Magnet Programs

Prior to attending an assessment, applicants MUST obtain the Assessment Guidelines for EACHprogram selected on the application.

The Assessment Guidelines (available below) contain specific information about each assessment and any preparation required prior to the assessment.

Assessment dates are available on this site and in the assessment guidelines.  Most schools require parents to schedule an appointment time online or by contacting the Office of Magnet Programs.  Mark the magnet assessment date(s) and appointment time(s) on your calendar.

PLEASE NOTE:  It is the responsibility of the parents to:

  • ensure the applicant has an assessment appointment for each program selected. Individual assessment appointments must be scheduled no later than November 23, 2016.
  • ensure the applicant attends the assessment on the scheduled date and time.
  • contact the school immediately if the applicant cannot attend or complete the scheduled assessment due to an unforeseen illness or emergency.  Please be aware that assessments will not be rescheduled without documentation verifying the illness or emergency.

Inclement Weather

In the event that school activities are cancelled due to inclement weather, magnet assessments will be postponed. Postponed assessments will occur on the designated inclement weather date.

The Office of Communications will post all emergency closing and cancellation information on the BCPS automated information line, 443-809-5555.

Closings and cancellation announcements will also be made through local media.


Download the assessment guidelines for each program to which you have applied.

  1. Use the link below to learn about the high school admission criteria and general scoring guidelines.

    High School Magnet Program Scoring Guidelines

  2. High School Assessment Guidelines will be available on this site on or before Wednesday, October 4, 2017.

If you have questions or need additional information, please contact the Office of Magnet Programs at 443-809-4127.

High School Magnet Brochure
Navigating the Magnet Application Process Click here

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