Magnet Programs
New Resident Magnet Process

For NEW Baltimore County Residents ONLY

Letter of Interest forms for the 2017-2018 school year are now available.
The New Resident Deadline is August 29, 2017.

For the purpose of magnet admissions, a New Resident is: 

A child who establishes a bona fide domicile in Baltimore County after the November 18, 2016, magnet application deadline, but before the first day of the 2017-2018 school year.

  1. New residents who meet the eligibility criteria for the program(s) in which they indicate interest will be considered for placement only after any existing wait list is exhausted and if space exists.  New residents are selected for placement in accordance with the procedures set forth in Superintendent’s Rule 6400.   

    New residents must also meet the age and residency requirements for enrollment in the Baltimore County Public Schools.  New residents who are homeless are entitled to submit a Letter of Interest, just as any other student. (Please refer to

  2. Parent(s) of a child who became a new resident of Baltimore County after November 18, 2016, but before the first day of the 2017-2018 school year, may submit a Letter of Interest with the required documentation to the Office of Magnet Programs.  The completed Letter of Interest must be postmarked by August 29, 2017.

    • Parents should carefully select programs based on their child’s specific interests, talents and abilities. Program descriptions are available at the right side of this page.
    • Parents may apply to up to three (3) programs.

      Please Note: Magnet Programs may be restricted, based on a student’s grade level, and admission to a magnet program does not guarantee that transportation will be provided by BCPS.

      The Magnet Schools Map on the left side of this page provides a visual representation of the location of schools with magnet programs.
    • Parents of students interested in high school programs should carefully read all information about the magnet assessments for each program of interest.
    • Parents must complete and sign the Letter of Interest.
    • Parents of students indicating interest in high school magnet programs must attach a copy of the final report card for the previous year (2015-2016) and the most recent report card for the current year (2016-2017).  The report cards should show the grades earned for each quarter/trimester, as well as attendance data.
    • The Letter of Interest and any required report cards must be postmarked by August 29, 2017 to:

Office of Magnet Programs - New Resident
Baltimore County Public Schools
Jefferson Building
105 West Chesapeake Avenue, Suite 416
Towson, MD 21204

Questions regarding the New Resident process should be directed
to the Office of Magnet Programs (443) 809-4127.


High School Magnet Brochure
Navigating the Magnet Application Process Click here

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