Getting Started at FBCS in 5 Easy Steps

Enrollment in Forrest Bird Charter Middle School will be limited to 146 students. Enrollment in Forrest Bird High School will be limited to 200. Returning students and their siblings have priority. Each year at the end of our Open Enrollment period, a lottery will be conducted. In the event we receive more grade-level applications than we have seats available, applicants will be placed on a waiting list in the order their names are drawn. Prospective students who apply after the enrollment period ends will be placed on the waiting list based on the date and time their application is received.

1: Schedule a Tour or Student Shadow (Optional)

We encourage students to visit FBCS for a tour and/or schedule a student shadow.  While shadowing, prospective students will be given a schedule and paired with a student guide for the day, 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 by completing the form below. Completed applications may be returned to FBCS at 614 S. Madison Ave in Sandpoint, Idaho, or sent by fax (208-763-3196), or email (high school – kristawebber@forrestbirdcharterschool.org OR middle school – maddieherron@forrestbirdcharterschool.org).

Each year, our Open Enrollment period begins on February 15th and goes to April 18th. At the end of our Open Enrollment period, a lottery will be conducted.

3: Acceptance

Once the completed application is processed, you will be contacted by FBCS offices.

4: Fill out an Enrollment Packet

Upon acceptance to our school, you will need to complete an enrollment packet, which will be provided to you by FBCS.

5: Start Attending School!

Lottery Information:

Each year, at the end of our Open Enrollment period, FBCS will conduct a lottery for all grade levels.  Two lottery pools will be established:  the primary pool will be those students residing within the authorized district, and the secondary pool will be those students residing outside the district.  All students whose applications were filed by the application deadline will be 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.

Non-Discrimination Statement:

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.

Child Find:

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 need of special education and/or related services, please contact FBCS’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.