HAGERSTOWN, MD (February 7, 2006) – Washington County Public Schools will expand its elementary Magnet Programs to two new schools for the 2006-2007 school year, pending final approval of the FY2007 General Fund Operating Budget. Applications are now available for next fall’s Magnet classes in grades 2, 3 and 4 at Boonsboro Elementary Magnet School for World Languages and Global Communication, and Williamsport Elementary Magnet School for Math, Science and Technology. WCPS Elementary Magnet classes offer enriched and accelerated learning experiences for students who demonstrate high academic potential, strong motivation and work ethic, creativity and leadership ability.
WCPS received over 100 applications for Magnet Programs at Emma K. Doub, Funkstown and Fountaindale Elementary Schools. The applicants and students currently enrolled in Magnet classes at these schools may also consider the Boonsboro and Williamsport Magnet Programs for next year. Letters will be sent to parents and guardians requesting their first preference of Magnet programs.
Applications for next year’s Magnet classes at Boonsboro and Williamsport Elementary Magnet Programs are available in each elementary school office and at the Office of Funded and Special Programs at the Board of Education. Applications and information may also be accessed on the WCPS website (www.wcboe.k12.md.us). All applications must be completed and returned to the Office of Funded and Special Programs by March 24, 2006.
Open Houses for families to tour the new elementary Magnet Schools are scheduled for the following dates:
- Tuesday, February 21: 5:00-6:00 p.m. - Williamsport Elementary Magnet School for Math, Science and Technology
- Tuesday, February 28: 5:00-6:00 p.m. - Boonsboro Elementary Magnet School for World Languages and Global Communication
For more information, contact Dr. Elizabeth Donohoe, 301-766-2992.