Lottery applications for the 2020-21 school year are now open.
Dec. 4 @ 6:00 pm-7:00pm
Jan. 11 @ 11:00 am-12:00pm
Jan. 16 @ 9:00 am-10:00am
Jan. 30 @ 6:00 pm-7:00pm
Childcare is provided during Open House events. Computers will be available to submit lottery applications at the conclusion of Open House. The agenda for the Open Houses is: Welcome, Unique Features of ICS, IB Program. Day in the Life, School Tour, Question and Answer Session, Lottery Application Help (computers available).
*Please note that ICS implements a weighted lottery. The ICS mission states, “The International Community School is an International Baccalaureate World School that educates refugees, immigrants, and local children, and provides a rigorous and holistic education in an intentionally diverse community of mutual learners.” One of our goals is to maintain an equal balance between students who are refugees and immigrants and students who are born in the United States. Since a majority of our students who are refugees and immigrants are part of the ESOL program, we amended our charter contract, which was approved by DeKalb County and the Georgia Department of Education, to ensure that 50% of our students qualify for ESOL. Thus, students who speak another language at home, who are highly likely to qualify for ESOL services, will be given preference in our upcoming lottery in March.
ICS is a tuition-free, public charter school. ICS openly enrolls students who reside within the DeKalb County School Districts, except incorporated Decatur and Atlanta school districts. Applicants will be admitted through a public lottery process to determine admission. ICS does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability in admission to its programs, services, or activities, in access to them, in treatment of individuals, or in any aspect of their operations. ICS does not discriminate in its hiring or employment practices.
For more information, please contact the ICS Registrar at 404-499-8969 or email [email protected].