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.