As Counselors, you are on the front line for answering questions about Magnet Programs as well as identifying which Magnet Programs are a good fit for the students in your school. To that end, the Magnet Office has created this Counselor's Corner as a place for you to find resources and answers to your Magnet-related questions. As always, if you have questions that aren't answered here, please contact the Magnet Office and we will be more than happy to help! We will be adding resources to this site as the year goes on, so be sure to visit regularly.
What are Magnet Programs?
Kevin J. Hamlin, PhD
Director, Advanced Studies and Programs
Joseph Wieczorek, PhD
Teacher Specialist, Magnet Programs (Apex Arts, BMAH, IB, STEM)
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MVLO- Online Courses for World Language Requirement
The Office of Instructional Technology has put together a series of videos to help counselors understand how to register students for online learning courses. Please click here for the videos.
Transportation to and from consolidated bus stops and Magnet schools can be a lengthy ride. The Magnet Office does NOT have any control over bus stops, times, routes, or any other transportation issues. If you, or any of your school families have questions, please contact the Transportation Office directly at the contact details below:
Transportation Call Center: 410-222-5001
Transportation Office: 410-923-7890
Magnet Program Requirements
Please be sure to review the requirements for each Magnet Program at the beginning of the Magnet Application Season so you are up to date on any changes. The Magnet Office requires that each applicant meets all program requirements in order to be considered eligible.
Which Magnet School Would I Attend?
The Magnet school you would attend is based on several factors. Click HERE for the complete list.
Videos Describing Each Magnet Program
Who Can Apply to a Magnet?
Magnet Programs are available ONLY to students who have at least 1 legal guardian residing in Anne Arundel County. Verification of residency is required.
IB Middle School: Current Grade 5 and 6 students can apply
Apex Arts Middle School: Current Grade 5 and 6 students can apply
STEM Middle School: Current Grade 5 students can apply
IB High School: Current Grade 8 and 10 students can apply
Apex Arts High School: Current Grade 8 and 9 students can apply
STEM/BMAH High School: Current Grade 8 students can apply