Getting Started at FBCS in 7 Easy Steps
Enrollment in Forrest Bird Charter Middle School will be limited to 180 students. Enrollment in Forrest Bird High School will be limited to 200. Returning students and siblings have priority. If the number of applications exceeds the number of openings in each grade level, a lottery will be conducted (more information below); first for students who reside within the district boundaries and second for the students residing outside the district. Applicants who are not admitted to the school will be placed on the waiting list in the order their names are drawn. Applicants who apply after the enrollment period ending will be placed on a waiting list based on the date and time of application is received.
1. Schedule a Tour & Student Shadow
We encourage students to visit FBCS for a tour and schedule a student shadow. While shadowing, prospective students will be given a schedule for the day to follow, attending classes as an enrolled student to determine if this is their school of choice.
2. Fill out an Application Packet
Applications are available at the school offices or may be downloaded below. Complete the application and return to FBCS at 614 S. Madison Ave in Sandpoint, Idaho.
Once the completed application is processed you will be contacted by FBCS offices.
4. Provide an Unofficial Transcript
Request a unofficial transcript from your current or previous school and provide to FBCS.
5. Fill out an Enrollment Packet
Upon acceptance and receipt of the unofficial transcript you will be provided an enrollment packet, complete this packet and return to FBCS offices.
6. Meet with an FBCS Academic Advisor
Contact FBCS offices and schedule a meeting with an academic advisor to build a class schedule.
7. Start Attending School
Two lottery pools and two waiting lists will be established to handle overflow. The primary pool will be those students residing within the authorized district. The secondary pool will be those students residing outside the district. The lottery will be open to all, will not rely on computers, and will be easily understood and followed by all observers. All students whose applications were filed by the application deadline will be separated by grade and entered into the lottery. A drawing of names by grade will be held until all spaces are filled. Once all spaces are filled the drawing will continue to establish a waiting list. Students will be placed on the waiting list in the order their names are drawn. Students whose applications are received after the deadline will be placed on the list in the order their applications were received.
Forrest Bird Charter School does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, disability, genetic information, veteran status, marital status or age in any of its operations.
Forrest Bird Charter Schools recognize its responsibility to provide a free and appropriate public education (FAPE) to eligible students with disabilities within its geographical boundaries. The District has a “child find” process that is designed to locate, identify, and evaluate children with disabilities residing within its geographical boundaries preschool age through grade 12 or through age 21 if they have not received a high school diploma. Child Find activities run throughout the year.
If you know a child who attends Forrest Bird Charter Schools and may be in the need of special education and/or related services, please contact FBC’s Director of Special Education, Kenda Russell, for further information regarding the referral and evaluation process.
The District’s Child Find process extends to students with physical or mental impairments that substantially limit a major life activity. Such students may be eligible for services or accommodations pursuant to Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act. Section 504 is a Federal civil rights statute that prohibits discrimination against persons with disabilities and programs receiving Federal financial assistance. Please contact your student’s Educational Leader for more information regarding Section 504 eligibility and services.