2023-24 School Application and Magnet Lottery Timeline
|Federal mandate requires Magnet schools to process applications through a random lottery. The lottery system allows for equitable opportunities to enroll in schools giving weighted priorities for socioeconomic status, current sibling attendees, parent employees and Magnet theme articulation.
Apply for any school by
|Main Round Lottery
|Late Round Lottery
|May 8 - August 11*
|Within 10 days starting after May 19
|Placements determined on a first come, first served basis.
*This is the last date for current students to apply to change schools. After this date existing students will have to wait until the transfer window opens for second semester. New students to the district can continue to apply after the August 11th date.
District Wide Schools of Choice FAQ
WHAT IS DISTRICT WIDE SCHOOLS OF CHOICE?
Schools of Choice means students may attend any Magnet school within the Lansing School District regardless of location of residence, tuition free, with free transportation available to all who live within the district.
I LIVE IN THE DISTRICT, HOW DO I ENROLL MY CHILD?
Apply through our online choice application. You can apply anywhere, anytime online from any web-enabled device (computer, tablet, smart phone), at any school or the Dr. Eva L. Evans Welcome Center (2400 Pattengill Ave, 48910)
I LIVE OUTSIDE THE DISTRICT, HOW DO I ENROLL MY CHILD?
Apply through our online choice application. The required form for out of district schools of choice is a built in part of the application. The out of district schools of choice window closes September 1st. After this date, a release from the student's enrolling district is required.
HOW DO I CHANGE MY SCHOOL OF CHOICE?
Complete an In-District Transfer form (available online, any school, or the Dr. Eva L. Evans Welcome Center). Transfers are only granted during transfer windows, which are the first 30 days of each marking period.
- Science ‐ Understanding how our world works.
- Technology ‐ Using tools and processes designed to make our lives easier.
- Engineering ‐ Creating our designed world and solving problems.
- Math ‐ Using mathematical reasoning skills to analyze our world.
Lansing STEM Magnets are:
- Science -- Understanding how our world works
- Technology -- Using tools and processes to make our lives easier
- Engineering -- Creating our designed world and solving problems
- Arts – Infusing visual, performing and social arts through digital means
- Mathematics -- Using mathematical reasoning, skills, procedures and processes to analyze our world
Lansing STEAM Magnets are:
Visual, Performing, and Communication Arts
The visual, performing and communication arts theme involves the integration of the arts throughout all core content. From drawing, painting, singing, dancing, acting, or playing a musical instrument, to media and communication arts, students learn core content with an infusion of the arts. The arts programming is also enhanced through project-based learning and technology.
The international studies theme is an instructional model that is universally accessible and effective in delivering differentiated instruction to a broad range of student abilities and learning styles. With a deep focus on each individual student, music, movement and arts become a foundation for all learning. The international and arts-focused approach provide an immersive learning experience also enriched with technology.
Spanish Immersion is much more than learning the Spanish language. The goal is to produce students who truly are bilingual and can learn and share ideas in English and Spanish. Students use both languages in their studies and naturally develop an open and accepting global view. Spanish Immersion students learn the same core content as their peers in traditional schools but benefit from a richer experience that will prepare them for the diversity of people and opportunities they will face throughout their lives.
New Tech Network
The New Tech Network strives to produce lifelong learners who are ready to adapt to the ever-changing career landscape of the future. The New Tech approach to teaching learning is about:
- Teaching that Engages – Project and problem-based approach to instruction
- Culture that Empowers – School-wide culture of empowerment for students and adults
- Technology that Enables – 1:1 Student/Technology. Use of technology for collaboration, access to information, and self-directed learning. Students share a common learning management system.
- Outcomes that Matter – Student outcomes for college, career, and civic life readiness
Lansing New Tech Magnets are: