Fort Wayne Community Schools Showcase



We’re sparking innovation and transformation at Fort Wayne Community Schools. Your student will find a diverse range of programs in our 50 school buildings. With seven magnet schools and programs of study at each of our high schools, plus the programming offered at the FWCS Career Academy, we are sure you will find an interest area for your student to pursue. We know FWCS parents have a choice to pick the school that best meets the needs of their children, and we believe that Fort Wayne Community Schools is the right choice for your family.

Lottery applications will be taken starting Monday, November 1. If you would like your student to attend a school other than your neighborhood school, please complete a lottery application. Preference is given to on-time applications submitted prior to the January 10, 2022 deadline. 

Your opportunity awaits at Fort Wayne Community Schools. 





School Choice Lottery Applications

We will begin accepting Lottery applications on Monday, Nov. 1, 2021, for the 2022-23 school year.

This year, applications will be taken through the online system only. No paper applications will be accepted. If you require assistance, please contact 260-467-2120 to schedule an appointment. 

If you submit an application, the lottery drawing on Feb. 3, 2022. 

Fill Out Lottery Application Online



Our Virtual Showcase provides families the opportunity to learn about our high quality neighborhood schools and the specialty programs offered at our magnet schools. Starting in elementary school, we have schools that focus on the arts, math and science, and by high school, students can choose engineering, biomedical studies, world languages or college prep while earning college credit through a variety of pathways. Each school also offers a variety of co-curricular activities to provide students an option to excel outside of the classroom. Click on the school link below to visit the website and learn more about what makes each school unique (please note, school videos may have footage that was filmed or photographed prior to COVID so masks would not have been required at the time). 

If you’d like to learn even more about a school, please schedule a tour at the school on any Tuesday in November. Not available on on a Tuesday? Schools are more than happy to provide a tour at another scheduled time. Please contact schools directly to schedule your tour. 

Once you’ve made your decision, be sure to fill out a lottery application for the school of your choice. You can learn more about the lottery process here

Read more about each of our schools and programs in our School Choice Catalog 




FWCS is proud of its policy that allows students to attend any school in the district, based on space availability and racial balance. From STEM & STEAM programs in our Magnet Schools, high quality deep learning at our neighborhood schools and specialized programs of study at each of our high schools to co-curricular activities at all 50 schools that enrich and enhance student experiences and learning, Fort Wayne Community Schools provides quality learning that sticks with students for life. Your students will find their paths here!


FWCS operates seven magnet schools, including two Montessori schools, a New Tech middle school, three fine arts schools, one math and science school and one communications school. Our neighborhood schools all teach to custom curriculum written by Fort Wayne Community Schools teachers and specifically designed to align with state standards while Deep Learning initiatives.


The Fort Wayne Virtual Academy is a brand new opportunity within the Fort Wayne Community School District to help meet the needs of our students who would like to continue as fully virtual learners. It is a stand-alone K-12 school with its own staff, teachers, and administrators.

Classes are conducted through zoom, flexible learning periods, online assignments, and more! We also offer a wide range of classes through Edgenuity in order to meet the needs of all our students, regardless of their plan of study.


Total: 50
Early Learning Centers (Pre-K-K): 2
Elementary (K-5): 30
Intermediate (1-8): 1
Middle (6-8): 10
High (9-12): 5
Career and Technology Center: 1
Alternative: 1


Magnet Programs

A world of possibilities centered on students.

Specialized programs that meet the needs of our students. 

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Neighborhood Schools

Building confidence, careers and community.

There’s a great school just around the corner from where you live!

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