The brochure and application for the 2014–2015 school year will be available on this site
from 12 noon on Monday, August 26, 2013, through Tuesday, November 26, 2013.
2014 - 2015
Magnet Application Deadline
Tuesday, November 26, 2013
REQUIRED REPORT CARD(S)
For proof of timely submission and verification of delivery, it is strongly recommended that applicants use certified mail with a return receipt requested from the U.S. Post Office.
The brochure and application for the 2014–2015 school year will be available on this site from 12 noon on Monday, August 26, 2013, through Tuesday, November 26, 2013.
NOTICE: Providing ethnic or racial information on the magnet application is not required.
(The High School Magnet Programs Brochure is in PDF format, which requires a PDF reader to open.
If you are unable to open this file, please contact your local school for an application.)
Prior to attending an assessment, applicants MUST obtain the Assessment Guidelines for EACH
program 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 and times are available on this site and in the High School Magnet Brochure. Mark the magnet assessment date(s) and times on your calendar. Schools will send assessment reminders to all applicants.
Applicants who have not received notification of an assessment date or time, at least five (5) days prior to the scheduled assessment date, must contact the school to obtain their scheduled time.
PLEASE NOTE: It is the responsibility of parents to:
The Office of Communications will post all emergency closing and cancellation information on the BCPS automated information line, 410-887-5555.
Closings and cancellation announcements will also be made through local media.
High School Assessment Guidelines
In order to be considered for placement into a high school magnet program, applicants must first qualify by earning at least 80% of the assessment criteria points. (See “High School Magnet Program Scoring Guidelines” above.)
If the number of qualified applicants exceeds the number of available seats, seats will be filled in the following sequence:
Two priority placements exist at the high school level:
Random Lottery Process: For each program, qualified applicants are assigned a computer-generated random number. The qualified applicants for each program are then sorted into a list according to their assigned random numbers, from lowest to highest. Available seats are offered to qualified applicants, starting with the lowest random number (i.e. first on the list). When all of the available seats in a program are filled, the remaining qualified applicants are given a wait-list number that corresponds to their position in the list.
Admission decisions are mailed to parents by early March.
If you have questions or need additional information,
please contact the Office of Magnet Programs at (410) 887-4127.