Applications now accepted for Sartori Elementary School

Early enrollment for North Renton residents is due Nov. 30. Open enrollment ends Feb. 15, 2018.

For those interested in enrolling their kids into the new Sartori Elementary School, now is your time.

Open enrollment period is Nov. 1 to Feb. 15, 2018.

Sartori is the district’s first option school, and requires families to submit applications for a spot. According to a district press release, the application process is designed to establish how many students are seeking spots in the school rather than evaluating the students applying.

All requests received prior to the Feb. 15 deadline will be included in the process. If the district receives more applications than the available spots, a lottery system will be implemented.

According to the district, North Renton residents can declare intent to enroll prior to open enrollment. Families who declare intent to enroll will automatically be enrolled to the school. Early enrollment applications must be received by 4 p.m. on Nov. 30.

All other RSD families and students of full-time RSD employees can apply from now until Feb. 15, 2018. Applications received after Feb. 15, 2018 will not be considered for the lottery process.

If the number of application succeeds the number of available spots, the district will conduct the enrollment lottery on the week of March 5, 2018. Families can attend the lottery, however aren’t required to.

For those interested in applying for enrollment, visit http://bit.ly/SartoriApplication. Families are required to submit one application per student. For families without internet access, paper applications will be available at local elementary schools and Meadow Crest Early Learning Center, and at the district’s main office at 300 SW Seventh St. All paper applications must be received by 4 p.m. on Feb. 15.

Sartori will be the first school in the district to be an option school.

Option schools are public schools that have a focused theme or aligned curriculum, including Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), fine and performing arts, world languages, MicroSociety and many others. These kinds of schools operate on an inquiry, performance or project based learning.

Sartori will provide a STEM-based curriculum, and will include computer coding, robotics, hands-on science experiments and investigation of STEM professionals.

“Families can expect their student to participate in a STEM school which provides inquiry-based learning,” Angela Sheffey Bogan, principal of Sartori. “This will include but is not limited to the items mentioned as well as: hands-on science experiments, collaboration with peers and integration of technology throughout the day.”

Bogan said students who want “a unique approach to learning may find this school is exactly what they have been looking for.”

The school is located 315 Garden Ave. N. and is projected to open in September 2018.

For more information about Sartori, visit http://www.rentonschools.us/sartori.

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