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Experience Shabazz

Hello Future Wildflowers,

Greetings from Malcolm Shabazz City High School. It is that time of year again for Malcolm Shabazz City High School's referral window to open and we wanted to share some updated information with you. Below is our current application process and referral system.

Chantel Angeletti

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Application Opens on Monday November 28th

Application Process

Information Meeting Available

  • November 30th, 2022, with school tour at 3:30 pm
  • December 7th, 2022, Zoom at 5:00 pm
  • December 12th, 2022, with school tour at 3:30 pm
  • December 13th, 2022 Zoom at 12:00 pm

About Applying

All students currently in grades 9-12 who reside in the City of Madison (specifically, within the MMSD attendance area) can apply for admission to Malcolm Shabazz City High School. Students who live outside of the MMSD’s attendance boundaries must first pursue Open Enrollment or pay the required MMSD tuition fees prior to submitting an application for admission. Enrollment in MMSD must be complete before an application can be accepted

Applications for admission are accepted prior to the start of each semester through the online application process.

Shabazz has a multi-step admissions process. Applicants must first meet the eligibility criteria for admittance before proceeding to the lottery. The goal of the multi-step admissions process is to maximize enrollment opportunities and promote equity in student admissions.

Families who are selected via lottery and accept a spot at Shabazz must then be part of an intake session with our Principal and Intake Team.

Step 1: Application

Submit an application using this google form

Step 2: Eligibility Criteria

All applicants must satisfy the criteria below before entering the lottery.

  1. Applicants must reside in Madison or have completed the Open Enrollment process as well as submit the Malcolm Shabazz Prospective Student Application prior to the application deadline. Please see Admissions Timeline (below) for this year’s application deadlines.

  2. Applicants must meet the school’s credit attainment and behavior requirements.

    • Applicants must be on track to graduate from the MMSD on time or with no more than one additional year of course work.

    • Applicants may not have a pattern or significant history of disruptive behavior, inappropriate sexual behavior, or physical aggression towards others, peers, and school staff alike.

Step 3: Lottery

Students who meet criteria will be added to a lottery. The goal of the multi-step admissions process is to maximize enrollment opportunities and promote equity in student admissions

Step 4: New Student Session

Families who are selected via lottery must accept a spot at Shabazz within two business days. They also must then be part of a Shabazz New Student Information Session with our Principal and Admissions Team.

For students with an Individual Education Plan, the Individual Education Plan team, including one or more staff members from Shabazz, will meet to ensure services needed to support academic and social and emotional growth and success can be provided within the full inclusion model of our school. The Individual Education Plan team is responsible for the change of placement decision from the student’s homeschool to Shabazz.

Helpful Info


  • November 28, 2022
    Online Application Window Opens
  • January 5, 2023 at noon
    Online Application Window Closes
  • January 6, 2023
    Lottery Drawing & Notification
  • January 10, 2023 by 4pm
    Deadline to Accept/Decline Spot (spot is forfeit if no response received by 4pm)

School Info

1601 N. Sherman Avenue
Madison WI 53704

Contact Info for Questions

Jeff Evert - Special Education Dept. Chair/PST

Elizabeth Long - Counselor

Rene Staskal - Psychologist

Megan Miller - Social Worker

También, Pueden Comunicarse Con Nuestro Brs - Vía Correo Electrónico, Texto O Llamada

Arsenio Cicero - BRS

Admissions FAQs

General Questions About Shabazz

About Shabazz

Shabazz is a small alternative school located on the Northside of Madison that serves students grades 9-12. At Shabazz we believe through hands-on experiences and project based learning students can take risks, grow their skills, reflect, and grow.

Project Based Learning Experience

  • Demonstrate what you know
  • Show what you can do
  • Reflect on your growth

We also believe in the power of community which we foster through our intimate learning community and chances to reflect on your own personal growth through our grad profile

  • Growth Mindset
  • Creative and Critical Thinker
  • Path Finder
  • Skillful Communicator
  • Positive Community Member