SLPS Magnet and Choice Schools to Host Open Houses Saturday, October 10th, All Interested Students Invited to Meet School Representatives and Tour Facilities

ST. LOUIS, MO, October 2, 2009- Saturday, October 10th, from 11:00am until 3:00pm, the St. Louis Public Schools District will be hosting an Open House at each magnet school throughout the district.

Magnet Elementary Schools Include: * Lyon at Blow Academy of Basic Instruction Community Education Full Service School (K-8), 516 Loughborough Ave. * Mallinckrodt Academy of Basic Instruction (P-5), 6020 Pernod Ave. * Washington Montessori (P-5), 1130 N. Euclid * Stix Early Childhood Center (P-2), 647 Tower Grove Ave. * Wilkinson Early Childhood Center @ Roe (P-2), 1921 Prather * Gateway Math and Science Elementary (P-5), #4 Gateway Dr. * Mullanphy Investigative Learning Center (P-5), 4421 Shaw Blvd. * Dewey International Studies (P-5), 6746 Clayton Ave. * Shaw Visual and Performing Arts (P-5), 5329 Columbia Ave. * Ames Visual and Performing Arts (P-5), 2900 Hadley Ave. * Kennard Classical Junior Academy (P-5), 5031 Potomac St.

Magnet Middle Schools Include: * Lyon at Blow Academy of Basic Instruction Community Education Full Service School (K-8), 516 Loughborough Ave. * Busch Academic and Athletic Academy (6-8), 5910 Clifton Ave. * McKinley Classical Junior Academy (6-8), 2156 Russell Blvd. * Gateway Math and Science Preparatory School (6-8), 1200 N. Jefferson Ave. * Compton-Drew Investigative Learning Center (6-8), 5130 Oakland Ave. * Bunche International Studies @ Madison (6-8), 1118 S. 7th St. * Carr Lane Visual and Performing Arts (6-8), 1004 N. Jefferson Ave.

Magnet High Schools Include: * McKinley Classical Leadership Academy (9-11), 2156 Russell Blvd. * Metro Academic and Classical High School (9-12), 4015 McPherson Ave. * Gateway Institute of Technology (9-12), 5101 McRee Ave. * Soldan International Studies (9-12), 918 N. Union Blvd. * Cleveland Naval Junior ROTC @ Pruitt (9-12), 1212 N. 22nd St. * Central Visual and Performing Arts (9-12), 3125 S. Kingshighway Blvd.

Also hosting an Open House on October 10th, from 11:00am until 3:00pm, will be the district’s Choice High Schools: * Carnahan High School of the Future (9-12), 4041 S. Broadway * Clyde C. Miller Career Academy (9-12), 1000 N. Grand Blvd. * Northwest Academy of Law (9-12), 5140 Riverview Blvd.

Students wishing to attend a magnet school must submit an application. Students wishing to attend a choice school must submit an application, an essay, and participate in an interview with the school’s selection committee.

City residents can visit the St. Louis Public Schools’ website www.slps.org or call the Office of Recruitment and Counseling Center (314) 633-5200.

Additional copies are available for county residents at the Voluntary Interdistrict Choice Corp. (VICC) website www.choicecorp. org or call (314) 721-8422, ext. 3012.

Applications for the following magnet and choice schools must be received by Friday, November 13th: * Carnahan High School of the Future * Central Visual and Performing Arts * Cleveland Navy Junior ROTC * Clyde C. Miller Career Academy * Gateway Institute of Technology High School * Kennard Classical Junior Academy * McKinley Classical Junior Academy * McKinley Classical Leadership Academy * Metro Academic and Classical High School * Northwest Academy of Law * Soldan International Studies * And from any continuity students.

Applications for all other St. Louis Magnet Schools must be received by Thursday, December 31st.

For more information about St. Louis Public Schools District’s Magnet and Choice schools please contact the Office of Recruitment and Counseling (314) 633-5200.

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