All county schools that serve students in second through fourth grade—public and private—will have nomination packets on Wednesday, January 31 for the Frederick County Public Schools (FCPS) 2018-19 countywide magnet program for students in grades 3-5 with high academic performance. The FCPS Web site will also post information and nomination forms at www.fcps.org/advacademics beginning January 31.
Magnet sites for the 2018-19 school year are New Market, North Frederick and Urbana elementary schools.
Completed parent nomination forms are due Thursday, March 1 to allow schools time to administer necessary assessments, complete a teacher checklist of learning behaviors and process other paperwork.
FCPS invites parents to a magnet program overview on Thursday, February 1, at 6:30 p.m., at the Central Office, 191 S. East Street, Frederick, in the Board Room. The overview, for parents only, covers the characteristics of students for whom the program is designed and the processes leading to placement. FCPS will provide interpreters upon request, with five days’ notice required. The snow date is Thursday, February 8 at the same time and location.
In May, schools will host visitations for parents of students offered placement in the program. No other visitations are permitted.
Parents of nonpublic school students and students receiving home schooling as well as anyone desiring additional information may contact FCPS Supervisor of Advanced Academics, Margaret Lee, 301-696-6891, Meg.Lee@fcps.org.