Application Process

Complete the online application process, within three (3) days of beginning the online application process. In addition, parents or guardians must submit the signature page to the first-choice school (with appropriate documentation, if applicable) within seven (7) days from the submission date.


Applications submitted December 4, 2017 will receive the same priority as those received on the last day of the application period. If more students apply than there are spaces available, a computerized SELECTION PROCESS will be used (based on Board approved priority selection factors) for all students seeking to enroll in a Magnet Program. Students NOT SELECTED during the district approved selection process will be placed in the program's waiting pool. Students from the waiting pool may be assigned later as seats become available.

How will I know if my child is accepted?

Applicants will be notified by mail of acceptance or waiting pool status no later than January 17, 2017.

What if my child is in a waiting pool?

Students in a waiting pool MUST reapply each year until accepted into a Magnet Program. However, if there are students in the first waiting pool, those students will be assigned to available slots first.

Can my child apply to any Magnet Program?

Yes, as long as he or she meets the entrance requirements.

Can my child apply to any Center of Excellence Program?

Yes, as long as he or she demonstrates an interest, takes at least one course in the area of interest, and maintains the retention requirements.

Will my child lose any credits already earned?

No. Magnet Programs enhance the education your child has already received.

What if my child is already enrolled in a Magnet/Center of Excellence Program?

Students currently enrolled do NOT need to reapply for that program. Students must apply for the next building level school (elementary to middle and middle to high).

In order to remain in a Magnet Program, students must maintain the requirements listed in the student/parent contract.

How can I receive additional information?

Call or visit the school you are interested in, or call the Magnet Programs Office at 225-922-5443.