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Record Number: 5268
Displayed from: Aug 24, 2009 , until: Sep 23, 2009

Parents will have a chance over the next few weeks to visit their child's school and learn more about what goes on in the building. At some schools, parents will have two opportunities to visit their child's school. One visit will serve as a traditional back-to-school night with the opportunity to see their child's classroom, meet their teacher and enjoy some social time at the school. The additional meeting offers parents a chance to hear more about the school's improvement plans and what the staff is doing to make sure they are providing students with a rigorous and relevant education. For some schools, the meetings are required under Public Law 221, the state's accountability law. Last year, Fort Wayne Community Schools began requiring all schools to host such meetings because the information is so valuable to parents. For more information about your child's back-to-school night, contact your school.

With nearly 30,000 students, Fort Wayne Community Schools is one of the largest school districts in Indiana. FWCS proudly allows families to choose any of its 50 schools through its successful school-choice program creating diversity in each school, including some with more than 75 languages spoken. FWCS offers seven magnet schools focusing on areas such as science and math, communication, fine arts or Montessori at the elementary and middle school level. In high school, students can choose from the prestigious International Baccalaureate program, Project Lead the Way or New Tech Academy as well as other rigorous academic and specialty training programs.