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Welcome to the Magnet Programs page!


2015 Lottery Results: Click here

  Future March updates will be posted March 27, 30.

April updates will be posted April 8, 15, 22, 30. 

If you receive an offer prior to March 18, your deadline to accept or decline is March 25, 2015 by 4 PM.

 Save the date:  April 28 at 6 PM--Old Mill High for current 4th and 7th grade families to learn about Magnet Programs.




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


Please check out 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 applications opened early October, 2014 and closed at noon, December 3, 2014 for current fifth and eighth graders. Any applications submitted after December 3, 2014 at noon will be considered late and will not be entered into the lottery

Students who are currently in 6th grade and who have applied to IB or PVA will not know about seat offers until late May. Current 6th graders to PVA can "save the date" of May 6 for auditions at Broadneck HS. 

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 are 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!

Our Magnet Information Nights for 2014 were:

Magnet Program Information Nights 2014    

Sesiones informativas de los Programas Magnet 2014


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