• Phoenix Middle School, 2341 Snouffer Road, Worthington, OH 43085 | Phone 614-450-4100
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How to Apply

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Phoenix houses approximately 85 seventh graders and 80 eighth graders, and is staffed by 18 full-time teachers and support staff. Our school is based upon the integration of core curriculum with critical thinking, global education, arts, wellness, and community interaction. This is achieved through collaboration among the staff members, who work extensively to combine, streamline, and enhance traditional middle school curriculum to make each student's educational experience as meaningful as possible.

How to Apply:

**  Application for the 2017/18 School Year are Closed **

The lottery was held on  Monday, April 03, 2017

All questions about the lottery process should be referred to Jeanne Prest, Administrative Assistant to Neil Gupta, Director of
Secondary Education.


1-150x150Review the Phoenix Website

To learn more about Phoenix, please review the information in the "About us", and "Academics ", sections of our website. Feel free to contact us with any questions.


2-150x150Attend Information Meetings

It is imperative that prospective students and families understand the many aspects of the Phoenix program before they decide to apply. Therefore, we expect all families considering Phoenix to attend at least one of the information meetings (both parents and students are encouraged to attend).

Informational meetings for the 2017/2018 school year were scheduled for:

  • Tuesday, March 07, 2017 | 6:30pm @ Phoenix Middle School

  • Wednesday, March 08, 2017 | 6:30pm @ Phoenix Middle School
  • There was also an Open House at Phoenix Middle School on Saturday, March 18, 2017 | 10am - 12pm.

3-150x150Complete and Submit the Application

To apply to be a Phoenix 7th grader for the 2017-2018 school year, parents/students must complete the current Phoenix Middle School application and submit it no later than Friday, March 24, 2017 (All applications must be received online by 4:00 pm). Students that have submitted completed applications on time will be entered into a lottery and randomly selected on Monday, April 03, 2017. All students' not selected will be placed on a wait list. Worthington School officials reserve the right to remove any application that is incomplete.


**  Application for the 2017/18 School Year are Closed **

 ALL APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE
The lottery will be held on  Monday, April 03, 2017

 


Additional Information:

The Lottery Process

  • Students will be drawn randomly by district quadrant (determined by neighborhood schools), from a lottery held on Monday, April 03, 2017. District goals to balance middle school enrollment and gender drive the process. McCord MS attendance area: 44 students will be pulled from the lottery from 10:00am-­10:45am; Kilbourne MS attendance area: 20 students will be pulled from 11:00am­-11:30am; Worthingway MS attendance area: 20 students will be pulled from 11:45am-­12:15pm. To be eligible, students must be residents in the Worthington Schools when school begins in Fall 2017.

  • Students/Parents are NOT required to be present at the lottery on drawing day to be eligible for a spot.

  • After the lottery has been completed and we have our new 7th grade class for 2017-­2018, we will host the new students here at Phoenix MS for an orientation / open house on the morning of Thursday, May 11, 2017. Parents will need to provide transportation to and from Phoenix that morning. Details to follow. We will also hold a new parent orientation in mid-­late May (evening). Details to follow.

7th Grade Wait List Practices

  • Following the Spring Phoenix lottery, student spaces will be confirmed. If lottery student spaces are declined, wait list student s will be contacted and offered spaces until all are filled.

  • Wait list calls will be placed based on home school and gender. If a student declines, the first same gender student on the wait list will be contacted.

  • If the wait list for a middle school is exhausted, enrollment numbers from the other two middle schools and gender will determine the next waitlist.

  • If all students decline from the wait lists, opposite gender students from original home middle school will then be asked. The process will then repeat until the position is filled.

  • Students remaining on the wait list will remain on the list through their 8th grade year.

8th Grade Wait List Practices

  • Phoenix staff will begin to contact the 8th grade wait list once enrollment numbers for the class go beneath 80. The goals of balanced gender enrollment and middle school enrollment drive the process.

  • The first waitlist that will be contacted is the home middle school of the student leaving and gender. If a student accepts a position, the process will stop.

  • If all members from the home middle school wait list have declined, Phoenix enrollment numbers from the other two middle schools and gender will determine the next waitlist.

  • If all students decline from the wait lists, opposite gender students from original home middle school will then be asked. The process will then repeat until the position is filled.

Enrollment Exceptions

  • Due to our unique schedule, we allow current Phoenix families with a student who is currently enrolled at Phoenix as a 7th grader (moving to 8th grade) to have automatic admittance for an incoming 7th grade sibling. [Please Note: Even if a 6th grader has a sibling who is currently enrolled as a Phoenix 7th grader, they MUST complete and submit an application. Students without applications WILL NOT be entered in the lottery, regardless of whether their sibling is in the current Phoenix 7th grade class].

  • Families with multiple students in the same grade and in the same household (ex. twins, steps) can submit a separate application for each student. In the case that a student from that household is selected, offers will be extended to each additional student for the upcoming school year but each additional student will not take any seats away from other students in the lottery.

  • All seventh graders attending Phoenix in the 7th grade will automatically matriculate into the eighth grade class.

  • The children of Phoenix staff can be added to the new class after an application is submitted. The Phoenix staff’s students do not take any seats away from other students in the lottery.

If you have any other questions about Phoenix Middle School, please email Adham Schirg (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.), Beth Cullinan (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.), or Robert Estice (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

**  Application for the 2017/18 School Year are Closed **

 ALL APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE
The lottery will be held on  Monday, April 03, 2017

 

Office Contact

Adham Schirg Principal
Chrissy Cavaluchy Secretary
Karan Dunn Counselor

School Hours: 7:40 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Phoenix Middle School
2341 Snouffer Road, Worthington, OH 43085

Phone 614.450,4100 | Fax 614,883,3610

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