Eighth graders interested in attending Columbus High School next year will have their first opportunity to take the school's admissions test this Saturday, Jan. 16, at the high school on Cherokee Avenue.
Columbus High is a liberal arts college preparatory magnet and the county's only total magnet high school.
To attend the school, students must take an entrance exam and submit an admissions application along with a copy of their eighth grade report card. Students must have an average of 82 or better in each standard eighth grade course. A student does not have to have an 82 in advanced courses that are normally taught in high school, like Algebra, since these courses can be retaken.
Applications must be submitted prior to taking the admissions test. The test includes a reading comprehension test, a math placement test and an essay.
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Students can also take the exam on February 6, February 27, and March 27.
For more information, contact the school's magnet coordinator Janet Hudson at 706-748-2534.