/Fifth-graders may apply for iTech Prep and/or VSAA beginning Jan. 12

Beginning Tuesday, Jan. 12, at 4 p.m. PST, current fifth-grade students will have the opportunity to apply for entrance to Vancouver School of Arts and Academics and/or Vancouver iTech Preparatory.

For admitted students, enrollment will begin with the 2016-17 school year.

Enrollment in either school is free, but students must apply for admission. Recommendations or counselor approval also may be required.

Applications should be submitted at www.vansd.org/choices between Monday, Jan. 12, at 4 p.m. PST and the deadlines noted below. Admission is based on qualifications, not the order in which the application is received. Applications will not be reviewed until after the deadline.

Students who live within district boundaries will be given priority over students from other districts. Transportation is provided for in-district students to/from their home school to the magnet site.

Acceptance letters will be mailed on Friday, March 11. Students who are not accepted to a program may be placed on a waiting list.

Parents and prospective students can learn more about the following programs by attending an open house or getting more information via one of the ways outlined below.

Vancouver School of Arts and Academics (grades 6-12)

VSAA offers an interdisciplinary curriculum focused on the arts—visual arts, dance, literary arts, moving image arts, music and theatre—and rigorous academics.

Application and recommendations deadline: Monday, Feb. 8, 4 p.m. PST.

Open house: Tuesday, Jan. 12, at 6:30 p.m. at VSAA, 3101 Main St.

For more information about this program, visit the district or school website, talk to a schooivsaa.arts@vansd.org or call 360-313-4600.

Vancouver iTech Preparatory (grades 6-12)

This school features a project-based comprehensive program for students interested in science, technology, engineering and math. The middle school is located at the Jim Parsley Community Center, and the high school is located at the Clark College Building on the Washington State University Vancouver campus.

Application deadline: Friday, March 4, at 4 p.m. PST

Open houses: Tuesday, Feb. 9, at 6:30 p.m. and Thursday, Feb. 18, at 6:30 p.m. at the Jim Parsley Community Center, 4100 Plomondon St. Parent/student must attend one open house in order to submit an application.

For more information about this program, visit the district or school website or email itech@vansd.org. Interested parents and students also may contact iTech Prep’s middle school counselor or program coordinator at 360-313-5200 or high school counselor or program coordinator at 360-992-6021.

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