Posted: Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Applications are currently being accepted for Greenville County Schools eleven magnet academies.

The academic program of each magnet academy offers a theme or focus that is designed to give students an opportunity to explore a special interest, gift, talent or skill. These schools attract top students and talented teachers who bring innovative ideas to the classroom. Teachers are chosen based on their academic preparation, professional experience, and specialized skills.

There are three elementary magnet academies, Blythe Academy of Languages, East North Street Academy of Math and Science and Stone Academy of Communication Arts. Middle School magnets include Beck Academy International Baccalaureate Middle Years Program, Greenville Middle Academy of Global Studies, Hughes Academy of Science and Technology and League Academy of Communication Arts. Four high school magnet academies are Carolina High Academy of Engineering Technology and Health Professions, Greenville High Academy of Law, Finance and Business, J.L. Mann Academy of Mathematics, Science and Technology and Southside High International Baccalaureate Middle Years and Diploma Programs.

Admission into magnet academies is open to all eligible students, but spaces are limited. Students may apply to more than one magnet academy.

Applications are scored based on four criteria: attendance, discipline, grade average (student interview in Grades K-5, 1, 2), and a student statement indicating why the student would like to attend the magnet academy.

A lottery system is used when there are more qualifying students than available slots. Qualifying students not selected for a magnet academy are placed on a waiting list.

Applications will be accepted through December 7. Magnet School Applications.

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