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Welcome to the Magnet Programs page!


 Please check out our new Magnet Website for extended information about Magnet Programs. 


Special Audition Note for PVA:

Accommodations are made for students who are auditioning for two arts areas if the time of the first audition overlaps the time scheduled for the second audition. Students will be able to check in for their second audition when they have completed the first audition.  However, students auditioning for Dance must attend at the scheduled time, as this audition involves group instruction.


Interested in Magnet Program?  Come to our Information Nights!

Magnet Program Information Nights 2014           

Sesiones informativas de los Programas Magnet 2014

 Click here to begin your Magnet Application.

Para mayor información en español , llame a la ISSO (Oficina de Servicios para los Estudiantes Internacionales) al 410-263-6420.

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



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