On-time applications for SY 2021-2022 opened October 12, 2020 and closed at noon on November 24, 2020. STEM BioMedical (BMAH) and Performing and Visual Arts (PVA) are accepting late applications. Late applications will not be evaluated until spring 2021.
Please consult the Magnet application timeline on the left-hand sidebar for specific dates.
To apply, current AACPS students should use their lunch ID as their application username and password, which are also used to access the computers at school and Google classes. Non-AACPS students will create a username and password when beginning the online application. The Magnet Office cannot reset passwords. Contact the Help Desk at 410-222-5135 for password resets.
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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Which Magnet School Would I Attend?
The Magnet school you would attend is based on several factors. Click HERE for the complete list.
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