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    Application process

    Beginning this year, there will be a common application and timeline for magnet programs. 75% of the students accepted will be selected by the school, 25% by a lottery process.


    Once application is submitted, changes can only be made by emailing


    Student acceptance letters will include ALL programs the student was accepted to participate in.  Student/Parents will select only 1 (unless accepting Cambridge with Health Professions or Future Teachers or IB with Culinary).


    Application includes two standardized short essay questions, limited to 300 characters for each question.


    Questions are specific to Academic Magnet vs. Career Academies. Students who apply to both magnet types will be required to respond to all four questions.


    January 8, 2019 -- Application Process Opens

    • Online application available via a link on
    • Paper copies will be available at each school, if needed

    February 8, 2019 - Application Closes

    • Online application closes at 11:59 p.m.
    • Paper applications must be postmarked by this date

    February 25, 2019 -- Letters mailed or emailed to families.

    March 8, 2019 -- Parent/Student Commitment deadline.