Visit Our Schools Month!

  • Community members, businesses and parents are invited to virtually visit any ASD school at the end of February/early March to learn more about the community's public schools. This coordinated effort provides parents and community members an opportunity to learn more about the many educational opportunities available.

    Do you have a student entering kindergarten? Then you'll also be interested in our Kindergarten Roundup! Roundups are a set time for ASD school staff to share what to expect as your child begins kindergarten in the fall. Together we will partner to help your child be best prepared to experience early school success. For dates and times, please visit our Kindy Round-Up page!


    What is Visit Our Schools Month?

    Who: Parents, prospective parents, community members, business professionals
    When: February
    Where: All ASD schools

    Why February?
    Having Visit Our Schools Month in February will give parents an opportunity to research school options prior to the spring lottery, which is typically held at the end of March. The lottery is now conducted online and can be used to apply for all ASD charter, alternative and optional schools and programs. The online lottery includes zone exemption applications.

    Is February the only time for tours?
    No. Many schools give tours upon request throughout the school year. Visit Our Schools Month supports a coordinated effort during the month of February to provide parents and community members an opportunity to learn more about the many educational opportunities available to them.

    What should I expect?
    Please arrive on time. Virtual tours may include the school principal and key staff members. A current parent or student may accompany the session to help answer questions and give different angles of feedback. The school will have a small packet of informational materials to share electronically for participants if they wish.

Watch our Video

  • Christopher Barr, Director of Charter Schools, discusses the ASD alternative education programs in the above video. 

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