Choice Academies

Students

Introduction

  • The Choice Academies program in Marietta City Schools provides parents and guardians an opportunity to choose, within a clearly defined window of eligibility, the elementary school best suited to their child’s talents and needs. Space must be available at the school and within the grade level requested before a Choice application is eligible for approval.

    The application window for the Marietta City Schools (MCS) elementary Choice Academies program will open the 1st Monday in November and will close the 3rd Friday in December. Interested Marietta City residents seeking to apply for Choice Academies must submit their completed application no later than the 3rd Friday in December. Notification of acceptance is the last Friday in January. 

    All Marietta City elementary Choice Academies offer school tours by appointment. To arrange a school tour, please contact the school directly. Learn more about the unique academic programs offered at each Marietta City elementary school by visiting the schools listed below and/or reading the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's) on this webpage. 

    For instructions to apply for Choice Acadamies, please visit the Student Registration page.  

     

     


     

  • OUR ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS

    ARE CHOICE ACADEMIES

    Choose a Space Where Young Minds Will Grow

    A.L. Burruss
    Elementary School

    International Baccalaureate Primary Years Candidacy School
    Marietta Center
    for Advanced Academics

    Science, Technology, Engineering, Math Magnet*
    Sawyer Road
    Elementary School

    International Baccalaureate Primary Years Academy
     
    Kindergarteners through fifth grade students receive a broad academic program using multi-modal instruction to develop writing, speaking, presentation, and collaboration skills. More» Kindergarteners through fifth grade students receive a comprehensive, sequential academic program that incorporates the performing and visual arts in the teaching of core courses. More» Third through fifth grade students receive a integrated, rigorous, academic program focused on science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).
    *Separate admissions and eligibility criteria must be met.
    » Magnet Program
    » How to Apply
    Kindergarteners through fifth grade students receive an interdisciplinary, student-centered academic program that develops a global perspective through inquiry-based learning. More»
     
    Dunleith
    Elementary School

    Literacy Academy
    Lockheed
    Elementary School

    Leadership Academy
    Park Street
    Elementary School

    S.M.A.R.T. Goals Academy
    West Side
    Elementary School

    Talented and Gifted Learning Academy
     
    Kindergarteners through fifth grade students receive an inclusive academic program that integrates literacy with technology learning tools and resources. More» Kindergarteners through fifth grade students receive a complete academic program that incorporates principle-centered, character-building, personal leadership development. More» Kindergarteners through fifth grade students receive an in-depth academic program that incorporates individual and personalized 21st century learning experiences with hands-on digital education content using the S.M.A.R.T. goal process. More» Kindergarteners through fifth grade students receive a global, academic program that uncovers and develops the unique talents and gifts of all students. More»
     

     SCHOOL TOURS (Call for appointment)

    A.L. Burruss Elementary:
    Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
    (Call for appointment)
    Hickory Hills Elementary:
    Monday – Thursday
    Marietta Center for Advanced Academics:
    Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
    (Call for appointment)
    Sawyer Road Elementary:
    Monday – Friday
    Dunleith Elementary:
    Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.
    Lockheed Elementary:
    Monday – Thursday
    Park Street Elementary:
    Monday – Thursday
    West Side Elementary:
    Wednesdays at 1:00 p.m. and
    Thursdays at 9:00 a.m.

     


Choice Academies FAQ's

  • The Choice Academies Application window opens the 1st Monday in November and closes the 3rd Friday in December. 

    Vision: The vision of Marietta City Schools is to help all students to learn to their fullest potential.

    Who should apply?

    Only those parents/guardians wishing to choice their child from their current zoned school to a Marietta City Choice Academy need apply. If you do not want to choice your child from his/her current zoned school then you do not need to apply. If you are currently enrolled in a school as a result of a choice placement, you do not need to submit a choice application.

    Is a Choice Academy application required for siblings?

    Yes, if you wish to choice a sibling from their current zoned school to a Marietta City Choice Academy, a choice application is required.

    How do I apply?

    1. Complete both form (a) and (b) below:

    1. MCS Choice Academies Application  
      Use this form to select your 1st and/or 2nd choice for the Choice Academies Program.

    2. MCS Enrollment Agreement
      This form stipulates the eligibility criteria that must be met in order for your child to participate in and/or remain at any Marietta City Choice Academy.

    If you are a current resident of the Marietta City school district, and your child is not currently enrolled at an MCS school, the MCS Choice Academies Application  and the MCS Enrollment Agreement must be submitted by the 3rd Friday in December. 

    In addtion, you must register your student for MCS through Registration Gateway AFTER JANUARY 1st.

    When will I know a decision regarding my school choice preference?

    You will be notifed the last Friday in January. 

    What if I move into the district after the Choice Academy application period?

    The application period for the Choice Academies Program happens once a year. If you move into the district after the application period ends, you must wait to apply until the new application period is announced.  

    Can I Choice more than once during the school year?

    Placement into a Choice Academy can only occur once during a school year. Students are required to remain enrolled at the Choice Academy for the entire school year.

    What happens if I am not selected for either my 1st or 2nd choice?

    Because of the limited number of spaces available at each school, and within each grade level, we cannot guarantee that everyone will receive the requested 1st or 2nd choice. If you do not receive your 1st or 2nd choice, you will attend your zoned school for the current year and may apply for the Choice Academies Program again next school year.

  • "...School choice is part of the strategy to give every child an excellent education."
    -U.S. Secretary of Education  Margaret Spellings