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Friday, August 22, 2014
Magnet Application Program Information

 

        

THE SPRING  MAGNET APPLICATION PERIOD IS NOW CLOSED.

PLEASE REAPPLY NEXT YEAR.

 

 Montgomery Public Schools’ Elementary Magnet Programs

 Application Information and Instructions

 

Elementary Magnet Program Admission Requirements

Bear Exploration Center Admission Requirements: Acceptance into Bear Exploration Center is based upon strong interest in mathematics, science and technology, and satisfactory attendance. Kindergarten and first grade applicants must successfully complete an entrance interview/examination. Second through fifth grade eligibility is based upon a grade point average of 2.75, an entrance examination, and satisfactory conduct and attendance records. To remain in the program, students must maintain a core academic average of 2.5 or better and satisfactory conduct and attendance records.

Carver Elementary Arts Admission Requirements: Acceptance into Carver Elementary Arts Magnet school is based upon strong interest in the arts: classical guitar, instrumental music, strings, piano, choral music, dance, drama, and visual art. Kindergarten and first grade applicants must successfully complete an entrance interview/examination. Second through fifth grade eligibility is based upon a 2.75 grade point average, an entrance examination, a satisfactory conduct and attendance record, and the successful completion of an audition in one arts area. To remain in the program, students must maintain a core academic average of 2.5 or better and satisfactory conduct and attendance records.

Forest Avenue Academic Requirements: Acceptance into Forest Avenue Academic Magnet is based upon an academic record that indicates strong motivation, high achievement and the aptitude to perform at a grade level above the grade in which the student is enrolled. Kindergarten and first grade eligibility is based upon successful completion of an entrance interview/examination. Second through fifth grade eligibility is based upon a 3.5 grade point average, an entrance examination and a satisfactory conduct and attendance record. To remain in the program, students must maintain a core academic average of 3.0 or better and satisfactory conduct and attendance records.

MacMillan International Academy Requirements: Acceptance into MacMillan International Academy is based upon strong interest in international studies, humanities, communications and technology, as well as an enthusiasm for learning. Kindergarten and first grade applicants must successfully complete an entrance interview/examination. Second through fifth grade eligibility is based upon a 3.0 grade point average, an entrance examination, and satisfactory conduct and attendance records. To remain in the program, students must maintain a core academic average of 2.75 or better and satisfactory conduct and attendance records.

Applications for Elementary Magnet Programs

Applications for elementary students are available at the magnet schools, Central Office, and online at www.mps.k12.al.us. Applicants should select a first and second choice school on the application. Only one application should be submitted per year, and only one elementary application per student will be accepted.Second choice selections will not be considered until all first-choice applications have been exhausted.

Applicants for kindergarten magnet programs must have had their fifth birthday, and first grade applicants must have had their sixth birthday by September 2, 2015. The completed elementary application must be returned to the appropriate school BY THE DATE INDICATED.

Montgomery County students not currently enrolled in a magnet program must complete an application. Students who want to transfer from one magnet to another must complete a new application. Students who leave the magnet program during the school year will be reassigned to their zoned school. A student who is accepted from a school not accredited by a state department of education or a regional accrediting agency will be accepted provisionally. If a provisional student is accepted and is unable to progress at the academic level required, the student will be reassigned to his/her zoned school.

Transcript Information/Grade Eligibility

An official transcript is required to determine eligibility for acceptance to the magnet programs. The Transcript Request Form must be completed and given to the principal or counselor at the school the student currently attends. If a student’s transcript is not from a Montgomery Public School, the sending school should provide an official explanation of grade equivalences.

For applicants to Bear Exploration Center, Carver Elementary Arts, Forest Avenue Academic Magnet and MacMillan International who are entering grades 2-5, an official transcript for the previous school year (2013-2014) and the first semester of the current school year (2014-2015) must be mailed directly to the magnet school by the school the student currently attends. The transcript must be on file at the magnet school no later than 4 p.m. BY THE DATE INDICATED. A transcript is not considered official unless it is provided directly to the magnet school from the sending school.

A student accepted into a magnet school that requires a minimum grade point average and other criteria must maintain the specified grade point average, conduct record and attendance requirements during the second semester of the current school year (2014-2015) to remain eligible. Failure to do so will result in loss of eligibility.

Program Acceptance

Letters will be mailed to notifying applicants them of their status. Parents should return acceptance letters by THE DATE INDICATED.

