The brochure and application for the 2013 - 2014 school year will be available on this site
from 12 noon on Wednesday, September 5, 2012, through Friday, November 30, 2012.
|2013 - 2014
Magnet Application Deadline
Friday, November 30, 2012
REQUIRED REPORT CARD(S)
The brochure and application for the 2013–2014 school year will be available on this site through November 30, 2012.
(The Middle 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.)
Middle School Assessment Guidelines for 2013-2014
Prior to attending an assessment, applicants must obtain the Assessment Guidelines for the program. The Assessment Guidelines contain specific information regarding the components of each assessment and any preparation required prior to the assessment.
Assessment dates and times are available on this site and in the Middle School Magnet Brochure. Mark the magnet assessment date(s) and times on your calendar. Schools will send assessment appointment reminders to all applicants.
Applicants who have not received notification of an assessment date or time, at least five (5) days prior to the scheduled assessment date, must contact the school to obtain their scheduled time.PLEASE NOTE: It is the responsibility of the parents to:
The Office of Communications will post all emergency closing and cancellation information on the BCPS automated information line, 410-887-5555.
Closings and cancellation announcements will also be made through local media.
Middle School Assessment Guidelines
In order to be considered for placement into a middle school magnet program, applicants must earn at least 70% of the assessment criteria points.
If the number of qualified applicants exceeds the number of available seats, seats will be filled in the following sequence:
Two priority placements exist at the middle 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.