Fort Wayne Community School’s Back-to-School Tips

Published: Aug. 14, 2023 at 2:08 PM EDT
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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WPTA) - With nearly 30,000 students, Fort Wayne Community Schools is one of the largest school districts in Indiana.

FWCS proudly allows families to choose any of its 50 schools through its successful school-choice program creating diversity in each school, including some with more than 75 languages spoken. FWCS offers seven magnet schools focusing on areas such as science and math, communication, fine arts or Montessori at the elementary and middle school level. In high school, students can choose from the prestigious International Baccalaureate program, Project Lead the Way or New Tech Academy as well as other rigorous academic and specialty training programs.

The Fort Wayne Community Schools students began on August 10th for the 2023-24 school year. We talk with Shellie Kale-Burden, who was selected by FWCS as the Elementary Teacher of the Year in 2023.