Magnet Application Process
Any student whose parent(s) or court-appointed guardian/custodian resides in Guilford County is eligible to apply for admission into a magnet school. Applications from students whose domicile is outside Guilford County will not be considered.
Applying for Admission
To explore the various magnet school program options and review guidelines, visit the magnet school section of the GCS District web site. To have a magnet brochure and/or application mailed to you during the application period, contact the Student Assignment Office at 370-8303.
After selecting magnet school programs in which you are interested:
Notification of Acceptance to a Magnet Program
Acceptance into magnet programs is based on a random selection process. The parent(s) or court-appointed guardian/custodian will be notified of admission status within four weeks of the close of the application period. The parent/court-appointed guardian must go to the school to register the student within the time frame stated in the acceptance letter or the magnet assignment will be forfeited.
Criteria for Selection
Applications are selected through a random selection process using the criteria below:
Brown Summit Middle School Center for Advanced Academics :
Students must meet admissions criteria before being considered for selection. Students who meet criteria are ranked according to their scores and selected by rank order.
Applicants meeting criteria with siblings already enrolled who will continue in that program next year are automatically selected.
There is a separate criteria-based application required for Brown Summit Center for Advanced Academics. The application can be obtained at the school or on the magnet web site and must be returned to Brown Summit Center for Advanced Academics at 4720 N.C. Highway 150 East, Brown Summit, NC 27214, during the application period. Do not submit applications for Brown Summit Center for Advanced Academics to the Student Assignment Office. Submission of the Brown Summit application does not prevent you from also submitting this application for other middle school magnet programs. If the student is selected for both Brown Summit and another middle magnet school, the parent must decide which program they are accepting by the end of the 30-day enrollment period.
Magnet School Application Facts
Continuation to Remain in a Magnet Program
Students admitted into a magnet program may remain in the program at the same school through that particular grade configuration, i.e. K-5, without submitting another application. However, a Continuation Intent Form must be completed by the parent(s) or court-appointed guardian/custodian annually to indicate the student's desire to remain in the program. Students wishing to return to their attendance zone school should so indicate on the Continuation Intent Form.
In order for the Continuation Intent Form to be valid, it must be returned to the magnet school the student attends by the required date. The information submitted on the Continuation Intent Form will dictate the official school placement for the following year.