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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