Procedures for Homeschoolers

Homeschool applicants will be evaluated individually based on the official documents that are submitted with the magnet school application. Homeschool applicants must meet the Alabama State Department of Education’s guidelines for homeschooling.

Transportation

Transportation to the magnet schools will be available to eligible students only from their zoned schools and back to their zoned schools. Parents will be responsible for transporting their child to and from the zoned school. Students who live within 2.5 miles of the magnet school they attend are not eligible for transportation, except for Baldwin and Loveless students. All transportation decisions, bus schedules and bus assignments are made by the Transportation Office. The Transportation Office will notify accepted applicants by mail of their bus routes and time schedules. For more information, call the Transportation Office at (334) 284-2085.

 

Elementary Magnet School Contacts

Forest Avenue Academic Magnet (334) 269-3673

1700 W. Fifth Street, 36106

 

Carver Elementary Arts (334) 269-3625  

3100 Mobile Drive, 36108                                

 

Bear Exploration Center (334) 284-8014      

2525 Churchill Drive, 36111

 

MacMillan International (334) 284-7137

4015 McInnis Road, 36116

 

Montgomery Public Schools’ Middle School Magnet Programs

Application Information and Instructions

                                      

Middle School Magnet Program Admission Requirements            

Baldwin Academics Magnet Requirements: Baldwin Arts and Academics Magnet offers two programs: accelerated academics and arts. The academics magnet offers middle school students accelerated classes infused with technology, research experiences and a range of activities designed to complement classroom instruction. Acceptance into Baldwin Academics is based upon an overall 3.5 grade point average for the past three semesters in core subjects, and satisfactory conduct and attendance records. To remain in the program, students must maintain an academic average of 3.0 or better in the core subjects and maintain satisfactory conduct and attendance.

Baldwin Arts Magnet offers middle school students an academic program infused with the arts. Acceptance into Baldwin Arts is based upon a 2.75 grade point average for the past three semesters in core subjects, satisfactory conduct and attendance records, and the successful completion of an audition in two arts areas. To remain in the program, students must maintain an academic average of 2.75 or better in the core subjects, a 3.0 or better in each arts area, and satisfactory conduct and attendance.

Carr Academic Magnet Program Requirements: Carr Academic Magnet Program provides an academic program that focuses on project-based learning. Students are challenged in the areas of math and science one year above their current grade level.  Acceptance to Carr’s Academic Magnet Program is based upon an overall 3.5 grade point average for the past three semesters in core subjects, and satisfactory conduct and attendance records. To remain in the program, students must maintain an academic average of 3.0 or better in the core subjects and maintain satisfactory conduct and attendance.

Floyd Middle Magnet Requirements: Floyd Middle Magnet offers academic learning opportunities with an emphasis in the areas of mathematics and science through state-of-the-art technology. Acceptance into Floyd Middle Magnet is based upon a 2.75 grade point average for the past three semesters in core subjects, and satisfactory conduct and attendance records. To remain in the program, students must maintain an academic average of 2.5 or better in the core subjects, pass all elective classes, and maintain satisfactory conduct and attendance.

Applications for Middle School Magnet Programs

Applications for middle school students are available at the magnet schools and online at www.mps.k12.al.us. The completed application must be returned to the appropriate school no later than 4 p.m. BY THE INDICATED DATE.

Montgomery County students not currently enrolled in a magnet program must complete an application. Students who want to transfer from one magnet to another must complete a new application. Students who leave the magnet program during the school year will be reassigned to their zoned school. A student who is accepted from a school not accredited by a state department of education or a regional accrediting agency will be accepted provisionally. If a provisional student is accepted and is unable to progress at the academic level required, the student will be reassigned to his/her zoned school.

Transcript Information/Grade Eligibility

An official transcript is required to determine eligibility for acceptance to the magnet programs. The Transcript Request Form must be completed and given to the principal or counselor at the school the student currently attends. If a student’s transcript is from a school other than a Montgomery Public School, the sending school should provide an official explanation of grade equivalences.

For applicants to Baldwin Arts and Academics, Carr Middle Magnet and Floyd Middle Magnet, an official transcript for the previous school year (2013-2014) the first semester of the current school year (2014-2015) should be mailed directly to the magnet school by the school the student currently attends. The transcript must be on file at the magnet school by the indicated date. Transcripts are not considered official unless it is provided directly to the magnet school from the sending school.

A student accepted into a magnet school that requires a minimum grade point average and other criteria must maintain the specified grade point average, conduct record and attendance requirements during the second semester of the current school year (2014-2015) to be eligible. Failure to do so will result in loss of eligibility.

