Qualifying for a Magnet Program
Basically, acceptance procedures are generally the same at each level. For example, students in elementary academic magnets must demonstrate average or above average performance on standardized tests. Additionally, specific assessment tests and other criteria may be required at each level.
Academic middle schools require at least a 2.5 grade point average for the last (4) semesters, and a stanine of (5) or BASIC in English Language Arts and Math on the 2017 standardized assessment.
Therefore, any qualified student (K-11) who is interested in opportunities offered by a magnet school program is eligible to apply. All students applying must demonstrate good conduct and meet academic and assessment entrance criteria for admission into the magnet program at the time the application is submitted.
Applicants residing must also provide two (2) proofs of address for verification purposes at the time the application is submitted.
MIDDLE SCHOOL PROGRAMS
Applicants for most grades (6-8) must have a cumulative 2.50 grade point average for the last four consecutive semesters and score proficiency on the most recent assessment in math and English Language Arts components of the i-LEAP (norm-referenced) or a comparable standardized assessment.
HIGH SCHOOL PROGRAMS
Applicants in most grades (9-11) grade must have a cumulative 2.50 grade point average for the last four consecutive semesters. Applicants in grade 9 must score proficiency or above on the math and ELA components on a criterion-referenced (LEAP) exam, or a comparable approved standardized assessment. To determine which standardized tests are acceptable, please contact the Office of Magnet Programs (225-922-5443) or the Office of Accountability (225-226-7625) for more information.
Applicants in 10th and 11th grades must score proficient in an EOC course in Algebra or Geometry and proficiency on a component in English I, II, or III.