Priority Enrollment for the 2022-23 School Year Now Open
We are looking forward to welcoming your child into our schools for the 2022-23 school year. Priority Enrollment for the fall is now open. Families are eligible for a number of opportunities within SoWashCo Schools from our early learning programs, elementary magnet programs (Nuevas Fronteras Spanish Immersion and Multiage at Valley Crossing Elementary), to our new SoWashCo Online for students in grades K-5 and 9-12 debuting fall 2022.
You should have received the SoWashCo School and Enrollment Guide in your mailbox in early January. The guide includes helpful information about your child’s boundary school, our magnet programs and a look into the different services and opportunities we offer.
If you did not receive a guide in the mail, follow the link below to download your own copy.
We invite you to learn more about your child’s boundary school by scheduling a tour where the principal or an administrator will guide you through the school and answer any questions you may have.
Magnet Programs and Priority Enrollment
SoWashCo Schools offers two magnet programs, the Spanish immersion magnet program hosted at Nuevas Fronteras Spanish Immersion School and our multiage magnet program hosted at Valley Crossing Elementary School. Priority enrollment is now underway through Friday, Feb. 11. During this time, we encourage you to first enroll your kindergarten child into their boundary school then complete the online application to have your child entered into the lottery for one of our two magnet programs. Families who participate in the lottery will be notified if their child is accepted or placed on the waiting list for a magnet program in March.
Recordings from the magnet program virtual information sessions will be available online on our magnet program page.
SoWashCo Online offers students in grades K-5 and 9-12 the opportunity to learn in a flexible environment that best meets their needs. Students are supported by experienced SoWashCo teachers with the same challenging academic standards as our traditional schools.
Students in grades K-5 will take an active role in their own learning, embrace their natural curiosity and apply knowledge to real-world situations while being enrolled full-time in SoWashCo Online. Students will take advantage of continuous opportunities to connect with and learn from students in their online class.
Students in grades 9-12 will have the opportunity to enroll in SoWashCo Online part time or full time. More than 50 online courses are taught by our own SoWashCo Schools teachers, including many online Advanced Placement (AP) classes for college credit. SoWashCo Schools students will still have the option to participate in their boundary/attendance area school’s athletics and activities while enrolled in SoWashCo Online part time or full time.
Families interested in SoWashCo Online are encouraged to first complete enrollment for their boundary school, and then complete the SoWashCo Online pre-registration form and follow the instructions provided. Please note that SoWashCo Online is not yet offered to grades 6-8.
If your student is already enrolled in their boundary school, please complete the online intra-district transfer form and select “SoWashCo Online K-5” or “SoWashCo Online 9-12” for full time enrollment. Students in grades 9-12 already enrolled in their boundary school and interested in taking classes part time through SoWashCo Online should make an appointment with their school counselor. Students can also view available online courses in our high school course guide.
Upcoming SoWashCo Online Information Nights:
Attend one of our virtual information sessions via Zoom on the dates below to learn more about SoWashCo Online for the 2022-23 school year. Zoom links will be available on the day of the information session on the SoWashCo Online website.
- Monday, Jan. 24 6-6:45 pm (Grades K-5)
- Thursday, Jan. 27 12-12:45 pm (Grades K-5)
- Monday, Jan. 31 12-12:45 pm (Grades 9-12)
- Tuesday, Feb. 1 6-6:45 pm (Grades 9-12)
Thank you for considering SoWashCo Schools to set up your child for success. We look forward to welcoming you and your child into our schools in September 2022.
To learn more about SoWashCo Schools priority enrollment, visit sowashco.org/enroll.