Application window for 2019-2020 School Year
January 1-February 28, 2019
How to Apply
Click here for instructions on how to apply to a magnet or a special transfer option school.
Submitting Your Application
All magnet applications received by the magnet deadline are processed in the magnet lottery. Special transfer option applications received by the deadline are processed in the special transfer option lottery. The lottery is a computerized program that randomly selects students based on:
- The priority that has been assigned to each choice
- The number of available openings for each program and grade level. We have included the utilization of each school which has a direct impact on openings a school may have for new magnet/choice students.
The magnet lottery considers first choices first, followed by second choices, then third choices. Results of the magnet lottery are mailed to applicants’ home address listed in FOCUS.
The special transfer option lottery only allows for first choices. Results of the choice lottery are mailed to the applicants' home address listed in FOCUS.
After You Apply
All applications received by the respected deadline are processed in the lottery. The lottery is a computerized program that randomly selects students based on:
- The priority that has been assigned to each choice.
- The number of available openings for each program and grade level. We have included the utilization of each school which has a direct impact on openings a school may have for new magnet students.
The Waiting List
Students who are not accepted into any of their magnet requests or their choice option request are placed on a Waiting List(s).
Students who are accepted into one of their magnet requests or choice options do not appear on a waiting list for any other choice.
Keep your notification letter in a safe place. It contains your Waiting List number, and if openings become available during the summer, they will be filled according to that number. Your first opportunity to be contacted from the Waiting List is during the summer. You will be notified by telephone, and you will have only 24 hours to accept or decline placement in the school offered. It is important that your correct phone number(s) are on file in the FOCUS system.
If your contact information changes, be sure your current school updates your address and phone number.
The last day students were contacted off a waiting list was August 24, 2018. In rare instances, students may be contacted in January 2019 for second semester admission.