Program Acceptance

Letters will be mailed to applicants notifying them of their status . Parents should return acceptance letters to schools by the indicated date. Students who do not receive acceptance letters must reapply next year.

Procedures for Homeschoolers

Homeschool applicants will be evaluated individually based on the official documents that are submitted with the magnet school application. Homeschool applicants must meet the Alabama State Department of Education’s guidelines for homeschooling.

Athletics Policy

A student, who meets all other AHSAA eligibility requirements and is accepted to Baldwin Arts and Academic Magnet is eligible to participate in sports at their zoned middle school. A student may also “play up” at one of the three magnet high schools (Loveless, Brew Tech or BTW).

However, if a student chooses to “play up”, they have established their eligibility at the school for which they are playing. If the student chooses not to enroll in the school for which they are playing or if the student is not selected to that particular school through the magnet application process, the student will be ineligible to play at their zoned traditional school or another MPS magnet high school for a period of one year from the date of enrollment.

Transportation

Transportation to the magnet schools will be available to eligible students only from their zoned schools and back to their zoned schools. Parents will be responsible for transporting their child to and from the zoned school. Students who live within 2.5 miles of the magnet school they attend are not eligible for transportation, except for Baldwin students. Baldwin parents must take their children to the zoned school in the morning. In the afternoon, students are transported from Baldwin to their zoned school where they connect with their neighborhood bus and are transported home. All transportation decisions, bus schedules and bus assignments are made by the Transportation Office. The Transportation Office will notify accepted applicants by mail of their bus routes and time schedules. For more information, call the Transportation Office at (334) 284-2085.

School Contacts

Baldwin Arts and Academics Magnet School

410 S. McDonough Street, 36104

Principal Jannette Wright

(334) 269-3870 Website: www.baldwin.mps-al.org

Johnnie R. Carr Middle Magnet School

1610 Ray Thorington Road, 36117
Principal: John Johnston

(334) 244-4005 Website: www.carr.mps-al.org

 

Floyd Middle Magnet School for Mathematics, Science and Technology

3444 LeBron Road, 36111

Principal Vince Johnson

(334) 284-7130 Website: www.fmms.mps-al.org

 

Montgomery Public Schools High School Magnet Programs

Application Information and Instructions

 High School Magnet Program Admission Requirements

Booker T. Washington Magnet Requirements: Booker T. Washington Magnet has four magnet areas: Creative and Performing Arts Center (CPAC), Academy for Communication Arts (ACA), Center for Advanced Technology (CAT), and the Center for Law. Acceptance into Booker T. Washington is based on a student’s talent or interest in at least one of the four magnet areas, the successful completion of a placement interview/ audition, and an unweighted grade point average of 2.75 or better in the core academic areas (math, science, history, and English), and satisfactory conduct and attendance. Students must maintain an academic average of 2.5 or better in the core subjects, a 3.0 or better in their magnet, and satisfactory conduct and attendance.

Brewbaker Technology Magnet Requirements: Brewbaker Technology Magnet High has six career academy magnet areas: Architecture/Engineering, Building Sciences, Commerce and Technology, Graphic Design, Information Technology, and Medical Academy. Acceptance into Brewbaker Technology is based on a student’s talent or interest in at least one of the six magnet areas, an unweighted grade point average of 2.75 or better in the core academic areas (math, science, history and English), and satisfactory conduct and attendance. Students must maintain an academic average of 2.5 or better in the core subjects, a 3.0 or better in each academy area, and satisfactory conduct and attendance.

Loveless Academic Magnet Program Requirements: Loveless Academic Magnet Program Requirements: Loveless Academic Magnet Program High offers a stringent college preparatory curriculum that prepares students who are interested in pursuing careers in professional areas for admission to the most prestigious colleges and universities in the nation. Acceptance into Loveless is based upon an interview, academic record and standardized test scores indicating a demonstrated ability to complete higher-level academic coursework, an unweighted grade point average of 3.0 or better for the three semesters preceding application (English, math, science, social studies and foreign language if applicable), and satisfactory conduct and attendance. Students are admitted during the winter and spring application periods conditional upon maintaining a minimum 3.0 GPA (English, math, science, social studies and foreign language if applicable) through the year in which they are admitted. Once enrolled, students must maintain a weighted academic average of 2.5 or better in core academic courses (English, math, science, social studies and foreign language), with no yearly average of “F” in any course, and satisfactory conduct and attendance.

