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Application Information

  • 2023-2024 School Year:  For students in Grade 5 and Grade 8 in the fall of 2023, on-time applications open at noon on October 9, 2023.  The on-time application portal will close at noon on November 13, 2023.

      • Magnet Programs are open only to residents of Anne Arundel County.
      • Military families outside of AACPS with orders can apply in the normal application window.  See additional information for military families.
      • No late application enters the unweighted lottery and will be placed on the waitlist by time-stamp order of eligible application.
      • Late applications: Please check with maustin1@aacps.org (IB) or apexarts@aacps.org (Apex Arts) if they will accept late applications. 
      • STEM MS and STEM HS do not accept late applications.  STEM BioMedical (BMAH) for high school accepts late applications.

    Information sessions 2023: click here for a list in English and Spanish


    Application protocols for Magnet Programs (Apex Arts, BMAH, IB, STEM):

    • Current AACPS students should use their lunch ID as their application username and password, also used to access the computers at school and Brightspace. 
    • The Magnet Office evaluates applications from October-January.
    • Auditions are held for Apex Arts (See www.aacps.org/apexarts for details.)
    • An unweighted lottery is held in February.
    • NB: Non-AACPS students create a username and password combination when beginning the online application. 
      • The Magnet Office cannot reset passwords. Contact the Help Desk at 410-222-5135 for password resets.
      • The same application system is used for Magnet Programs, JROTC, CAT Centers, Charter/Contract Schools, and Virtual Academy. 


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    Applications are accepted only from students residing in Anne Arundel County for entry into a Magnet Program.  Please see program specific webpages for details. 


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