Admission to H-B Woodlawn

I. General Information About School Choices in APS

Families of children entering middle school or high school in the fall of 2017 can get an overview of Arlington’s middle schools or high schools and programs, including their program focuses, application dates, orientation schedules, transfer procedures at special information nights. Breakout sessions with individual school principals will be provided. These sessions will outline unique programs and activities offered at their individual schools. Some simultaneous Spanish interpretation services will be available. Contact School & Community Relations at 703-228-6005.

  • Middle School Information Night – 7:00 pm on November 7, 2016 at Washington-Lee High School
  • High School Information Night – 7:00 pm on December 12, 2016 at Washington-Lee High School

For information about School Choices in Arlington Public Schools contact: Gladis Bourdouane, gladis.bourdouane@apsva.us

II. Specific Information About H-B Woodlawn

The H-B Woodlawn program serves students countywide. The focus is on students who need less restriction and a degree of freedom similar to that of college students.

  • H-B Woodlawn Program Page
  • Transportation: Provided to students living more than 1.5 miles away from the school.
  • (See link to Local School Report for the latest Profile)
  • Population H-B serves: H-B Woodlawn is a countywide program open to all students in middle and high school via application to the 6th or 9th grade entry levels. (Note: spaces at the 9th grade entry level may be limited).

A. Application Process

A Pupil Transfer Application to H-B Woodlawn to apply to participate in the 6th grade lottery must be submitted between November 7, 2016 and January 23, 2017 for the 2017-18. To participate in the 9th grade lotteryplease submit your application between November 7, 2016 and January 31, 2016. Parents are encouraged to attend transfer orientations (see below).

Rising 6th grade parents: Applications must be received on or before Monday, January 23, 2017 at 4:00 pm. This is not a postmark deadline.

Rising 9th grade parents: Applications must be received on or before Tuesday, January 31, 2017 at 4:00 pm. This is not a postmark deadline.

B. Transfer Orientations

Parents are encouraged to attend a transfer orientation at both the neighborhood school and at H-B Woodlawn (no RSVP required to attend). The application is submitted to H-B Woodlawn and a postcard receipt is mailed to the parent/guardian. Applications must be received on or before 4:00 pm on the appropriate date (see above).

Middle School Orientations

November 7, 7:00-9:00 pm: Middle School Information Night at Washington-Lee High School
December 6, 2:30-3:30 pm: Orientation session at H-B Woodlawn
January 10, 2017, 7:00-9:00 pm: Orientation session at H-B Woodlawn

High School Orientations

December 12, 7:00-9:00 pm: High School Information Night at Washington-Lee High School
January 9, 3:00-4:00 pm: Orientation session at H-B Woodlawn
January 10, 2017, 7:00-9:00 pm: Orientation session at H-B Woodlawn

Transfer Orientations for Middle School

Transfer Orientations for High School

Application to H-B Woodlawn is by lottery. Applications must be received on or before 4:00 pm on the appropriate date (see above).

Additional information about the process at H-B Woodlawn is available from Vanessa Piccorossi in the main office. She can be reached at 703-228-6351, or via e-mail at vanessa.piccorossi@apsva.us.

C. The Lottery Process

A random lottery is held whenever there are more applications than available slots. For the 2017-18 school year, the 6th grade lottery will be held on January 30, 2017. The 9th grade lottery will be held on February 3, 2017.  After the lottery takes place, those randomly selected will be notified by mail.

For the middle school, an allotment of slots for each neighborhood school based on the proportion of 5th graders living in each neighborhood school attendance zone is determined each year. Students attending non-neighborhood APS schools, private schools, and home schoolers are included in their neighborhood school attendance zone lottery. For the high school, there is no neighborhood school allotment of slots.

Students who apply but are not selected will be placed in numerical order on the waiting list. Applications received after the application deadline will be placed at the bottom of the existing waiting list. When there is a space opening, the next person in the waiting list will be contacted and given an opportunity to register. Students who have already been selected and admitted do not need to reapply for grades 7-12.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Application deadline

6th grade: was at 4:00 pm, January 23, 2017

9th grade: January 31, 2017 at 4:00 pm
all applications MUST be in the H-B Woodlawn office by the deadline

Lottery

6th grade: January 30, 2017

9th grade: February 3, 2017

Notification is by mail only; letters will be mailed within 3 days of the lottery.

Deadlines

Admitted students visit HBW February 2017

6th grade decision deadline: February 24, 2017

9th grade decision deadline: March 3, 2017

 

Transfer Orientations for Middle School

Transfer Orientations for High School

Application to H-B Woodlawn

WHAT PARENTS NEED TO DO

  • Complete application
  • Attend optional orientation sessions at home school & H-B Woodlawn
  • Submit 6th grade application to H-B Woodlawn on or before 4:00 pm,
    January 23, 2017 (6th grade)
  • Submit 9th grade application to H-B Woodlawn on or before 4:00 pm,
    January 31, 2017 (9th grade)

WHAT HAPPENS WHEN

  • Middle School Orientation Sessions
    11/7/16, 7:00 MS Info Night at W-L
    12/6/16, 2:30
    1/10/17, 7:00
  • High School Orientation Sessions
    12/12/16, 7:00 HS Info Night at W-L
    1/9/17, 3:00
    1/10/17, 7:00

Application deadline

6th grade: January 23, 2017
9th grade: January 31, 2017

Lottery

6th grade: January 30, 2017
9th grade: February 3, 2017

Notification is by mail only; letters will be mailed within 3 days of the lottery.

Deadlines

Admitted students visit HBW February 2017

6th grade decision deadline: February 24, 2017

9th grade decision deadline: March 3, 2017