How can I apply for my child to attend a magnet school?
You should submit an online application at https://www.pueblod60.org/Page/3498. Applicants do not need to be currently registered in Pueblo D60; however, upon acceptance parents/guardians must register their child(ren) in order to be accepted into the program.
How is a student selected for an IB Magnet School?
Students are selected by a lottery process after completing a District 60 School Choice application.
If I have a student in an IB Magnet School, is his or her sibling automatically accepted in the same school?
For the first year, there is a priority given to siblings from Fountain International Magnet School and Corwin International Magnet School when they enter the same magnet program as the older sibling.
After my child is accepted into the Magnet program, do I need to fill out an application every year to allow my child to continue in the magnet program?
IB Magnet School students in grades k-5, 6-8 and 9-12 do not need to apply every year to remain in the IB program; however, IB Magnet School students in the fifth and eighth grades must apply to continue in the middle and high school magnet programs.
Is any priority given to an elementary magnet student when applying to a magnet middle school?
Yes, the present magnet status of an applicant is one of many criteria factored into the random selection process.
Is there a waiting list for magnet schools?
The open enrollment period for the IB Magnet Schools is from mid-January to mid-February.
Students who participate in the School Choice lottery and don't win a seat and students whose parents apply after the lottery window closes still have a chance of winning a seat at an IB Magnet School.
Students on wait lists are ranked by impartially assigned preference weights and then by random numbers. The wait list is not chronological, and does not operate on a first-come, first-served basis, but the sooner you apply, the more opportunity you will have to receive an offer from a school that you would prefer. If seats are available, the front office will reach out to you.
How will I be notified if my student is selected (or not selected)?
All applicants will be notified by an email. You may also contact the school at (719)549-7535
How much does it cost to attend an IB Magnet School?
IB Magnet Schools are part of the public school system, meaning there is no tuition. Additional costs, such as school uniforms, will be incurred. For those families demonstrating need, financial assistance may be available.