

CLICK HERE TO APPLY FOR KCS MAGNET PROGRAMS
(This link is no longer active because the application window is closed)

*Kannapolis City Schools will continue to accept Elementary School Choice applications. More information about Elementary School Choice is available by clicking here

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