FALL 2019 INFORMATION SESSIONS: Plan to attend one of the school-based events to learn more about Magnet programs and the CAT Centers. For more information, please refer to the following information fliers: English version Spanish version
CAT Centers accept on-time applications through March 15, 2020. Late applications will be processed after all on-time applications have been evalauted and in the order which they were received. Please go to www.catnorth.org or www.catsouth.org for additional details.
Applications were open from 10/14/19 until noon on 11/26/19. Check back in spring 2020 for prospective late applications for PVA. As of January 10, 2020, IB is accepting late applications from students currently in grades 5, 6 8, and 10. Late applications will not enter lottery.
Please click on the link for the Magnet Timeline on the left-hand column for additional information.
Applications for SY 2021-2022 will open October 12, 2020 and close at noon on November 24, 2020.
Applications are accepted from students residing in Anne Arundel County for entry into a Magnet Program. Please see program specific webpages for details.
AACPS Students: To apply, you need your lunch number (Student ID Number) and your password used to access computers at school. Sign up now for AACPS password reset. (Once you have signed up, you can reset it yourself if/when the last password you used no longer functions. Access SIGN UP and password RESET links here.) Computer techs in each school can also assist with password resets. The Magnet office cannot reset passwords. Non-AACPS students create a user name/password upon initial application.
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). Closures for Extended Day for PVA students will be communicated with a transportation notification when determined.
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
PVA 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
PVA High School: Current Grade 8 and 9 students can apply
STEM/BMAH High School: Current Grade 8 students can apply