Parents can apply for magnet schools online

WICHITA — The Wichita district is offering a new online option for parents applying to magnet schools for the 2011-12 school year.

To access the online application, go to Those with a Parent Assist account will log on with their password; those without an account or those new to the district can still apply online by following the instructions.

Families will still have an option of filling out a paper application. Forms can be printed from the website, are available in school offices, or can be picked up at the magnet admissions office in the Alvin Morris Administrative Center, 201 N. Water.

The application deadline for magnet schools is Feb. 15.