Families with students wishing to attend Hulstrom Options will need to apply for admission by using the district’s Schools of Choice Program. The 1st round of choice opens on December 1st and closes on January 31st. Applications will be available online through the Adams 12 website http://www.adams12.org/choice and/or at the school. Due to great interest from in-district families, the district will not accept applications from families that live outside of the Adams 12 boundaries.
All potential kindergarten students will go through a kindergarten readiness screening. Screening will be scheduled by Hulstrom Options after January 7, 2013 and with the last day of testing occurring on February 2nd. If the screening determines that Hulstrom Options is an appropriate placement, the student will be considered for admission. Based on the screening results, students will be selected for the Gifted and Talented Program or the Advanced Academic Program (both programs are academically very rigorous and are explained in more detail below). Once the kindergarten screening is complete, students are selected by lottery and space availability. Applicants for the upper grades will be screened using their school records and other pertinent information. For all levels, siblings who qualify to attend Hulstrom Options will be given priority.
A parent information night MUST be attended in order for the application to be considered. Contact the school for information night dates and times. The parent information night will consist of a presentation regarding the school, and selected teachers will be available to answer questions.
Kindergarten is a full-day, tuition-based program. There is a tuition fee of $300.00 a month. There is a $25.00 late fee for payments not paid by the first of every month. There is an opportunity for a scholarship for families who qualify for free or reduced lunch. The Hulstrom Options kindergarten is considered highly rigorous, and the expectation is on academics. We challenge our students beyond what a traditional school will and the expectation for parental involvement reflects this.
Construction began at Wyco Drive Elementary School in March 2005 on the new air conditioning system and the improvements to classrooms and interior space. Work was completed on August 16, 2005. The playground improvement project was completed by the end of August 2005. Construction of the school addition started in December 2006 and all work was completed at the end of August 2007.
The school renovation and addition was constructed in March 2006 as planned with minimal upgrades which included enhanced security through a card access system and video intercom, sound systems in the gymnasium and cafeteria, the addition of ceiling-mounted projectors in all classrooms, and additional water heaters for the kitchen. The existing fire alarm system has been included in this year’s project to replace obsolete equipment and address code concerns. The existing boilers are being replaced to provide an energy efficient and reliable heating system.
Playgrounds: Improvements were made in playgrounds, eliminating worn-out or hazardous equipment, and providing access to students with disabilities.
Air Conditioning: Add air conditioning.
Improve Classrooms and Interior Space: Walls were painted in most instructional areas, corridors, and office spaces. Carpet and tile more than 15 years old was replaced. Vinyl flooring and vinyl clad walls were replaced or resurfaced. Ceiling tile which was damaged or more than 25 years old was replaced. The floor was replaced in the gym, kitchen and cafeteria. Cabinets, countertops, room doors and hardware were repaired or replaced as necessary. Restrooms were upgraded. New tack strips and white boards were installed.
Information Technology: Network wiring for computers was updated and obsolete networking equipment was replaced.
Mechanical/Electrical: All heating and air circulation systems were upgraded and repaired as necessary. Air conditioning was added to instructional areas. Electrical service panels and equipment were upgraded as necessary to meet current standards.
Exterior Site Work and Repair: All exterior sidewalks, driveways, parking lots, and other paved areas were repaired as necessary.
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