THE APPLICATION PERIOD FOR 2011-2012 HAS ENDED
BROOKS GLOBAL STUDIES EXTENDED-YEAR MAGNET SCHOOL
Students at Brooks prepare to be active, knowledgeable citizens of a global society. Their studies lead them to understand how their actions as individuals impact the larger community of their classroom and their school, just as the actions of a single country affect the world. They also learn why it is important to know and understand what is happening around the world. Most importantly, they learn to genuinely respect and accept the differences that make people and their cultures unique. With its own diverse population, Brooks is the perfect environment for students to learn these valuable lessons.
Each day, afternoon announcements are made in Spanish and English. Natives of other countries are regular guests in the school and often speak at assemblies. In the school cafeteria, aptly named the International Café, flags from 40 countries are on display. Flags also hang outside every classroom, while hall paintings and classrooms walls serve as further reminders of Brooks' international theme.
In addition to a curriculum that parallels what is taught in other Guilford County elementary schools, Brooks students study two or three additional countries at each grade level, beginning in kindergarten. By fifth grade, Brooks students have been exposed to the culture of at least 20 other countries. Spanish, with a special emphasis on culture, is taught twice each week to kindergarten, first-, and second-graders. Third- through fifth-graders are taught Spanish once weekly. The classes are taught by a native Spanish-speaking teacher. Technology, the arts, and physical education are also important aspects of learning at Brooks.
A LONGER SCHOOL YEAR
The 200-day calendar means Brooks students go to school 20 extra days or four additional weeks. School starts at the beginning of August and ends the last of June, with approximately five weeks for summer vacation. By the end of fifth grade, Brooks students will have attended school 120 more days than students at other schools. High expectations for all children, along with the additional school days, result in consistently strong performance on end-of-grade tests.
AFTER-SCHOOL CARE, TOO
Brooks' After-school Care Enrichment Services (ACES) program is active and is open until 6:00 p.m. In addition to homework time and field trips, students participate in a variety of academic, enrichment, and recreational activities. Enrollment in ACES is limited; new students are admitted in the appropriate grade-level group through a lottery/waiting list procedure.
BROOKS IS UNIQUE!
Brooks Global Studies Extended-Year Magnet School is unique in many ways! As a dedicated magnet, it has no assigned attendance zone, and all of its students are there by choice. Secondly, Brooks is an extended-year magnet where students attend school for 200 days, rather than the traditional 180 days. Moreover, Brooks has an international focus where students study extensively about the people, cultures, and history of other continents and countries.
The 2011-12-application period for elementary and middle magnet schools extends from February 19 to March 18, 2011. We will accept magnet school applications beginning Saturday, February 19 at the Magnet Fair, or magnet applications may be returned to Guilford County Schools c/o Student Assignment Office. The address for mailing or delivering the application appears below. No applications are accepted before the official application period, and no advantage is given to applications based on when they are received within the official application period. Applications received after 5:00 p.m. on Friday, March 18, 2011 will be placed in the waiting pool.
Applications will be available at any magnet school, or at the Guilford County Schools Student Assignment Office at the Guilford County Schools Student Assignment Office at 120 Franklin Boulevard, Greensboro, by calling (336) 370-8303.
Office of Magnet and Choice Schools
120 Franklin Blvd.
Greensboro, NC 27401
GCS will host its 2011 Magnet/Choice Fair on Saturday, February 19 from 9:00 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. at Greensboro Coliseum Special Events in Greensboro. The fair offers an opportunity for parents to gather specific information about the various programs/schools available, apply onsite, and receive other valuable information including transportation, immunization, and enrollment requirements.
You are encouraged to call Brooks at (336) 370-8228 to schedule a tour of the school during the application period.
Acceptance into magnet programs is based on a random selection process. Every effort will be made to provide parents written notification of their child's enrollment status by April 29, 2011. Applicants who are not selected in the initial process due to lack of space will be placed in a waiting pool and may be offered the opportunity to enroll later in the year, if space becomes available. If no space becomes available during the year, those in the waiting pool must reapply the following year if they still wish to attend the magnet school.
Brooks is one of eighteen elementary magnet school options for the next school year. For general information about the magnet school program in Guilford County:
To help you focus on the best magnet program for your family, see the Identifying Magnet Schools QuickGuide brochure:
Also see our Brooks Global Studies Extended-Year Magnet School brochure:
Thank your for your interest in Brooks Global School.
Mrs. Colleen Pinyan
Brooks Global Media Specialist
Applying to Brooks for Brooks Global Studies Extended-Year School is currently under construction. Please come back later.