Office of School Choice
Magnet/Special Transfer Applications
2021 - 2022
The On-time School Choice Application Window has closed.
The late Application Window will open April 15th 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/STO students.
The Waiting List
Students who are not placed in either of their magnet selections or their special transfer option selection are placed on a Waiting List(s).
Students who are spaced in one of their magnet or STO choices 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.
For the 2021 - 2022 school year, the last day students were contacted off a waiting list was August 7, 2021. In rare instances, students may be contacted in January 2022 for second semester admission.
How to Apply - Processing of Late Applications
The application period for submitting late applications will begin around mid April.
Late Applications do not receive a calculated priority like on-time applications. They are processed based on date/time the application is submitted and only if schools have available seats.