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Columbus Magnet School

46 Concord St, Norwalk, CT 06854 Phone: (203) 899-2840



   

COLUMBUS MAGNET SCHOOL
2020 LOTTERY INFORMATION


The 2020 Columbus Magnet School Lottery was drawn on Thursday, March 26, 2020. Applicants who were selected were contacted via email. Applicants placed on waiting lists were notified of their status by mail. If vacancies become available we will contact you. Please make sure we have current contact information on file. For additional information, please contact Lottery Coordinator Terry Lakin at ​lakint@norwalkps.org. 

Columbus Magnet School's Information and Lottery Application Period runs from January  9 through  March 13, 2020. The Lottery Drawing will be held on Thursday, March 26, 2020 in the Columbus Magnet School Auditorium. Lottery applications are only distributed at our evening information meetings and daytime guided tours.

HOW DO I APPLY TO COLUMBUS MAGNET SCHOOL?
Admission to Columbus Magnet School is through a Lottery drawing. To be included in the annual Lottery, parents must submit applications for their children during the Lottery Information and Application Period, January 9 through March 13, 2020. The deadline for submitting Lottery applications (including CMS siblings) is Thursday, March 13, 2020. The Lottery will be drawn on Thursday, March 26, 2020 at 6 pm at Columbus Magnet School.

EVENING LOTTERY INFORMATION MEETINGS:
Two Evening Information Meetings for parents are planned. 

Thursday, January 23, 2020, 6:00 pm
​Thursday, February 6, 2020, 6:00 pm Bilingual Presentation
Thursday, February 20, 2020, 6:00 pm

DAYTIME GUIDED TOURS are conducted during the Information and Lottery Application Period (January through March) to showcase the wonderful learning opportunities taking place at Columbus Magnet School. Space is limited. Reservations are required.
TOUR DATES & TIMES:
January 14, 9:30 am FULL
January 21, 9:30 am FULL
January 28, 9:30 am FULL
February 11, 9:30 am FULL
March 3, 9:30 am FULL
March 10, 9:30 am - Limited Reservations Available


To make a tour reservation, please contact Terry Lakin, Communications and Admissions Coordinator, by email at lakint@norwalkps.org or call the school office at (203) 899-2840. It is not necessary to make a reservation for our evening meetings.

GUIDELINES FOR APPLYING TO THE

COLUMBUS MAGNET SCHOOL LOTTERY

  • Lottery Applications will only be distributed during our scheduled evening information meetings and daytime tours. (See above listed dates).
  • If you attended an information meeting or guided tour last year, please call the school office at (203) 899-2840 to request an application.
  • Applications may not be reproduced.
  • Applicants must be residents of Norwalk. (Proof of residency is required.)
  • Kindergarten applicants must be born on or before January 1, 2016.
  • All applications require parent/guardian signatures.
  • Information submitted in the application will be checked for accuracy. False information will disqualify the applicant.
  • To qualify as a sibling and receive priority status, both applicant and sibling must attend Columbus Magnet School in the 2020/2021 school year.
  • Applicants may only apply to one of Norwalk's Magnet Schools. Applying to more than one school will disqualify all applications submitted.
  • All applicants must have completed online registration and uploaded proof of residence by the March 18, 2020  in order to be eligible for acceptance into Columbus Magnet School.
  • Only siblings of current Columbus students may register at Columbus.
  • Application confirmations and lottery numbers will be mailed to all applicants.
  • Applications received after the March 13, 2020 deadline will be held until after the lottery drawing. Late applicants will then be placed on the waiting list.


​FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT THE COLUMBUS SCHOOL OFFICE AT (203) 899-2840.



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