Between October 1 – January 15, parents apply online, School Choice & Parental Options (SCPO) will enter paper applications
If you have a program that requires VPA auditions or proficiency testing, please be sure to provide your audition/testing dates within the Magnet application system.
The School Choice & Parental Options website will be promoting Magnet Schools’ Open House and School Tours. To ensure your school is included, please provide your schedule by Wednesday, September 21st and/or as they become available. Submit within the Magnet
Schools must verify military and siblings status, and complete all eligibility including for non M-DCPS students. ( No student should be pending after February 17 )
No more Visual Performing Arts (VPA) auditions and/or the Language Proficiency tests may occur after this point. This is the deadline for all schools to enter the student results for Visual Performing Arts auditions and/or the Language Proficiency tests.
All schools must have entered their number of available seats by grade and by strand for the upcoming school year.
School Choice & Parental Options will facilitate a mandatory Magnet training for all new and existing Magnet Lead Teachers and Magnet support staff. Each Magnet School must be represented in the training by the Magnet Lead Teacher. Magnet support staff
By this point, all students need to have been Magnet Coded; continue coding if you have not finished. All schools should have submitted their Language Proficiency Testing, VPA Audition Schedules (if applicable) All schools should have submitted their School Tours