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The Museum School

 

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Open Enrollment for the 2015-2016 school year will be held January 30 - February 13, 2015. The deadline for the submission of all applications for admission to be included in the lottery is FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2015 at 2:30 p.m. Completed student applications with supporting documents will be accepted during the open enrollment period above stated, Monday through Friday, at The Museum School of Avondale Estates at 923 Forrest Blvd., Decatur, GA 30030 between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.. A public student lottery will be conducted on Feb. 18 to determine admission for the 2015-2016 school year.

All persons remaining on the 2014-2015 waitlist as of Jan. 30, 2015, will need to reapply during the 2015 Open Enrollment Period. Applications are also required for incoming siblings of all currently enrolled students and should be submitted during the open enrollment period. 

Application Checklist

The Application and Parent Agreement must be completed in entirety, signed and dated, and accompanied by the following supporting documentation:

1. Two (2) proof of residency documents as follows:

  • A copy of the deed, mortgage, current monthly mortgage statement or current, unexpired lease
  • A copy of a current utility bill (within 30 days of date of application); must be gas, water or electric
  • A completed, notarized Affidavit of Residency is required only if a parent(s) does not own/lease the residence in which they reside with the student, but student and parent(s) reside with a relative or other person who is the property owner/lessee within the school attendance zone (additional instructions apply to Affidavit of Residency)
  • 2. An original or state-certified copy of the child's birth certificate (no xerox copies will be accepted)
    3. A copy of the child's social security card or waiver
    4. A copy of parent's photo ID

     

    Applications must be complete as specified above in order to be accepted for processing. Incomplete applications will be returned to the applicant at the time of submission and will not be processed until returned with appropriate documentation and marked “complete”.

    Attendance Eligibility

    For the 2015-2016 academic year, The Museum School of Avondale Estates is open to all students in kindergarten through seventh grade who live within the attendance district, subject to availability. The school's two-tiered attendance district gives priority to children who live in focus area 1, which includes areas zoned for Avondale Elementary School, Knollwood Elementary School and Midway Elementary School, as those zones were defined for the 2011-2012 academic year. If space allows, children who live in focus area 2, which is defined as the remainder of the DeKalb County School District (excluding areas within the City of Decatur and City of Atlanta), are considered for admission.

    The two-tiered attendance zone allows The Museum School to provide a quality education to as many children as possible, ensure the school remains financially responsible, and uphold our mission to develop a community school.

    Students with a parent or guardian who is a member of the governing board or is a full-time teacher, professional, or other employee of The Museum School, also are eligible to attend.