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Registration Information for the 2013 - 2014 School Year
2013 - 2014 Kindergarten - 8th grade Open Enrollment and Magnet School application information
The Open Enrollment and Magnet Application period for Jackson-Madison County School System for Grades K-8 for the 2013-2014 school year began on Tuesday, January 15, 2013 through Thursday, February 28, 2013.
Open Enrollment is an opportunity to request a Jackson-Madison County School for your child other than their zoned school for the next school year.
You should complete the Open Enrollment process if you are interested in your child attending a school other than their zoned school. If you are unsure what your child’s zoned school is for 2013-2014, check the website www.jmcss.org under the ‘Find my school’ tab or contact the School Service Center office at (731) 664-2500.
The selection of students for Open Enrollment consideration is NOT on a first come, first served basis. All applicants have an equal opportunity for placement. Students will be selected in a random lottery depending on space availability at the requested school. Some of our schools are already at, or near capacity and may not be able to accept students for Open Enrollment.
You may hand deliver, fax or mail your application to the School Service Center Office located at 310 North Parkway, Jackson, TN 38305. Schools will not accept Open Enrollment applications. Our hours are 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., Monday – Friday. The fax number is (731) 664-2502. All applications must be received by 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 28, 2013.
Parents will be notified about the status of their Open Enrollment request by mail after the random selection process is held. The random selection process is scheduled to be held on March 22, 2013 at 12:00 p.m. If you have questions regarding the open enrollment process, please contact Mrs. Kimberly Butler, Administrator for Magnet School Registration at (731) 664-2532.
For the 2013-2014 school year, Jackson-Madison County School System will offer Open Enrollment for its students in grades K-12. This program will not be offered to students in the pre-k program.
Frequently asked questions about Open Enrollment....
1. What is the purpose of open enrollment?
Open enrollment gives parents a choice by providing additional enrollment options to parents
in the district without regard to the residence of the parents/guardians.
2. How are schools selected, designated, and placed for openenrollment?
Each December the Superintendent’s designee will determine student capacity for each school. The designee will determine the number of seats available in each grade level. Magnet schools (schools without designated school zones) will not be designated as open enrollment schools.
3. Will a new list be generated each year?
Yes. It is anticipated that a new list will be generated each December.
4. May parents/guardians apply for multiple school transfers for schools at their designated grade level?
Yes, parents/guardians may select up to three school choices. Also, parents may apply for the lottery slots at the Montessori School at Bemis and Madison Academic
5. What happens if the open enrollment high school has different requirements for graduation than the high school the student is zoned to attend?
Students will be expected to complete all requirements for graduation from the open enrollment high school.
6. How are the needs of special education students and Section 504 Plan students met under open enrollment?
Students with Individual Education Programs and students with Section 504 Plans are permitted to apply for open enrollment. The district’s special education department and the district’s Section 504 Coordinator will be consulted to determine if the individual student’s IEP or Section 504 Plan can be met at the open enrollment school.
The district will not develop new programs to meet the needs of these students if the programs currently exist at the students’ zoned schools.
7. Is the school district required to provide transportation to students who accept open enrollment slots?
No. Parents/Guardians are responsible for transportation for open enrollment students.
Special education students and homeless students will be provided transportation in accordance with current state and federal laws.
8. How are the applications for Open Enrollment to be selected?
First priority is given to siblings of students who already attend the desired school.
Second priority students are students chosen from the lottery.
Third priority students are students chosen from waiting lists for each school.
9. Can the transferring students displace zoned students?No.
10. How often will a new open enrollment list be generated?
A new open enrollment list will be generated annually following administrative procedures outlined in this policy.
11. How will open enrollment affect families with multiple students who are applying at one school?
Families making applications for multiple children in the family will be given one lottery number. They will be considered as a group. Based on the youngest child’s position after the lottery, all efforts will be made to accommodate the siblings based on seat and space availability.
12. Can parents attend the open enrollment lottery process?
Yes. Parents who apply for open enrollment will receive an invitation to attend the lottery and the lottery will be open to the public.
K-5 Open Enrollment Schools for 2013 - 2014 will be....1) Alexander Elementary School (Grades K-5); 2) Andrew Jackson Elementary School (Grades K-5); 3) Arlington Elementary School (Grades K-5); 4) Thelma Barker Elementary School (Grades K-5); 5) Beech Bluff Elementary School (Grades K-5); 6) Denmark Elementary School (Grades K-5); 7) East Elementary School (Grades K-5); 8) Jackson Careers & Technology Elementary School (Grades K-5); 9) Isaac Lane Elementary School (Grades K-5); 10) Lincoln Elementary School (Grades K-5); 11) Malesus Elementary School (Grades K-5); 12) Nova Elementary School (Grades K-5) 13) Pope Elementary School (Grades K-5) 14) South Elementary School (Grades K-5).
K - 8 Magnet School Program for 2013 - 2014 will be...1) The Montessori School at Bemis (Grades K-8).
The Middle School Open Enrollment Schools for 2013 - 2014 will be.... 1) I.B. Tigrett Middle School (Grades 6 -8); 2) North Parkway Middle School (Grades 6 - 8); 3) Rose Hill Middle School (Grades 6 - 8); 4) North East Middle School (Grades 6 - 8); 5) West Middle School (Grades 6 - 8).
