If you are unable to attend one of the Magnet Information sessions, you may view a general presentation here. Presentación en español.
On-time Magnet applications for the 2022-2023 school year opened at noon on October 11, 2021 and closed at noon on November 22, 2021. (Applications submitted after 12 PM on Monday, November 22, 2021 are considered late and do not enter lottery; STEM MS and STEM HS do not accept late applications.) Please consult the Magnet application timeline on the left-hand sidebar for specific dates for notification of eligibility and lottery.
For students who will be in grades 5 and 8 in fall, 2022, applications will open at noon on Monday, October 10, 2022 and will close at noon on Monday, November 21, 2022.
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.
Cup of Joe with Magnet Program Leaders
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