DISTRICT WIDE SCHOOLS OF CHOICE
The Lansing School District, located in Lansing, MI is a public school district that is home to 25 school buildings serving grades Pre K-12.The district offers a variety of outstanding opportunities for all students. Pathway options include new and sustaining Magnet School offerings in:
- STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math)
- STEM2 (STEM + Manufacturing) / Early College
- STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math)
- Visual, Performing and Communication Arts
- International Studies and Spanish Immersion/Global Studies
- New Tech Network
Additional (non-Magnet) specialty offerings include Chinese Immersion/International Baccalaureate, Leadership, Law, and Government, Visual and Performing Arts, and Montessori. Traditional school offerings are also available Pre K-12.
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2018-19 Magnet Schools of Choice Timeline
|February 11, 2018||2018-19 Magnet Applications Available|
|February 23||Letters of Intent Distribution|
|March 23||Last day to submit application and be eligible for First Round Lottery|
|March 26-30||First Round Lottery Processing|
|April 9-13||First Round Lottery Placement Results with Letter Notification to Families|
|April 16- May 4||Late Applications Submission for Second Round Lottery|
|May 7-11||Second Round Lottery Processing|
|May 21-25||Second Round Lottery Placement Results with Letter Notification to Families|
|May 5 - June 8||Late Applications Submission for Final Round Lottery|
|June 11 - 22||Final Round Lottery Processing|
|June 25 - 29||Final Round Lottery Placement Results with Letter Notification to Families|
Grade PreK-3 Magnets
Grade K-6 & K-8 Magnets
|Cavanaugh (STEAM)||Dwight Rich School of the Arts (PreK-6)|
|Gardner International Magnet School (K-8)|
|Pattengill Biotechnical Magnet School (K-6)|
|Lewton (Global Studies/Spanish Immersion) (PreK-6)|
District Wide Schools of Choice FAQ
WHAT IS DISTRICT WIDE SCHOOLS OF CHOICE?
District wide schools refers to the option of going to any school within the Lansing School District, tuition free to students regardless of the location of the student’s residence. Transportation is provided to students that are enrolled through the District Wide Schools of Choice.
I LIVE IN THE DISTRICT, HOW DO I ENROLL MY CHILD INTO A DISTRICT WIDE SCHOOL?
For the upcoming school year, families will receive a Letter of Intent so they can pick the pathway for their students.
I LIVE OUTSIDE THE DISTRICT, HOW DO I ENROLL MY CHILD INTO A DISTRICT WIDE SCHOOL?
The out of district schools of choice window is February 11th, 2018 – September 7th, 2018. That form will be available at the Welcome Center, online or at schools.
HOW DO I CHANGE MY DISTRICT WIDE SCHOOL OF CHOICE?
During the school year, families will need to complete A Request for Transfer Between Schools form. Transfer forms are available at the Welcome Center or at schools. Transfers will be granted during the first 30 days of the each marking periods. After 30 days, transfer will be effective the beginning of the next marking period.
Title IX - Sex Discrimination/Gender Equity/Sexual Harassment
What is Title IX?
Title IX prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in any District program, service or activity including, but not limited to: educational programs or activities, e.g., extracurricular activities, student services, academic counseling, discipline, classroom assignment, grading, athletics, transportation, etc.
Unlawful Discriminatory Practices Under Title IX
Sexual Harassment (unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature)
Sexual Misconduct/Violence (rape, sexual assault, sexual battery, sexual exploitation and other forms of non-consensual sexual activity)
Stalking (repeatedly following, harassing, threatening or intimidating including by telephone, mail, electronic communication or social media)
Retaliation (adverse academic or other actions against anyone reporting or participating in an investigation of Title IX allegations)
Reporting Prohibited Behavior
Members of the school district community who believe that a Title IX violation may have occurred, should discuss their concerns and/or file a complaint with the District’s Title IX coordinator.
Dr. Mark Coscarella
You may also report any form of sexual misconduct to the Public Safety Department:
Ms. Cordelia Black
Director of Public Safety