Holiday Hill Elementary is a whole-school magnet elementary school. Holiday Hill has the following magnet programs: Gifted, Academically Talented, and Leadership.
Magnet students will have program continuity to the following magnet middle schools:
* James Weldon Johnson MS
* Julia Landon MS
* Darnell-Cookman School of Medical Arts
Non-Magnet students will have continuity based on their neighborhood address to the following middle schools:
* Arlington MS
* Southside MS
2019-2020 Holiday Hill Magnet Tour Schedule
Please check back at the end of November for our January/February 2020 Magnet tours for the upcoming 2020-2021 school year.
After you have toured, you can apply. This is the Guide to Filling Out a Magnet Application. Prior to filling out a magnet application, you must create a Parent Focus account. Click link to create an account: DCPS FOCUS Account Creation. STEPS ON HOW TO: HOW TO CREATE A PARENT FOCUS ACCOUNT AND LINK STUDENT TO PARENT ACCOUNT.
PRIORITIES FOR MAGNET SCHOOLS GRADES K-5
Priority 1 - Neighborhood preference - Students live in the current attendance area of a non-dedicated magnet school.
Priority 2 - Former Attendance Area Preference - Students who live in the former attendance area of a dedicated magnet.
Priority 3 - Military Dependent Preference - Transitioning student who has a parent on Active duty.
Priority 4 - Sibling Preference - Student who has a sibling residing at the same address who attends a magnet program at the same school and is eligible to return next year.
Priority 5 - Socio-Economic Preference - 1) Neighborhood school is a Title 1 school and who apply to attend a magnet program at a non-Title 1 school. 2) Neighborhood schools is a non-Title 1 school and who apply to attend a magnet program in a Title 1 school.
Priority 6 - Prinicipal's Signature Preference - Students whose parents attend tour at the magnet school they are applying for and the principal's signature indicating attendance. Schools will enter Tour attendance in the Parent/Guardian Focus Account. Make sure you create a FOCUS parent account. Link above.
Priority 7 - No Principal Signature Preference - Students who submit an application but have no signature indicating attendance at a tour.
Priority 8 - Not Eligible for the program - applying for the Gifted program and the students has not been staffed Gifted.