The Muscogee County School District has announced the open house schedule and application deadline for students to attend its middle school and high school magnet programs next school year.
Here are the key dates in the application process:
Oct. 19 through Dec. 12, open house sessions.
Feb. 3, the entrance criteria or exam for any prospective student must be complete. Only students new to MCSD are allowed to apply to a magnet program after this date.
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Feb. 7, MCSD mails notification to parents and guardians whether their child is accepted to the program to which they applied.
March 2, parents and guardians must return enrollment forms acknowledging acceptance.
Here are MCSD’s magnet schools, the name of their magnet program, their open house dates and the name and phone number of the magnet coordinator or principal:
Arnold, math, science and technology, Oct. 24, 6 p.m., James Brooks, 706-748-2436.
East Columbus, gifted and talented, Oct. 26, 6 p.m., Traveika Hunter, 706-565-3026.
Fort, service learning, Dec. 5, 6:30 p.m., Jessica Bowling, 706-569-3740.
Richards, International Baccalaureate, Nov. 8, 6 p.m., Kimberly Casleton, 706-569-3697.
Carver, STEM (science, technology, engineering and math), Dec. 12, 6:30 p.m., Victoria Neal, 706-748-2499.
Columbus, liberal arts, Nov. 14 and 16, 7 p.m., Priscilla Boswell, 706-748-2534.
Early College, dual enrollment, Dec. 7, 6 p.m., principal Michael Forte, 706-748-2948.
Hardaway, International Baccalaureate, Oct. 30, 6:30 p.m., Ashley Snow, 706-748-2766.
Jordan, careers, Oct. 19, 6 p.m., Ben Braaten, 706-748-2819.
Kendrick, communication arts and design, Nov. 30, 6 p.m., Orithius Hardge and Lyndsey Smith, 706-565-2960.
Northside, engineering and biomedical science, Nov. 15, 6:30 p.m., Denise Fuller, 706-748-2920.
Rainey-McCullers (grades 6-10 in 2017-18, grades 6-11 in 2018-19 and grades 6-12 in 2019-20 and beyond), performing and visual arts, Nov. 16, 6:30 p.m., principal Briant Williams, 706-748-3360.
Shaw, mass communications, Nov. 28, 6:30 p.m., Kimberly White, 706-569-3638.
Spencer, computer science and game design, Nov. 2, 6:15 p.m., Sean Myers, 706-683-8701.