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Magnet elementary lottery applications available;

explore options at open houses

ALBANY, N.Y. (Jan. 2, 2019) -- Applications are available now for the lottery to determine 2019-20 enrollment in the City School District of Albany's three magnet schools and one magnet program.

 

Download the application and information booklet here. You also can pick up an application at any of the schools or at Central Registration, 75 Watervliet Ave.

 

You can check out all the options next week at open houses at each of the schools:

  • Monday, Jan. 7 – Dual Language Program at Delaware Community School, 43 Bertha St., 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. and 6-7:30 p.m.

  • Tuesday, Jan. 8 – Montessori Magnet School, 45 Tremont St., 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. and 6-7:30 p.m.

  • Wednesday, Jan. 9 – Albany School of Humanities, 108 Whitehall Road, 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

  • Thursday, Jan. 10 – Thomas O’Brien Academy of Science and Technology, Lincoln Park, 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. and 6-7:30 p.m.

 

A magnet school or program focuses instruction on a particular theme and incorporates that theme across all subject areas.

 

Albany’s magnet schools and program are open to children citywide and enrolled by two random lotteries: one for prekindergarteners and one for older students. Families need to apply for both lotteries, which will be held March 13. Magnet lottery applications are due by Jan. 31. On Jan. 28, you will be able to download a prekindergarten lottery application. Prekindergarten lottery applications will be due by March 1.

 

Learn more here.

 

The mission of the City School District of Albany is to educate and prepare all students for college and career, citizenship and life, in partnership with our diverse community. The district serves approximately 9,500 students in 18 elementary, middle and high schools. In addition to neighborhood schools, the district includes several magnet schools and programs, as well as other innovative academic opportunities for students, including four themed academies at Albany High School.

         
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