4100 N. Vacation Lane
Arlington, VA 22207
Phone: 703-228-6363
Fax: 703-558-0317
Tuesday, May 03, 2016

IMPORTANT APPLICATION LINKS

The lottery was held on
February 10, 2016, and
families were mailed the
results on February 16.
If we have an opening we
will contact families directly.
 
 
 
WHAT PARENTS NEED TO DO
Complete application

Attend optional orientation sessions at home school & H-B Woodlawn

Submit application to H-B Woodlawn on or before 4:00 pm, February 5, 2016.
(deadline extended as of 1/7/16)
 
 
WHAT HAPPENS WHEN

Middle School
Orientation Sessions
December 8, 2015 at 1:00 pm
January 12, 2016 at 7:00 pm


High School Orientation Sessions
November 16, 2015 at 3:00 pm
January 12, 2016 at 7:00 pm


Application deadline
4:00 pm, February 5, 2016.
 (deadline extended as of 1/7/16)

Lottery
The lottery was held on
February 10, 2016.

 
Families were mailed the
results on February 16.

If we have an opening we
will contact families directly.
 
Admitted students visit HBW
February- March 2016

Admission to H-B Woodlawn

The lottery was held on February 10, 2016, and families were mailed the results on February 16. If we have an opening we will contact families directly.

1/8/2016 at 3:58 pm

I. General Information About School Choices in APS Families of children entering middle school or high school in the fall of 2016 can get an overview of Arlington's middle schools or high schools and programs, including their program focuses, application dates, orientation schedules, transfer procedures at special information nights. Breakout sessions with individual school principals will be provided. These sessions will outline unique programs and activities offered at their individual schools. Some simultaneous Spanish interpretation services will be available. Contact School & Community Relations at 703-228-6005.
  • Middle School Information Night - 7:00 pm on October 26, 2015 at Washington-Lee High School
  • High School Information Night - 7:00 pm on October 19, 2015 at Washington-Lee High School
For information about School Choices in Arlington Public Schools contact: Gladis Bourdouane, gladis.bourdouane@apsva.us

II. Specific Information About H-B Woodlawn

The H-B Woodlawn program serves students countywide. The focus is on students who need less restriction and a degree of freedom similar to that of college students.
  • H-B Woodlawn Program Page
  • Transportation: Provided to students living more than 1.5 miles away from the school.
  • (See link to Local School Report for the latest Profile)
  • Population H-B serves: H-B Woodlawn is a countywide program open to all students in middle and high school via application to the 6th or 9th grade entry levels. (Note: spaces at the 9th grade entry level may be limited).

A. Application Process

An Application to H-B Woodlawn must be submitted between November 2, 2015 and February 5, 2016 for the 2016-2017 (deadline extended as of 1/7/16) school year and parents are encouraged to attend transfer orientations (see below). 

Applications must be received on or before Friday, February 5, 2016 at 4:00 pm (deadline extended as of 1/7/16). This is not a postmark deadline.

B. Transfer Orientations

To participate in the admission lottery for entrance in either 6th grade or 9th grade, parents are encouraged to attend a transfer orientation at both the neighborhood school and at H-B Woodlawn. The application is submitted to H-B Woodlawn and a postcard receipt is mailed to the parent/guardian. Applications must be received on or before 4:00 pm on February 5, 2016 (deadline extended as of 1/7/16). This is not a postmark deadline.
 
Orientation sessions at H-B Woodlawn are as follows:
  • Middle School Orientations at H-B Woodlawn
    December 8, 2015 at 1:00 pm
    January 12, 2016 at 7:00 pm

    Parents/guardians of rising middle school students are encouraged to attend one of these sessions; no RSVP required.
     
  • High School Orientations at H-B Woodlawn
    November 16, 2015 at 3:00 pm
    January 12, 2016 at 7:00 pm

    Parents/guardians of rising high school students are encouraged to attend one of these sessions; no RSVP required.
     

    Application to H-B Woodlawn is by lottery. Applications must be received on or before 4:00 pm on Friday, February 5, 2016 (deadline extended as of 1/7/16). This is not a postmark deadline.

    Additional information about the process at H-B Woodlawn is available from Vanessa Piccorossi in the main office. She can be reached at 703-228-6351, or via e-mail at vanessa.piccorossi@apsva.us.

C. The Lottery Process

A random lottery is held whenever there are more applications than available slots. For the 2016-2017 school year, the lottery will be held on February 10, 2016 (deadline extended as of 1/7/16). After the lottery takes place, those randomly selected will be  notified by mail. The lottery was held on February 10, 2016, and families were mailed the results on February 16. If we have an opening we will contact families directly.

For the middle school, an allotment of slots for each neighborhood school based on the proportion of 5th graders living in each neighborhood school attendance zone is determined each year. Students attending non-neighborhood APS schools, private schools, and home schoolers are included in their neighborhood school attendance zone lottery.

For the high school, there is no neighborhood school allotment of slots.
Students who apply but are not selected will be placed in numerical order on the waiting list. Applications received after the application deadline will be placed at the bottom of the existing waiting list. When there is a space opening, the next person in the waiting list will be contacted and given an opportunity to register. Students who have already been selected and admitted do not need to reapply for grades 7-12. The lottery was held on February 10, 2016, and families were mailed the results on February 16. If we have an opening we will contact families directly.
Last Modified on April 1, 2016
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