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Danbury Magnet Elementary School Holds Lottery For Enrollment

Danbury schools have begun the application/lottery process for student enrollment in the city's magnet elementary school.
Danbury schools have begun the application/lottery process for student enrollment in the city's magnet elementary school. Photo Credit: File

DANBURY, Conn. -- Parents who want to send their kids to the Western Connecticut Academy for International Studies (AIS), Danbury's magnet elementary school may apply now for enrollment until Jan. 23.

Elementary school-age children will be selected through an application and lottery.

Parents from districts other than Danbury are also encouraged to apply for the lottery, as a certain number of seats and busing are available to students from other districts.

The lottery will be conducted on Feb. 3 and parents will be notified by mail by Feb. 10.

The kindergarten through fifth-grade school of global studies is located on Danbury’s Westside, adjacent to the Westside campus of Western Connecticut State University.

AIS operates under the state guidelines as a “public school of choice” and is governed by the Danbury Board of Education, said a release.

Applications for admission and additional information are available at www.danbury.k12.ct.us .

Parents may also contact their local school district for additional information. The application process began Jan. 1.

Students who applied last year and were placed on a waiting list must reapply.

Families with a child in the school that have a sibling interested in applying must submit an application for that sibling.

Applicants for kindergarten must be eligible for kindergarten in the 2017-18 school year.

The magnet school's curriculum is structured to encourage the development and use of a "global perspective" early in a child's education.

There is an international theme throughout all subjects and Spanish is taught starting in kindergarten.

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