The brochure and application for the 2014–2015 school year will be available on this site
from 12 noon on Monday, August 26, 2013, through Tuesday, November 26, 2013.
2014 - 2015
Magnet Application Deadline
Tuesday, November 26, 2013
For proof of timely submission and verification of delivery, it is strongly recommended that applicants use certified mail with a return receipt requested from the U.S. Post Office.
The brochure and application for the 2014–2015 school year will be available on this site from 12 noon on Monday, August 26, 2013, through Tuesday, November 26, 2013.
NOTICE: Providing ethnic or racial information on the magnet application is not required.
(The Elementary School Magnet Programs Brochure is in PDF format, which requires a PDF reader to open.
If you are unable to open this file, please contact your local school for an application.)
Baltimore County Public Schools does not employ any admissions criteria for elementary school magnet programs.
All applicants who meet the requirements for enrollment in Baltimore County Public Schools (BCPS) at the time of application and who meet the entry grade-level restrictions for the program(s) selected, will be considered for placement. If the number of eligible applicants exceeds the number of program seats available, the selection of students will be made in the following sequence:
Two priority placements exist at the elementary school level:
Random Lottery Process: For each program, eligible applicants are assigned a computer-generated random number. The applicants for each program are then sorted into a list according to their assigned random numbers, from lowest to highest. Available seats are offered to eligible applicants, starting with the lowest random number (i.e. first on the list). When all of the available seats in a program are filled, the remaining applicants are given a wait-list number that corresponds to their position in the list.
Admission decisions are mailed to parents by early March.
If you have questions or need additional information,
please contact the Office of Magnet Programs at (410) 887-4127.