Fort Wayne Community Schools contains 49 schools and 28,460 students. Minority enrollment in the district is 60%. In addition, 48.4% of students are financially. Fort Wayne Community Schools is proud to offer a wide range of programs in our 50 school buildings.
Programs are designed to meet the needs of each individual student, whether they need additional support in a particular area or if a student needs challenges. Starting in elementary school, we have schools that focus on the arts, mathematics and science, and upon reaching high school, students can choose engineering, biomedical studies, world languages, or college preparation, while earning college credit through a variety of pathways. Each school also offers a variety of extracurricular activities to give students the option to excel outside the classroom. Read more about each of our schools and programs in our School Options Catalog.
The FWCS is proud of its policy that allows students to attend any school in the district, depending on the availability of space and racial balance. While all students are automatically assigned to a school in your area of attendance, you can choose to enroll your child in a magnet school, a high school program of study, or a school outside the assigned attendance area. Applications for schools outside your attendance area are completed through our lottery system. Applications are accepted starting in November of each year and a drawing is held in February.
Learn more about the lottery and the application process. The fort wayne Virtual Academy offers students a high-quality education in a virtual format to meet the unique needs of students seeking a non-traditional educational experience. The Fort Wayne Virtual Academy accepts students through the lottery application system that takes place every year starting in November. Fort Wayne Community Schools will launch the Fort Wayne Virtual Academy in the fall, an online-only K-12 program.
Fort Wayne Community Schools is driving innovation and transformation by offering high-quality academic programs for all students. Fort Wayne Community Schools will add full-day pre-K programs at Haley and Washington Center elementary schools in the fall. The Fort Wayne Virtual Academy will not offer extracurricular activities to its enrollees and, at the secondary level, there will be limited opportunities for advanced courses.