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Wichita Public Schools Showcase of Choices and Opportunities is January 19 (1-18-23)
Wichita Public Schools Showcase of Choices and Opportunities is January 19
The Wichita Public Schools Showcase of Choices and Opportunities is Thursday, January 19, 5 – 7:30 p.m. at Century II Expo Hall. The Showcase of Choices and Opportunities allows parents to do “one-stop school shopping” to look at the different educational options the district offers as well as opportunities for students to get involved in their school. Representatives from 25 magnet schools, all high schools, early childhood programs, Education Imagine Academy virtual program, Fine Arts, and district support departments will assist parents with information.
New this year: Coleman Environmental Magnet Middle School is a new magnet program available to families beginning next school year. Media is invited to come to Coleman to see an activity that supports their magnet theme as students plant prairie grasses on their property January 18 and 19, 2:15 - 3:10 p.m.
During the Showcase event, parents and community members will have opportunities to participate in the new Superintendent search process. There will be a representative from superintendent search firm, Ray & Associates, to take feedback about the characteristics and priorities of WPS’ next leader.
The Showcase of Choices and Opportunities shows why the Wichita Public Schools is unique! The Wichita Public Schools knows a world-class education doesn’t come in a one-size-fits-all package. The Showcase of Choices and Opportunities gives parents and students the opportunity to see which school or program will help their child be future ready.
There are no testing or selection criteria to qualify for a magnet school. Students who apply for a magnet school are chosen by random selection. Parents can apply for magnets online at www.usd259.org/magnet.
High school and middle school magnet and program applications are due January 27, 2023, including Northeast Magnet, East High IB and Northwest Early College Academy. Acceptance letters will be mailed mid-February.
Elementary magnet applications are due February 17, 2023. Acceptance letters will be sent out in March.
More information about magnet schools and the Showcase of Choices and Opportunities can be found at www.usd259.org/magnet.