Magnet Schools Application

Agreement of Understanding

THE DEADLINE FOR RECEIPT OF THIS APPLICATION IS JANUARY 15, 2017.

  • Parents may apply online or directly to the School Choice & Parental Options address below using the official Magnet Application Form. Only one (1) application per student will be accepted. Duplicates or revisions WILL NOT be accepted.
  • Please complete all required areas. Failure to sign and/or complete all sections may result in the application not being processed.
  • All applications will be processed only at the office of School Choice & Parental Options. Please send your applications directly to the office to the address listed below. Students may apply to a maximum of five (5) schools (one (1) PROGRAM per school). If more than five (5) selections are made, we will process only five (5) and reserve the right to make this application void.
  • Any required transcripts or other documentation required by individual schools may be uploaded with the online application or sent directly to the attention of the Magnet Lead Teacher at the individual school where you are applying.
  • Individual schools may require additional forms or other documentation. You must contact the individual schools to which you are applying. All required forms must be uploaded with the online application or sent directly to the school(s) to which you are applying by the application deadline.
  • In order to be considered for Sibling Status, you must provide the correct Miami-Dade County Public Schools Student Identification Number for both the applicant and applicant’s sibling(s). Preference is given to eligible applicants with older siblings currently attending and who will be in attendance at the same magnet school during the school year for which you are applying. Siblings will be accepted based upon the availability of open seats in the grade level for which the student is applying. Sibling preference does not apply to students applying for Visual & Performing Arts programs. The sibling must reside in the same household as the student who is applying, or documentation of joint custody must be provided.
  • If your child does not already have a Miami-Dade County Public Schools Student Identification Number, you should write “NO ID” on the application in the area labeled M-DCPS Student ID Number. Applications may also be submitted online for students who have not been issued a M-DCPS Student ID Number.
  • All notifications from schools will be mailed to the address currently registered with M-DCPS. It is the responsibility of the parent/guardian to ensure that address and contact information are current.
  • Applications DO NOT guarantee placement.
  • For questions, contact School Choice & Parental Options at 305-995-1922

By submitting an online application, I acknowledge my understanding of the following conditions for this application:

  • THE DEADLINE FOR RECEIPT OF THIS APPLICATION IS JANUARY 15, 2017.
  • Failure to complete all requested information may cause this application to be rejected.
  • Additional information may be required by individual schools and must be submitted to those schools by the application deadline as part of the application process.
  • Eligibility may be determined by such factors as skill, talent, academic performance, conduct, and interest.
  • Preference is given to eligible applicants with older siblings currently attending and who will be in attendance at the same magnet school during the school year for which the student is applying.
  • Siblings will be accepted based upon the availability of open seats in the grade level for which the student is applying. Sibling preference does not apply to students applying for Visual & Performing Arts programs.
  • When the number of eligible student applicants, other than Visual & Performing Arts, exceeds the number of seats available, a random selection process will be utilized to admit eligible applicants.
  • Failure to respond to an offer of acceptance by the specified deadline will be interpreted as a parent/guardian decline of program acceptance.
  • Applications received from October 1, 2016, through January 15, 2017, will be eligible for consideration for enrollment in the 2017-2018 school year.
  • Applications DO NOT guarantee placement.

I, hereby, give permission for my child to be evaluated for admission to the selected magnet program(s) designated in this application. If accepted, he/she will be enrolled as a full-time student at the school of acceptance. Transportation availability is limited and may not be available to all students. My child must demonstrate acceptable performance (as determined by school-site policy) in order to remain in the magnet program.

It is the parents’ responsibility to contact the school for requirements that are school specific (e.g. proficiency tests, auditions, etc.) and submit all required documentation by January 15th, 2017.

 

 

Quick Guide for Eligibility Rules

Basic Criteria for Random Selection Magnets
  • A minimum of 2.0 Grade Point Average in each core academic subject area (e.g. language arts, mathematics, science, social studies) for the previous year and the first grading period of the current year combined.
  • A minimum of 2.0 Grade Point Average in conduct for the core academic subject areas (e.g. language arts, mathematics, science, social studies) for the previous year and the first grading period of the current year combined.
  • All effort grades in core academic classes must be a “2” or higher for the previous year and the first grading period of the current year combined.
  • No more than 10 unexcused absences for the previous year and 5 unexcused absences for the first semester of the current year.

IB/IS/Cambridge/Capstone/MAST/iPREP/iTech @ Miami Springs/Terra Requirements (Senior High Only–grades 9-12)

  • A minimum of 2.5 Grade Point Average in each core academic subject area (e.g. language arts, mathematics, science, social studies) for the previous year and the first grading period of the current year combined.
  • A minimum of 2.0 Grade Point Average in conduct for the core academic subject areas (e.g. language arts, mathematics, science, social studies) for the previous year and the first grading period of the current year combined.
  • All effort grades in core academic classes must be a “2” or higher for the previous year and the first grading period of the current year combined.
  • No more than 10 unexcused absences for the previous year and 5 unexcused absences for the first semester of the current year.
  • May require that Physical Science Honors and Algebra I Honors be completed and received credit before the 2017-18 school year begins.

Visual & Performing Arts Magnets

  • A minimum of 2.0 Grade Point Average in each core academic subject area (e.g. language arts, mathematics, science, social studies) for the previous year and the first grading period of the current year combined.
  • A minimum of 2.0 Grade Point Average in conduct for the core academic subject areas (e.g. language arts, mathematics, science, social studies) for the previous year and the first grading period of the current year combined.
  • All effort grades in core academic classes must be a “2” or higher for the previous year and the first grading period of the current year combined.
  • No more than 10 unexcused absences for the previous year and 5 unexcused absences for the first semester of the current year.
  • Placement is based on audition/interview results.
  • Parents must contact the school by January 15th to schedule auditions/interviews.

BioTech/iTech Senior High Requirements

  • Admission is interest-based only.
  • BioTech: Students should have an interest in botanical (plant) or zoological (animal) sciences.
  • iTech: Students should have an interest in advanced technologies: Geospatial Information Systems(GIS), Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) or Microsoft Applications (iCode).

Some programs may require additional eligibility, contact the school directly for eligibility details.