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Welcome to the Magnet Programs page!

Bus route information  Please click here for 2014-2015 bus information for all AACPS students.

Magnet Programs are one of many initiatives in Anne Arundel County Public Schools to offer students additional choice and rigor in their education. For more information about Magnet Programs and what they can offer your student, click here. 

Attention, students who will be in 5th or 8th grade in Fall, 2014!  If you would like to learn about Magnet Programs and the application process for Fall, 2014, please join us at Old Mill High on September 22 or at Annapolis High on September 30 at 6 PM.  You will have the opportunity to learn about BMAH, CAT, IB, PVA, and STEM.  Applications are being accepted only by 5th  graders for IB, PVA, and STEM and 8th graders for BMAH, CAT, IB, PVA, and STEM.

 Important Dates and Information 

  Magnet Information Sessions

Sesiones informativas Magnet


Click here to start your Magnet Application! Applications for SY 2015-2016 will open in early October.

The deadline to submit an on-time BMAH, IB, PVA, or STEM application will be noon, 12/3/14.

Online Application Step-by-Step Guide    (Una guia paso-a-paso para la solicitud en linea de Magnet)

 Preparing for your Magnet Challenge Interview or Audition

 All interviews and auditions for on-time applicants have concluded.  An audition/interview session will be held in the Spring for late applicants.

Frequently Asked Questions

Magnet Program Staff &Contact Information

Lottery Results

The 2014 Lottery Results are now posted on the Magnet Lottery Website for current 5th and 8th grade students!  Click here for Lottery Information.


If you are a late applicant or not a 5th or 8th grade student, you were sent information on May 20 about your application.  Final updates to on-time and late applications were posted on August 7, 2014. 


For more information on the Magnet Lottery, click here.


Want to learn more about the Magnet Programs offered in Anne Arundel County?

The following programs will have updates to the information posted in early Fall. Please check back for updated information. 

Take a look at the Program Overviews and Information Sheets for each program below. These links will provide information about each Magnet Program including benefits of the program, a sample schedule, eligibility requirements, and the application process.

BioMedical Allied Health Program (BMAH)

For the student interested in exploring and engaging with real-world opportunities in the biomedical and allied health fields. Students can apply to the BMAH program in grade 8.


Centers of Applied Technology (CAT)

For the student interested in developing technical skills needed to be marketable in the competitive work place. Students can apply to this program in grades 9 and 10. 


International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme (IB MYP) (grades 6-8)

For the inquisitive student eager to think outside the box, explore, and problem-solve. Students can apply to this program in grade 5.  

International Baccalaureate MYP (9-10)/Diploma Programme (11-12) (IB MYP/DP)

For the student who aspires to become a visionary leader. Students can apply to this program in grades 8 and 10.Students interested in applying to the IB DP program in grade 10 should contact the IB Coordinator at their IB School for eligibility requirements. 


Performing & Visual Arts Middle School (PVA)

For the arts student interested in fostering their maximum potential both artistically and academically. Students can apply to this program in grade 5. 


Performing & Visual Arts High School (PVA)

For the serious artist interested in developing their full potential as they prepare for post-secondary academic and career success. Students can apply to this program in grade 8. 

Science Technology, Engineering, & Math Middle School Program (STEM)

For the students interested in exploring how science, technology, engineering, and math is present everywhere in the world around them. For the first time, students whose home middle school would be Arundel, Brooklyn Park, Chesapeake Bay, Corkran, George Fox, Lindale, MacArthur, Marley, Meade, Old Mill North, Old Mill South or Severna Park Middle School can apply to this program in grade 5.

Students who do not typically feed into these middle schools and who are interested in STEM will have opportunities in the future to apply to our STEM Middle School at Central Middle that will open in future years.


Science Technology, Engineering, & Math High School Program (STEM)

For the student interested in hands-on, real-world experience in the science, technology, engineering, and math disciplines Students can apply to this program in grade 8.


Have Questions?

Give us a call! The Advanced Studies and Programs Magnet and Signature Office is open from from 8:00pm to 4:30pm.

  • General Magnet Questions: 410-222-5391 x1
  • BMAH, PVA, or STEM: 410-222-5391 x1
  • IB: 410-222-5342
  • Alternative Line: 410-222-5430

2014 Welcome and Registration Night.pdf