Schools will not accept open enrollment applications for students, these applications must be submitted to the School Service Center office located at 310 North Parkway, Jackson, TN by mail, hand delivery or by fax at (731) 664-2502.
For more information on the elementary and middle school Open Enrollment process or magnet school application process, contact the Central Office at 664-2500 or Kim Butler at 664-2532.
2013-2014 High School Open Enrollment and Magnet Application information
The applications for high school Open Enrollment and Magnet Schools are now available. The application deadline for high schools for Open Enrollment Schools and Magnet School is Thursday, January 31, 2013 at 4:00 p.m. The random selection process for open enrollment and magnet high school programs will be held on Friday, February 15, 2013 at 12:00 p.m.
The high school (Grades 9 - 12) Open Enrollment Schools for the 2013-2014 school year will be...1)Jackson Central-Merry Academy of Medical Technology High School, 2) Liberty Technology High School, 3) North Side High School and 4) South Side High School.
The 9- 12 Magnet School Program for 2013 - 2014 will be... 1) Madison Academic Magnet High School.
The High School Open Enrollment and Magnet applications are available on this website under "District News" and the "Parent and Student Resources" tab.
If a student is currently in high school and wishes to apply for Jackson Central-Merry Academy of Medical Technology, Liberty Technology Magnet High School, North Side High School, or South Side High School, they should submit an open enrollment application for the appropriate school and the appropriate grade to the School Service Center office prior to the January 31, 2013 deadline. These students will be entered into the random selection process for the appropriate schools and the appropriate grades and will be placed in those schools based on space available.
For Open Enrollment and Magnet School Application information or questions, contact Mrs. Kimberly Butler, Administrator for Magnet School Registration, (731) 664-2532, Fax (731) 664-2502, and e-mail at email@example.com
2) Contact the Central Office at 664-2500 or 664-2532 or
3) Contact the Bus Garage at 988-3890.
All students, ESPECIALLY NEW STUDENTS AND STUDENTS ENTERING KINDERGARTEN, will need to register for the fall term of the new school year and should complete the registration/application process.
Kindergarten or students entering the system for the first time will be required to provide:
•1) Tennessee School Entry Physical
•2) Child's Birth Certificate
•3) Tennessee Certificate of Immunization
•4) Child's Social Security Card
•5) Three Proofs of Legal Residence
JACKSON-MADISON COUNTY SCHOOLS SCHOOL REGISTRATION INFORMATION FOR 2013-2014
Open Enrollment and magnet applications for elementary and middle school students for Jackson-Madison County Schools for the 2013-2014 school year were made available Tuesday, January 15, 2013. The deadline for Open Enrollment and Magnet School applications will be Thursday, February 28, 2013. The random selection process for the Open Enrollment and Magnet School programs will be held on Friday, March 22, 2013 at 12:00 p.m.
All students, ESPECIALLY NEW STUDENTS AND STUDENTS ENTERING KINDERGARTEN, not yet enrolled for the fall term of 2013 should complete the Open Enrollment or Magnet School registration process at the School Service Center offices located at 310 North Parkway, Jackson, TN 38305 between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.
Zoning information may be obtained by calling 664-2500 or the Bus Garage at 988-3890 or by accessing the school system's website at www.jmcss.org. The system's website also contains information regarding the student dress code and school supply lists.
Students who have completed registration and have changed addresses will need to contact their newly assigned school to complete new registration information.
For additional information, contact 664-2500 or your assigned school.
Student dress code will be in effect on the first day of school for grades pre-k through 12.
To find where your child is zoned to attend school, contact 664-2500 or 664-2532. To discuss magnet options for your student, contact Kim Butler at 664-2532. Any option other than a student's zoned school will require an application and an assignment will be determined by space available and/or a random selection process. Transportation to schools other than the student's zoned school will be the responsibility of the parent.
Again, Kindergarten or students entering the system for the first time will be required to provide:
1) Tennessee School Entry Physical 2) Child’s Birth Certificate 3) Tennessee Certificate of Immunization 4) Child’s Social Security Card 5) Three Proofs of Legal Residence
For additional information, contact Kim Butler, Administrator for Magnet Registration, at 664-2532 or your assigned school.
Student dress code will be in effect on the first day of school for grades pre-k through 12.
Registration Instructions/Medical Requirements Parents should go to their child’s zoned school for all the necessary paperwork, such as a registration card and a parent questionnaire listing emergency numbers. Parents need to take their child’s certified birth certificate and social security number. They must also present three (3) proofs of legal residence, such as driver’s license, tax notification or statement (i.e. utility bill) that shows their legal address. Parents must sign a declaration of legal residence at the time of registration.
Each student registering must have a physical before starting school. The Tennessee school entry medical and certificate of immunization form is available at the physician’s office. Ask the physician to do hearing and vision screenings. The Madison County Health Department can assist with immunizations. The 2nd MMR (Measles, Mumps and Rubella) immunization is required for Kindergarten, 4th, 8th and 12th grades. If you have questions about registration contact the attendance supervisor at 731-664-2570.
Home School Registration All home school students must register with the Jackson-Madison County School System. Parents residing in Madison County who plan to conduct “Independent Home School” for grades K-12 are required to notify the attendance supervisor at 731-664-2570. Also parents of students 9-12 who plan to conduct home school through a “Satellite Home School” (such as Gateway Christian School) are required to notify the attendance supervisor at 731-664-2570.