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APS Accepting Applications for Admission to Secondary Programs 69 Sixth-Grade Slots Available at H-B Woodlawn Secondary Program

APS Accepting Applications for Admission to Secondary Programs 69 Sixth-Grade Slots Available at H-B Woodlawn Secondary Program

Arlington Public Schools is now accepting applications for middle and high school countywide schools and programs through Fri, Jan. 18, 2013 by 4 p.m.

H-B Woodlawn Secondary Program

Under the school system’s admissions policy, slots in the sixth grade class at H-B Woodlawn will be assigned based on the number of APS fifth grade students residing in each neighborhood attendance area. For this reason, when applying to H-B Woodlawn, any Arlington fifth-graders enrolled in schools other than their neighborhood schools must indicate the neighborhood attendance area in which they live.

A total of 69 sixth-grade slots are available for the 2013-14 school year. The slots will be assigned to Arlington’s 17 elementary attendance areas as follows:

Abingdon – 5

Key/Science Focus – 4*

Ashlawn – 3

Long Branch – 3

Barcroft – 3

McKinley – 4

Barrett – 3

Nottingham – 4

Carlin Springs – 5

Oakridge – 5

Glebe – 3

Randolph – 4

Henry – 3

Taylor – 7

Hoffman–Boston/Drew – 4*

Tuckahoe – 4

Jamestown – 5

Total – 69

*The assigned slots reflect the number of fifth-grade students who live in the Hoffman-Boston/Drew and the Arlington Science Focus/Key attendance area, not the number of fifth-graders from other neighborhood attendance areas enrolled in those schools.

H-B Sixth Grade Lottery

A countywide, random, double-blind lottery will be held to determine which fifth-grade students are selected. Students not selected during the random, double-blind lottery for sixth grade admission will have their names automatically placed on their neighborhood attendance area’s wait list, as well as on a countywide wait list. If a student declines admission or transfers out of H-B Woodlawn, the resulting empty slot will go to the next student on the departing student’s neighborhood attendance area wait list. If there are no applicants on the area wait list, the slot will be offered to the next student on the countywide wait list, regardless of neighborhood attendance area. The admissions policy for countywide schools and programs (25-2.2) can be viewed on the APS website.

H-B Ninth Grade Lottery

A countywide, random, double-blind lottery also will be held for any slots available in the H-B Woodlawn ninth grade class. All students interested in enrolling at H-B Woodlawn during the high school years, including those on the middle school wait list from the sixth grade admission lottery, must submit a new application for the ninth grade lottery. Admission will be offered based on lottery results and available spaces.

Other Middle and High School Countywide Programs

Students who wish to attend middle schools or high schools outside their neighborhood attendance areas during the 2013-14 school year may also apply for a transfer through Jan. 18, 2013.

Jefferson Middle School (an International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme) and Kenmore Middle School (an Arts and Technology Focus school) have a limited number of slots for students living outside of their respective boundary zone.

Applications are also being accepted for the Washington-Lee High School International Baccalaureate (IB) Programme. W-L will accept 83 IB transfers for next fall’s incoming freshman class. Transfers are also available for the Wakefield High School Advanced Placement Network.

Transfer applications are available at all local schools, the Department of School and Community Relations, and online. Applications may only be accepted for schools that meet the established transfer guidelines.