Applications for limited fine arts/dual language spaces open Aug. 31

Rendering of Jones Academy

Rendering of Jones Academy

The Arlington ISD will conduct a second round of applications for a limited number of openings that have become available in the district's two fine arts/dual language academies, Corey Academy and Jones Academy. Applications will be accepted for Corey Academy first-grade students only and for grades kindergarten through sixth at Jones Academy.

The boundary map for the two academies splits the district in half along Pioneer Parkway/Spur 303. All Arlington ISD addresses north of Pioneer Parkway/Spur 303 are zoned to attend Jones Academy, and all AISD addresses south of Pioneer Parkway/Spur 303 are zoned to attend Corey Academy.

Applications for this second round will begin on Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2016, and close at 5 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 9, 2016. Applications may be filled out online or can be printed and returned to Corey or Jones by the deadline.

Applicants who meet the admission standards will be admitted in the order of the time they were received.

Families will be notified of their child’s acceptance during the week of Sept. 12 through 16 using the phone or email provided in the application. All students accepted are expected to begin attending on Monday, Sept. 19, 2016.

The Arlington ISD will hold three parent information meetings:

• Jones Academy (2001 Van Buren Dr.): 6-7 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 23

• Jones Academy (2001 Van Buren Dr.): 6-7 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 30

• Corey Academy (5200 Kelly Elliott Rd.): 6-7 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 30

Parents must attend an information session before students are eligible for admission to a fine arts and dual language academy.

Other questions can be directed to the respective campus. Corey Academy Principal Dr. Matt Varnell can be reached at mvarnell@aisd.net or 682-867-3900, and Jones Academy Principal Katiusak Herrador can be reached at kherrado@aisd.net or 682-867-3580.