The Museum School holds open house for next year’s enrollment

Posted by Dena Mellick January 20, 2016
Photo obtained via the city of Avondale Estates website.

Photo obtained via the city of Avondale Estates website.

The Museum School in Avondale Estates is holding two open house days ahead of the 2016-2017 academic year.

The charter school said in a press release that the open house days will include a presentation by the school’s principal, Katherine Kelbaugh.

The dates are Saturday, Jan. 23 at 10 a.m. and Tuesday, Jan. 26 at 9 a.m. at the school at 923 Forrest Blvd.

The kindergarten through 8th grade school will hold enrollment Friday, Jan. 29 through Friday, Feb. 12. The press release said details and applications are on the school’s website.

The release explains, “Students who live in the DeKalb County School District are eligible to apply. Admission spots are determined by a lottery.” The lottery is held at 5 p.m. on Feb. 17 at the school.

Here is the full press release:

Museum School Holds Open Houses and Opens Enrollment

Enrollment for The Museum School’s 2016-2017 Year Begins Jan. 29

Parents interested in The Museum School’s unique education model are invited to attend an open house in advance of open enrollment for the 2016-1017 school year.

Open houses will include a presentation by Katherine Kelbaugh, the school’s principal, as well as a self-guided tour. Open houses will be held at the school at 923 Forrest Blvd. on the following dates:

  • Saturday, Jan. 23 at 10 a.m.
  • Tuesday, Jan. 26 at 9 a.m.

The Museum School serves children in kindergarten through eighth grade. It is a free, public charter school and part of the DeKalb County School District, which authorizes its charter. Yet The Museum School has a separate enrollment process from the county’s School Choice program. Enrollment for The Museum School runs Friday, Jan. 29 through Friday, Feb. 12. Details, applications and a list of required documents are available at themuseumschool.org and in the school office.

Students who live in the DeKalb County School District are eligible to apply. Admission spots are determined by a lottery. Priority is given to children who live within the school’s Focus Area 1, which follows the attendance lines for Avondale Elementary and Peachcrest Elementary (formerly Knollwood Elementary and Midway Elementary), as those lines were drawn for the 2011-2012 academic year. If any grade level does not receive enough applications from Focus Area 1 to fill available slots, that grade’s lottery will be opened to all students in that grade living within the DeKalb County School District (Focus Area 2) who apply by the deadline.

The lottery will be held at 5 p.m. on February 17 at the school and is open to the public.

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ABOUT THE MUSEUM SCHOOL: The Museum School of Avondale Estates is a K-8 charter school in central DeKalb County. Its museum model of education provides project-based learning through partnership with museums and other institutions. Now in its sixth academic year, the school serves 546 students and is chartered by the DeKalb County School District.

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Dena Mellick is the Associate Editor of Decaturish.com.

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