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Greenwich Schedules Open Houses For Prospective Magnet School Students

Superintendent of Greenwich Public Schools William McKersie.
Superintendent of Greenwich Public Schools William McKersie. Photo Credit: File

GREENWICH, Conn. -- A series of open houses scheduled for January will allow Greenwich families to tour the town's five magnet schools, according to a statement from the school district.

"School choice provides opportunities to attend a school with programs that may be of particular interest to a family and/or individual student," district officials said in the statement. "School choice also provides the district with a means of balancing enrollment among its schools on a voluntary basis rather than by mandating school attendance area changes."

Though offerings at each school vary, the curriculum at the district's magnet schools ultimately requires students there to learn the same lessons with the same level of support services as all other students in the town, according to the statement.

The application process for admittance to a magnet school for the 2016-17 school year has  begun. Applications and guidelines are available on the Greenwich school district's website .

According to the district, at least 10 open houses are scheduled this month beginning Jan. 12. Additional events tentatively have been scheduled to account for the possibility of inclement weather.

The events are to take place at the Hamilton Avenue, International, Julian Curtiss and New Lebanon elementary schools, as well as the Western Middle School.

For more detailed descriptions of what each school offers and a full list of open house events, view the district's press release .

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