Magnet School Applications Will Be Accepted Beginning Nov. 1

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Beginning November 1, parents interested in their children attending one of the following magnet schools in Hamilton County can submit an application for the 2014-2015 school year:


§  Barger Academy (K-5)

§  Battle Academy   (K-5)

§  Brown International Academy (K-5)

§  Center for Creative Arts  (6-12) (audition required)

§  Donaldson Environmental Science Academy (K-5)

§  East Lake Academy (6-8)

§  Lakeside Academy (K-5)

§  Normal Park Museum Magnet (K-8)

§  STEM High School (accepting 9th grade only)

§  Tyner Academy of Math, Science and Technology (9-12) (accepting 9th grade only)

§  Tyner Middle Academy of Math, Science and Technology (6-8)


Applications may be picked up at any magnet school or at the Hamilton County Department of Education’s Central Office beginning November 1.  The deadline for applying is January 31, 2014.


Many of the above schools will be conducting tours for prospective parents.  Please feel free to contact the school for tour dates and times. 


A public drawing or lottery will be held in February 2014 to determine the seat placement of the applicants.   Applicants for Center for Creative Arts are not placed in the lottery drawing as their admission is strictly based on their audition results.


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