Magnet School Application Period Opens Nov. 1

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Beginning Nov. 1, parents or guardians may apply for their children to attend one of Hamilton County’s magnet schools listed below.

Online applications will be on www.hcde.org, under the Parents & Students section, with paper applications available at any magnet school in Hamilton County, as well as at the Central Office located on Hickory Valley Road.

The deadline to apply is Jan. 31, 2018. If there are more applicants than places available, a random drawing or lottery will be held to ensure the process is fair and impartial. It is scheduled for Feb. 28, 2018 at 10 a.m. in the Board Room of the Central Office.

Parents can attend or view the process online. The streaming web address will be posted to the Hamilton County Department of Education (HCDE) website the week of Feb. 19. After the drawing, the results (confirmation numbers only) will be posted to our website so that parents can see in what order their child’s number was drawn. Official letters will be sent out to parents notifying them of their child’s admission status after the lottery.

Applicants to the Center for Creative Arts (CCA) are given confirmation numbers; however, these numbers are not drawn nor are they part of the lottery process. Admission to the CCA is based strictly on the results of the required audition.

Applicants for STEM School Chattanooga are required to submit two documents such as current utility bill, contract or lease on house or apartment, agency or government documentation proving their residency to the Magnet School Services Office before Feb. 9, 2018, in order to establish the area high school that they are zoned to attend.

Additional information can be found on our website concerning applying to Battle Academy or Brown Academy if a parent works downtown, as well as information for parents living in the Hill City area with children entering kindergarten in 2018–2019 and who are interested in having them attend Normal Park.

Beginning Nov. 1, HCDE will accept applications for the 2018-2019 school for the following schools: Barger Academy (K-5)
Battle Academy (K-5)
Brown Academy (K-5)
Calvin Donaldson Environmental Science Academy (K-5)
Center for Creative Arts (6-12)
East Lake Academy (6-8)
Lakeside Academy (K-5)
Normal Park Museum Magnet (K-8)
STEM School Chattanooga (accepting applications for incoming 9th graders only)
Tyner Academy (accepting applications for incoming 9th graders only)
Tyner Middle Academy (6-8)


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