FCPS Offers Info Night to Highlight Magnet Programs

its-about-kidsFayette County Public Schools will offer a districtwide Information Night to spotlight its gifted and talented programs, magnet schools and specialized academic programs on Wednesday, Sept. 2, 6-8 p.m. at Henry Clay High.

Families can pick up brochures on all the options and then attend three breakout sessions. The application window for the 2016-2017 school year opened in August and closes at 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 7. It’s not a first-come, first-served system. Applications may be submitted anytime during the window, and all receive equal consideration.

Magnet schools include such options as Spanish immersion and individually prescribed education, while the district’s gifted and talented programs provide the highest level of service in creative and performing arts, math, science, general intellectual ability and specific academic aptitude.

Several schools offer specialized academic programs such as pre-engineering and the International Baccalaureate Diploma.

Individual open houses in the coming weeks will further explain the opportunities, which focus on students’ needs, interests and abilities. Please contact each program’s director for specific questions.

Current FCPS families need not apply for the elementary and middle school accelerated programs; each spring, the District Gifted Committee reviews data and extends placement offers to eligible students for the following school year.

Info: 381-4741 at “It’s About Kids” Support Services. Y