Montgomery, Ala. - Montgomery Public Schools' magnet school application period will begin Monday, January 12. Parents and students who are interested in applying to a magnet school may pick up an application at the elementary or secondary magnet school they wish to apply to or download an application online at www.mps.k12.al.us. All applications must be turned in by 4:30 p.m. on February 6 to the magnet school to which you are applying, and not the Central Office, as was done in previous years. Applications received after the deadline will only be considered after all eligible first-round applications have been placed.
Last year, more than 3,000 applications were submitted for the highly-competitive programs, which cover all grade levels with themes including technology, science, performing arts, accelerated academics and international studies. The number of openings vary from school to school.
The district will not hold a magnet fair this year. Parents are strongly encouraged to take advantage of the tours being offered at each magnet school.
"It's very important that parents fill out their child's application completely and turn it in by the February 6 deadline to be considered as a first-round applicant," said Elementary Executive Director Gibral White. "We also encourage parents to contact administrators at the magnet schools they are interested in and arrange a tour prior to completing an application so they can determine if that program best fits the interests of their child," she said.
Transcripts are used to determine eligibility for acceptance into the magnet programs. All transcript request forms must be completed and given to the principal or counselor at the school the student currently attends. The form must be on file at the magnet school to which they are applying no later than 4:30 p.m. on February 20.
Interviews and auditions will begin February 9. Letters will be mailed on April 9 to first-round applicants notifying them of their status.