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Welcome to the Magnet Programs page!


2015 Lottery Results: Click here

July updates will be posted July 15.  A final Summer update will be posted August 6.

 PVA Late Applicants for grade 6 and all upper-level PVA applicants :  Click the link above to access results.


  Save the date: Fall 2015 Information DatesClick here

Las fechas de las sesiones informativas, otoño del año 2015



Welcome and Registration Night info for students and parents who have been offered and accepted a seat.


Please visit our new Magnet Website for extended information about Magnet Programs. 



Please check back for updates 



Para mayor información en español,  consulte el sitio web o escríbale al Dr. Wieczorek al

Magnet Programs are only for residents of Anne Arundel County.  Magnet applications will open early October, 2015 and close promptly at noon, December 2, 2015 for fifth and eighth graders. Any applications submitted after December 2, 2015 at noon will be considered late and will not be entered into the lottery


Late applicants will be contacted if and when a seat becomes available; late applicants do not need to complete an interview or audition until contacted. 

Applications for the CAT Centers were due by April 1, 2015.  

Which programs are available?

 Click here for more information.

Website for more information


BioMedical/Allied Health, HS


Centers of Applied Technology, HS




International Baccalaureate, MS and HS


Performing and Visual Arts, MS and HS


Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math, MS and HS



Before I apply, what do I need to know?

After I apply, what do I need to know?



Application guide step-by-step

 (Una guia paso-a-paso para la solicitud en linea de Magnet) 



Click here to begin your Magnet Application.




Magnet Contact Information


Audition Information, PVA (middle school and high school)


Middle School Challenge Information Guide, IB and STEM


High School Challenge Information Guide, BMAH, IB, and STEM


Please read about the Magnet lottery


 In order for your application to be considered complete,

  • you must have signed up for and completed a Challenge Interview or Audition
  • Non-AACPS students only:  Please upload your grades, standardized test scores, and proof of residence to your application. You must upload all documents by Friday, January 9, 2015 in order for your application to be considered for lottery, should one be necessary. 

Frequently asked questions


    1. Where is my Magnet School?
    2. The Online Application--Frequently Asked Questions
    3. The Magnet Application Process—Frequently Asked Questions

    4. Magnet Transportation
    5. FAQs: Next steps after applying

    6. Are you currently home-schooled (under parental instruction) and applying to a Magnet Program? Click here!



Please look at our new Magnet Website for extended information about Magnet Programs.