Applications for High School Magnet Programs

Applications for high school students are available at the magnet schools and online at www.mps.k12.al.us. The completed application must be returned to the appropriate school by the indicated date.

Montgomery County students not currently enrolled in a magnet program must complete an application. Students who want to transfer from one magnet to another must complete a new application. Students who leave the magnet program during the school year will be reassigned to their zoned school. A student who is accepted from a school not accredited by a state department of education or a regional accrediting agency will be accepted provisionally. If a provisional student is accepted and is unable to progress at the academic level required, the student will be reassigned to his/her zoned school.

Transcript Information/Grade Eligibility

An official transcript is required to determine eligibility for acceptance to the magnet programs. The Transcript Request Form must be completed and given to the principal or counselor at the school the student currently attends. If a student’s transcript is from a school other than a Montgomery Public School, the sending school should provide an official explanation of grade equivalences.

For applicants to Booker T. Washington Magnet, Brewbaker Technology Magnet, and Loveless Academic Magnet Program, an official transcript for the previous school year (2013-2014)  and the first semester of the current school year (2014-2015) must be mailed directly to the magnet school by the school the student currently attends. The transcript must be on file at the magnet school by the date indicated. A transcript is not considered official unless it is provided directly to the magnet school from the sending school.

A student accepted into a magnet school that requires a minimum grade point average and other criteria must maintain the specified grade point average, conduct record, and attendance requirements during the second semester of the current school year (2014-2015) to remain eligible. Failure to do so will result in loss of eligibility.

Program Acceptance

Letters will be mailed to winter applicants notifying them of their status. Parents should return acceptance letters to schools by the inidcated date. Students who do not receive acceptance letters must reapply next year.

Procedures for Homeschoolers

Homeschool applicants will be evaluated individually based on the official documents that are submitted with the magnet school application. Homeschool applicants must meet the Alabama State Department of Education’s guidelines for homeschooling.

Athletics Policy

A student, who is applying to either of the three magnet high schools and is currently enrolled in a traditional MPS middle school or high school or a non-MPS school that is a member of the AHSAA, is ineligible to participate in sports at the three magnet high schools for a period of one year from the date of enrollment. A student who is currently enrolled in Baldwin Arts and Academic Magnet, Carr Middle Magnet or Floyd Middle Magnet is eligible to participate in sports at any of the three magnet high schools. However, any student who “played up” at one of the three magnet high schools while enrolled at either Baldwin Arts and Academic Magnet, Carr Middle Magnet or Floyd Middle Magnet is only eligible to participate in sports at the school where the student established his/her high school eligibility (school that the student “played up” at). A student, who “played up” at a MPS magnet high school while enrolled at Baldwin Arts and Academic Magnet , Carr Middle Magnet or Floyd Middle Magnet and is attempting to enroll at a different school from where his/her high school eligibility is established, is ineligible for a period of one year from the date of enrollment.

Transportation

Transportation to the magnet schools will be available to eligible students only from their zoned schools and back to their zoned schools. Parents will be responsible for transporting their child to and from the zoned school. Students who live within 2.5 miles of the magnet school they attend are not eligible for transportation, except for Loveless students. Loveless parents must take their children to the zoned school in the morning. In the afternoon, students are transported from Loveless to their zoned school where they connect with their neighborhood bus and are transported home. All transportation decisions, bus schedules and bus assignments are made by the Transportation Office. The Transportation Office will notify accepted applicants by mail of their bus routes and time schedules. For more information, call the Transportation Office at (334) 284-2085.

 

School Contacts

Booker T. Washington Magnet High

632 S. Union Street, 36104

Principal Quesha Starks

(334) 269-3617

www.btw.mps-al.org

Loveless Academic Magnet Program High

921 W. Jeff Davis Avenue

Principal Marygeorge Jester

(334) 269-3839

www.loveless.mps-al.org

Brewbaker Technology Magnet High

4405 Brewbaker Drive, 36116

Principal April Lee

(334) 284-7100

www.brewtech.mps-al.org

 

 

PLEASE NOTE: WHILE STUDENTS MAY APPLY FOR A MAGNET PROGRAM WHO LIVE OUTSIDE THE MPS ATTENDANCE ZONE,

 THE STUDENT MUST LIVE WITHIN THE ZONE BEFORE THE FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL TO ATTEND. PROOF OF RESIDENCE IS REQUIRED.