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Fairfax magnet school applications open

The application process is now open for Fairfax parents who wish to send their children to the arts and sciences magnet programs at Bailey’s Elementary in Falls Church and Hunters Woods Elementary near Reston.

The magnet programs, open to kindergarten through fourth at Bailey’s and kindergarten through sixth at Hunters Woods, provide advanced students with additional courses in arts, mathematics and sciences. The limited spaces available will be selected through a lottery system.

Eligible candidates should be students who show good interpersonal and school behaviors and work at or beyond grade level in language arts and math, according to a schools statement.

The applications are available online here. Informational sessions for families will be held at Hunters Woods Elementary on Feb. 4 at 7 p.m. and at Bailey’s Elementary on Feb. 6, at 7 p.m.

T. Rees Shapiro is an education reporter.

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