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Magnet Applications Due March 18

Tours, Information Sessions Underway for K-8 School Choice Options

Article Date: Feb 01, 2016

Tours, Info Sessions Begin for School Choice Options

Families interested in exploring Bend-La Pine Schools’ Choice Options should consider taking advantage of upcoming tours and information sessions. Available for students in grades K-8, the district's Choice Options provide learning opportunities that are significantly different from our traditional programs, while meeting the same standards and requirements as other schools within the district.

More info on our Choice Options webpage.

Application Process and Guidelines:

  • Interested parents are strongly encouraged to attend parent information meetings and tours for the schools in which they are interested.
  • Applications are available at each school.
  • Students may only apply to ONE magnet school. If multiple applications are filed, all applications will be eliminated from the lottery. (Students may apply to a magnet school and to Bear Creek's Dual Immersion Program.)

Important Dates:

March 18 - Applications due by 4 p.m.
April 1 - Letters mailed to families on magnet school status.
April 15 - Confirmation letters must be returned to schools.

Note: Parents wishing to send their children to a non-magnet school in another attendance area must fill out an Attendance Area Change Request form by March 1.

Upcoming Tours/Info Session Details:

Amity Creek Magnet School at Thompson (K-5)

Child-Centered Community School
437 NW Wall St., Bend
Parent Information Sessions:
March 9 at 2:30 and 6 p.m.

Parent Tours:
March 10 at 8:45 a.m.
March 15 at 8:45 a.m.

Bear Creek Elementary (K-5)

Spanish Dual Immersion Program
51 SE 13th St., Bend
Parent Information Sessions:
February 10 at 6 p.m.
March 7 at 6 p.m.

Parent Tours:
February 11 at 9 a.m.
March 8 at 9 a.m.

Highland Magnet School at Kenwood (K-5)

Scottish Storyline Method School
701 NW Newport Ave., Bend

Parent Information Sessions:
February 9 at 6 p.m.
February 17 at 3 p.m.

Parent Tours:
February 18 at 1 p.m.
February 25 at 1 p.m.

Juniper Elementary School (K-5)

Technology Magnet
1300 NE Norton Ave., Bend

Parent Information Session:
March 16 at 2:30 p.m. (tour included)

REALMS School (6-8)

Rimrock Expeditionary Alternative Learning Middle School
63175 OB Riley Road, Bend

Parent Information and Tour:
February 18 at 6:30 to 8 p.m.
February 23 at 6:30 to 8 p.m.

Westside Village Magnet School at Kingston (K-8)

Inclusive, Mixed Age Learning Community
1101 NW 12th St., Bend
Parent Information Sessions:
March 10 at 6 p.m.
March 16 at noon

Parent Tours: Upon Request

Bend International School (K-8)

International focused charter school
63020 O.B Riley Road., Bend
Parent Information Sessions:
February 25: Elementary Program begins at 4 p.m.; Middle School program begins at 4:30 p.m.
March 1: Elementary Program begins at 6 p.m.; Middle School Program begins at 7 p.m.

Parent Tours:
March 2 at 1 p.m.
March 8 at 9 a.m.
RSVP for tours at [email protected]

Other Choice Option Schools:

Buckingham Elementary School
Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Focus School
541-355-2600; 62569 Hamby Road, Bend

Elk Meadow Elementary School
Integrated Arts Focus School
541-355-1500; 60880 Brookswood Blvd, Bend

Pilot Butte Middle School
International Baccalaureate (IB) World School
541-355-7400; 1501 NE Neff Road, Bend