Saturday, April 18, 2015
Magnet Application Program Information

 

        

THE 2015-2016 MAGNET APPLICATION PERIOD IS NOW CLOSED.

Contact the school for tour dates and times

              Magnet Applications Available                                         February 9, 2015

     Application and Transcript Request Form Deadline                  March 20, 2015

   Notification of Acceptance Status                                                 After April 17, 2015

 

           You will be notified of audition dates and times if applicable.

 

All applicants must complete a Transcript Request Form. An official transcript is required to determine eligibility for acceptance to the magnet programs. For MPS applicants, the Transcript Request Form must be completed and turned in to the Central Office with the magnet application. Non-MPS applicants should give the Transcript Request Form to the guidance counselor at the school they currently attend. The sending school should provide an official explanation of grade equivalences and mail the transcript to:

MPS Instructional Support Office– Magnet Programs

Attention: Gibral White

P.O. Box 1991, Montgomery, AL 36102

 

FAILURE TO COMPLETE ALL OF THE INFORMATION ON THE APPLICATION MAY RESULT IN THE STUDENT NOT BEING CONSIDERED. Applications and Transcript Request Forms can be delivered to the MPS Central Office, 307 S. Decatur Street, Instructional Support Office, Room 304, or mailed to P.O. Box 1991, Montgomery, AL 36102. All applications and transcripts must be postmarked or received in the Central Office by March 20, 2015 by 4:30 p.m. No faxed or emailed applications will be accepted

 

 

Elementary Magnet Program Admission Requirements

Bear Exploration Center Admission Requirements: Bear Exploration Center for Mathematics, Science and Technology provides a hands-on, integrated curriculum to help students develop skills needed for a complex, scientific and technological world. K-1st Grade Eligibility Criteria: Applicants for kindergarten must have had their fifth birthday and applicants for first grade must have had their sixth birthday prior to September 2, 2015. All K-1 applicants may have to complete an assessment. Selection Process: Eligible applicants will be randomly selected. Second-Fifth Grade Eligibility Criteria: Applicants must have a 2.75 GPA or better in the core academic subjects (math, science, reading, English language arts, and social studies for the past three semesters). Selection Process: Eligible students will be randomly selected.

Contact Information: Bear Exploration Center, 2525 Churchill Drive, Montgomery, AL 36111/(334) 284-8014      

 

Carver Elementary Arts Admission Requirements: Carver Elementary Arts Magnet school provides integrated arts instruction in classical guitar, instrumental music, strings, piano, choral music, dance, drama, and visual art. K-1st Eligibility Criteria: Applicants applying for kindergarten must have had their fifth birthday and applicants applying for first grade must have had their sixth birthday prior to September 2, 2015. All K-1 applicants may have to complete an assessment. Selection Process: Eligible applicants will be randomly selected. Second-Fifth Grade Eligibility Criteria: Applicants must have a 2.75 GPA or better in the core subjects (math, science, reading, English language arts, and social studies) for the past three semesters. Applicants must complete one audition. Selection Process: Eligible applicants will be randomly selected.

Contact Information: Carver Elementary Arts, 3100 Mobile Drive, Montgomery, AL 36108/(334) 269-3625  

                       

Forest Avenue Academic Requirements: Forest Avenue Academic Magnet offers accelerated academics and students are expected to perform at a grade level above the grade in which the student is enrolled. K-1st Grade Eligibility Criteria: Applicants for kindergarten must have had their fifth birthday and applicants for first grade must have had their sixth birthday prior to September 2, 2015. K-1 applicants may complete an assessment. Selection Process: Eligible students will be randomly selected. Second-Fifth Grade Eligibility Criteria: Applicants must have a 3.5 GPA or better in the core academic subjects (math, science, reading, English language arts, and social studies) for the past three semesters. Selection Process: Eligible applicants will be randomly selected.

Contact Information: Forest Avenue Academic Magnet, 1700 W. Fifth Street, Montgomery, AL 36106/(334) 269-3673

 

MacMillan International Academy Requirements: MacMillan International Academy’s program offers international studies, humanities, communications and technology. K-1st Grade Eligibility Criteria: Applicants for kindergarten must have had their fifth birthday and applicants for first grade must have had their sixth birthday prior to September 2, 2015. All K-1 applicants may have to complete an assessment. Selection Process: Eligible applicants will be randomly selected. Second-Fifth Grade Eligibility Criteria: Applicants must have a 3.5 GPA or better in the core academic subjects. (reading, English language arts, math and social studies) for the past three semesters. Selection Criteria: Eligible applicants will be randomly selected.

