Fort Wayne Community Schools - Showcase


Snider High School seeks to promote academic and intellectual growth to facilitate the acquisition of life skills and to encourage positive social interaction so that students and the community may thrive in an ever-changing environment.   Learn more about the school here.

To complete a lottery application for Snider High School, please click on the blue link above.

Yes, FWCS!  At Fort Wayne Community Schools, we offer a diverse range of programs in our 50 school buildings. With seven magnet schools and programs of study at each of our high schools, plus the programming offered at the FWCS Career Academy, we are sure you will find an interest area for your student to pursue. We know FWCS parents have a choice to pick the school that best meets the needs of their children, and we believe that Fort Wayne Community Schools is the right choice for your family.


School Choice Lottery Applications

We will begin accepting Lottery applications on Monday, Nov. 2, 2020, for the 2021-22 school year. This year, applications will be taken through the online system only. No paper applications will be accepted. If you require assistance, please contact 260-467-2120 to schedule an appointment. 

If you submit an application, the lottery drawing on Jan. 22, 2021. List of schools not requiring a draw (all student applicants accepted) can be found here.

Fill Out Lottery Application Online


Our Virtual Showcase provides families the opportunity to learn about our high quality neighborhood schools and the specialty programs offered at our magnet schools. Starting in elementary school, we have schools that focus on the arts, math and science, and by high school, students can choose engineering, biomedical studies, world languages or college prep while earning college credit through a variety of pathways. Each school also offers a variety of co-curricular activities to provide students an option to excel outside of the classroom. Click on the school link below to visit the website and learn more about what makes each school unique (please note, school videos may have footage that was filmed or photographed prior to COVID). 

Check back everyday beginning Tuesday, Nov. 3, as we highlight a different school each day. We’ll share videos of our buildings and leaders and truly showcase what makes each school in FWCS special. With so many options, you’ll find a school and a program that’s just right for your student. Once you’ve made your decision, be sure to fill out a lottery application for the school of your choice. You can learn more about the lottery process here

Read more about each of our schools and programs in our School Choice Catalog 



FWCS is proud of its policy that allows students to attend any school in the district, based on space availability and racial balance. From STEM & STEAM programs in our Magnet Schools, high quality deep learning at our neighborhood schools and specialized programs of study at each of our high schools to co-curricular activities at all 50 schools that enrich and enhance student experiences and learning, Fort Wayne Community Schools provides quality learning that sticks with students for life. Your students will find their paths here!


FWCS operates seven magnet schools, including two Montessori schools, a New Tech middle school, three fine arts schools, one math and science school and one communications school. Our neighborhood schools all teach to custom curriculum written by Fort Wayne Community Schools teachers and specifically designed to align with state standards and Deep Learning initiatives.


Total: 50
Early Learning Centers (Pre-K-K): 2
Elementary (K-5): 30
Intermediate (1-8): 1
Middle (6-8): 10
High (9-12): 5
Career and Technology Center: 1
Alternative: 1

Magnet Programs

A world of possibilities, centered on students.

Specialized programs that meet the needs of our students. 

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Neighborhood Schools

Building confidence, careers and community.

There’s a great school just around the corner from where you live!

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Schools have individual websites. Find school calendars, contact information and other school information here.