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Old 02-06-2014, 08:07 AM
 
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Is there a website to check, which magnet middle school does a magnet elementary school will feed to?
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Old 02-06-2014, 04:29 PM
 
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I have no idea. They used to have a lot of good information on their website when I was enrolling my oldest but I could not find anything when I recently enrolled my youngest. Is there a particular school you are wondering about?
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Old 02-06-2014, 07:44 PM
 
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magnet schools follow "programs" not schools (if that makes sense). They don't really "feed in" anymore, you get first priority when you re-apply at the next school level.
So, during the 5th grade year at your magnet elementary school, you have to re-apply for a magnet middle school and you get first priority if you apply for a middle school which has the same program you are currently in (IB, AG, GT. leadership etc). You get second priority if you apply to a different magnet program.
SO, you need to look at your list of elementary schools and match up the programs to the schools, that will tell you where you can expect to go for middle if you stay in the same program.
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Old 02-07-2014, 04:33 AM
 
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Plus you can use your address on WCPSS site to find assigned/ eligible magnet schools.
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Old 02-07-2014, 09:23 AM
 
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WCPSS website does a horrible job of giving actual information that would be helpful to parents. We have a rising K student and between the website and people at various levels we got different answers to the same questions. Some told us the capping decision hadn't been made as of last week. Others told us it was decided months ago. Some told us they have a wait list if capped. Others told us that there may be a wait list, but there also may not be one, and they won't decide until May. We can apply to a magnet, but if we do, we are taken off the theoretical wait list that may or may not exist. It's comical.

I'd think that the biggest parental frustration is the lack of clarity. How hard is it to just clearly define the system in place? Perhaps it's because the system changes from day to day.

I understand why they cap enrollment, but I wish I could get a rebate on the property taxes I pay to be in Lacy while my children must choose from overflow to Stough or Durant Rd (45 min bus ride each way). We moved knowing this was a possibility and I do understand. But ultimately, it will force us to look private. I was raised in public and didn't want the stigma of my kids in private but this board leaves us little choice. I guess if they want good students from involved parents leaving the system, they are achieving it.

Sorry for the rant, the process has been very frustrating.
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Old 02-07-2014, 11:09 AM
 
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WCPSS website does a horrible job of giving actual information that would be helpful to parents. We have a rising K student and between the website and people at various levels we got different answers to the same questions. Some told us the capping decision hadn't been made as of last week. Others told us it was decided months ago. Some told us they have a wait list if capped. Others told us that there may be a wait list, but there also may not be one, and they won't decide until May. We can apply to a magnet, but if we do, we are taken off the theoretical wait list that may or may not exist. It's comical.

I'd think that the biggest parental frustration is the lack of clarity. How hard is it to just clearly define the system in place? Perhaps it's because the system changes from day to day.

I understand why they cap enrollment, but I wish I could get a rebate on the property taxes I pay to be in Lacy while my children must choose from overflow to Stough or Durant Rd (45 min bus ride each way). We moved knowing this was a possibility and I do understand. But ultimately, it will force us to look private. I was raised in public and didn't want the stigma of my kids in private but this board leaves us little choice. I guess if they want good students from involved parents leaving the system, they are achieving it.

Sorry for the rant, the process has been very frustrating.
Sorry you have that uncertainty but didn't you move before December? I think if you can prove you were in that house before Dec and are new to the public school system, you'll get into Lacy (otherwise how would any new kid get in?). The capping, as I understand it, is for people who move after the traditional enrollment. But I think that Lacy, in general, is always going to be capped because it's so popular.
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Old 02-07-2014, 03:30 PM
 
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Had to have been in prior to Dec 2012 unfortunately.
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