The Museum School


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Open Enrollment for the 2015-2016 school year will be held Jan. 30 - Feb. 13, 2015. Completed student applications with supporting documents should be received by 3:30 pm on Feb.13 at The Museum School of Avondale Estates at 923 Forrest Blvd., Decatur, GA 30030. Applications (link coming soon) will be accepted Monday - Friday from 7:30 am - 3:30 pm during the open enrollment period. A public student lottery will be conducted on Feb. 18 to determine admission for the 2015-2016 school year.

 All persons remaining on the 2014-20145 waitlist as of Jan. 30, 2015, will need to reapply during the 2015 Open Enrollment Period. 

Application Checklist
The Application and Parent Agreement must be accompanied by:
1. A copy of the deed, mortgage, current lease or notarized Affidavit of Residency (additional instructions apply to Affidavit of Residency)
2. A state-certified copy of the child's birth certificate
3. A copy of the child's social security card
4. A copy of parent's photo ID
5. Two documents proving residency within the attendance zone. The first proof of residency may be established with a current lease, deed or mortgage; one of these documents must accompany the application. In addition, a second document proving residency must accompany the application; this can include a current utility statement (within 30 days), and must be for electric, water, or gas.

Applications must be complete as specified above in order to be accepted for processing. Incomplete applications will be returned to the applicant at the time of submission.

Attendance Eligibility

For the 2015-2016 academic year, The Museum School of Avondale Estates is open to all students in kindergarten through seventh grade who live within the attendance district, subject to availability. The school's two-tiered attendance district gives priority to children who live in focus area 1, which includes areas zoned for Avondale Elementary School, Knollwood Elementary School and MIdway Elementary School, as those zones were defined for the 2011-2012 academic year. If space allows, children who live in focus area 2, which is defined as the remainder of the DeKalb County School District (excluding areas within the City of Decatur and City of Atlanta), are considered for admission.

The two-tiered attendance zone allows The Museum School to provide a quality education to as many children as possible, ensure the school remains financially responsible, and uphold our mission to develop a community school.

Students with a parent or guardian who is a member of the governing board or is a full-time teacher, professional, or other employee of The Museum School, also are eligible to attend.