Contact Information: MacMillan International, 4015 McInnis Road, Montgomery, 36116/ (334) 284-7137

 

Program Acceptance

Letters will be mailed to applicants notifying them of their acceptance status after April 17,2015.  Parents should return acceptance letters to schools by the date indicated on the letter. 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.

 

 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.

 

 

Middle 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. Eligibility Criteria: Applicants must have a 3.5 GPA or better in the core academic core subject (math, science, English, and social studies) for the past three semesters. Selection Process: Eligible students will be randomly selected.

Baldwin Arts Magnet offers middle school students an academic program infused with the arts. Eligibility Criteria: Applicants must have 2.75 GPA or better in the core academic subjects (math, science, English, and social studies) for the past three semesters. Applicants must complete an audition in two arts areas. Selection Process: Eligible applicants will be randomly selected.

Contact Information: Baldwin Arts and Academics Magnet, 410 S. McDonough Street, 36104/ (334) 269-3870 

TOUR INFORMATION: Baldwin Application Information Night - Monday, March 9, 2015, at 6:00 P.M., in the Baldwin Auditorium (Park in the parking deck on Scott St., directly behind the school.) Day-Time Tours - For those who are unable to attend this night, we are offering two daytime tours. Space is very limited and no small children will be able to attend. All participants must register with the school Guidance Office at 269-3083 to attend. Each individual in your group who will attend must be on the list to participate. Tour 1: March 12 at 8:30 A.M. / Tour 2: March 16 at 12:30 P.M.

 

 

Carr Academic Magnet Program Requirements: Carr Academic Magnet Program is designed to foster a respectful, safe, caring and nurturing environment where students are provided a framework of academic challenge that allows them to make connections between the classroom and the real world. Students are challenged in the areas of English, math and science one year above their current grade level. Eligibility Criteria: Applicants must have 3.5 GPA or better in the core academic subjects (math, science, English, and social studies) for the past three semesters. Selection Process: Eligible applicants will be randomly selected.

Contact Information: Johnnie R. Carr Middle Magnet, 1610 Ray Thorington Road, 36117/ (334) 244-4005)


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. Eligibility Criteria: Applicants must have a 2.75 GPA or better in the core academic subjects (math, science, English, and social studies) for the past three semesters. Selection Process: Eligible applicants will be randomly selected.

Contact Information: Floyd Middle Magnet, 3444 LeBron Road, 36111/ (334) 284-7130

 

Program Acceptance

Letters will be mailed to applicants notifying them of their acceptance status after April 17,2015.  Parents should return acceptance letters to schools by the date indicated on the letter. 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.

 

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. Eligibility Criteria: Applicants must have an unweighted 2.75 GPA or better in the core academic subjects (math, science, English, and social studies) for the past three semesters. Students applying for the performing arts magnets must also complete an audition. Selection Process: Eligible applicants will be randomly selected.

Contact Information: Booker T. Washington Magnet High, 632 S. Union Street, 36104/ (334) 269-3617

 

Brewbaker Technology Magnet Requirements: Brewbaker Technology Magnet High School (BTMHS) is designed to help students reach their full potential through a technology-infused, rigorous, relevant career orientated curriculum that will prepare them to successfully perform in a post-secondary environment. Brew Tech has seven career academy magnet areas: Architectural/Mechanical Design, Building Sciences, Business and Commerce Technology, Advertising Design Technology, Information Technology, and Medical Academy. Eligibility Criteria: Applicants must have a 2.75 or better unweighted GPA in the core academic subjects (math, science, English, and social studies) for the past three semesters. Selection Process: Eligible applicants will be randomly selected.

Contact Information:  Brewbaker Technology Magnet High, 4405 Brewbaker Drive, 36116/ (334) 284-7100

 

Loveless Academic Magnet Program Requirements: Loveless Academic Magnet Program (LAMP) High School provides highly motivated students with the opportunity to develop knowledge, creativity, and academic skills through participation in advanced studies in English, mathematics, science, social studies, foreign languages, computer science, and a wide array of interest electives. LAMP 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. Eligibility Criteria: Applicants must have completed Algebra I for ninth grade, and must have an unweighted 3.0 GPA or better in the core academic subjects (math, science, English, and social studies) for the past three semesters. Selection Process: Eligible applicants will be randomly selected.

Contact Information: Loveless Academic Magnet Program, 215 Hall Street, 36104/(334) 269-3839

 

Program Acceptance

Letters will be mailed to winter applicants notifying them of their status after April 17, 2015. Parents should return acceptance letters to schools by the indicated deadline. 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.