The Imagine International Academy of North Texas, a public tuition-free charter school scheduled to open in the fall of 2012 in McKinney, has received over 1,900 applications for admission since it began accepting applications in November. The application period for residents within the school’s Primary Geographic Boundary ends at 5:00 PM on March 1st, 2012.
The Academy plans to serve approximately 950 students in grades K-9 for the 2012-2013 school year, growing by one grade each year to become a K-12 school, and will offer a rigorous college preparatory curriculum based on the International Baccalaureate (IB) educational framework. In Texas, students graduating with passing scores on the International Baccalaureate high school Diploma are eligible for a minimum of 24 hours of college credit at any public institution of higher education.
The school plans to accept approximately 100 students per grade. If more applications are received than space is available, all applicants will be entered into a random lottery in order to determine admission to the Academy. “We have received well over our limit for each grade so far,” said Julia Brady, Central Administration Officer for the school, adding that “at this point, a lottery will be required for all grade levels.”
Applications for admission from residents of the school’s primary geographic boundary (which includes the school districts of McKinney, Allen, Frisco, Prosper, Celina, Melissa, Princeton, and Lovejoy) may be downloaded from the school website and dropped off until 5:00 PM on March 1st at the school’s temporary office located at 2780 Virginia Parkway, Suite 101, in McKinney or faxed to 214-491-1504.
For more information, visit the school’s website at www.imaginenorthtexas.org