This year, the magnet application process will be completely online. All applications will be submitted by the parents/guardians through the One View Parent Portal Accounts. There will not be any paper magnet applications accepted, except as noted below.
Programs that are exceptions that will still require a paper application include the following:
1. Parents who wish to apply for the Pre-K Montessori programs at J. Allen Axson and John E. Ford will still need to submit a paper application to the Office of School Choice because Pre-K applications do not run through our regular lottery. There is a separate lottery that we use for these Pre-K applications.
2. Additionally, the Dual Language magnet programs at San Jose and West Riverside Elementary Schools will continue to accept paper applications at their respective schools due to the requirements of monitoring the Dual Languages.
All other programs will be handled through the online application process. Paper applications are on our website under the Forms section for those who would like to use the paper application as a worksheet. There will most likely be a large number of parents of current students in Duval County Public Schools creating accounts in the Parent Portal for One View because we have found that many parents have been using their children’s Focus login and password to view information for their children in Focus. This year we have blocked all student logins from being able to access the online applications.
One of the requirements for Parent Portal access to student’s information in Focus is that the parent report to their child’s school and show identification so that the school can link the parent with the student in Focus. This is a responsibility for every school and each school should already have a designated person on staff to complete this process. Please inform this person (known as the PG Approver) that there will be an increase of parents who will need this to be completed before they can apply for a magnet school. Once the school links the parent to the child in Focus, the parent may then log into the Parent Portal and will be able to click on a link to access the online applications.