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Applying to Malcolm Shabazz City High School

Shabazz meets the needs of students who desire a safe, student centered, community focused learning environment that includes an authentic engaging, and challenging academic curriculum. We accept new students on a semester basis.

  • The first step in applying to Malcolm Shabazz City High School is to complete a brief application form. By filling out this form you are giving Shabazz permission to request applicable school records needed for evaluation.
  • Students who meet the minimum eligibility requirements (see below) will be contacted by an Intake Team staff member, who will invite you to a virtual informational meeting. Unless a student is 18, a parent or guardian must also attend the meeting, which takes between 30-45 minutes. During the COVID-19 building closure students will be invited to take a Virtual Tour of Shabazz and visit our Virtual Student Center, two opportunities for students to experience our virtual school environment and what it is like to be a Shabazz student.
  • Our Intake Team will determine who is eligible to come to Shabazz, based on the completion of all steps of the application process. Students who successfully complete the application process will be offered a spot at Shabazz.

Admissions Timeline

October 12, 2020 - Application Window Opens - Click here to apply.

December 17, 2020 - Application Window Closes

January 25, 2021 - First day of Semester 2

For more information see our Admissions FAQ page.

Shabazz High School Minimum Eligibility Requirements

All applicants' individual school records will be reviewed to determine if students are eligible for an informational meeting. Please read the following minimum requirements which are taken into consideration during the initial evaluation. 

  • Demonstrating an ability to meet the behavioral expectations in the past two quarters. Students may not have any behavioral referral (Levels 3, 4, or 5 in the BEP) showing aggression toward other students or staff; or, may not have more than 6 behavioral referrals involving Level 2 behaviors that involved conflicts with students or staff. Students may not have behavioral referrals (Level 3, 4, or 5) for alcohol or other drug violations;

  • Demonstrating an ability to read at a secondary school level with accommodations if needed. This will be evaluated through test scores, grades, and types of credits earned;

  • On track to graduate on time or with an additional year of work. 

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If you have questions, please email Lynn Pauly at lmpauly@madison.k12.wi.us.