AACPS Division of Advanced Studies and Programs believes strongly in providing innovative educational programs for our students. It is through offering Magnet Programs in International Baccalaureate (IB), Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM), and Performing, Visual, Arts (PVA), as part of our schools of choice, that students explore their interests, talents, and abilities in a highly specialized and rigorous instructional setting. In the Magnet Programs, students learn about and explore issues current and relevant within their field of study. Students take both pride and ownership in being a part of a Magnet program as they prepare themselves to be future leaders. For more information related to any of the Magnet Programs, please attend one of our Fall Magnet Information Nights. For details about these information nights, please view the attached flyer. La versión en español: Spanish-language version.
Links for specific program brochures are found under "Informational Brochures," below.
In case of inclement weather or weather-related closure, please go to the Anne Arundel County home page for delays and closings (www.aacps.org). It is important to note that Extended Day for PVA students is not considered an extra-curricular activity. In fact, Extended Day is incorporated in the instructional Day for the Performing and Visual Arts High School Magnet. Extended Day closures will be communicated with a transportation directive when determined.
The on-time 2017-2018 Magnet Application opens on October 16, 2017 and closes at NOON on November 30. Applications are only considered from residents of Anne Arundel County. Applications are accepted from 5th and 8th grade students interested in attending a Magnet Program in 2018-2019 or from current 10th grade applicants interested in attending IB DP. CAT Centers will be accepting applications through March 15, 2018.