During the application period, February 5- March 4, 2020, applications will be available through an online portal: https://gcsnc.schoolmint.net/welcomeback. Applications received after the deadline will not be included in the initial selection process, but will be considered on a space-available basis. Applications from students whose domicile is outside Guilford County will not be considered.
In cases where there are duplicate programs (Montessori at Erwin, Washington and Triangle Lake, Global Studies Extended-Year at Brooks and Johnson Street, Spanish Immersion at Jones and Kirkman Park, IB at Falkener or Northwood, Expressive Arts at Morehead or Parkview, or Middle School Arts at Lincoln or Penn Griffin, Science and Technology at Swann and Welborn or IB at Hairston or Ferndale), the residence of the parents/guardians will determine the school to which the student is eligible to apply. To verify the school to which your child should apply, call the Student Assignment Office at (336) 370-8303.
Click here to view the duplicate elementary school magnet feeder patterns.
Click here to view the duplicate middle school magnet feeder patterns.
No advantage is given to applications based on when they are received within the official application period. Applications received after the deadline may be considered on a space available basis.
Siblings will be given priority if the application is received during the application period, there is a sibling currently enrolled in the magnet program of your choice that will be returning for 2020-2021, AND there is space available to accept magnet students for that particular grade level. The applications of multiple birth siblings to the same first choice school (i.e. twins, triplets, etc.) will be considered as one application. For example, if one twin is accepted, both will be accepted.
Parents/legal guardians may submit only one (1) application for each student. The parent/legal guardian may designate a first, second or third choice. Parents/legal guardians may receive offers through email or text messages. Offers must be accepted by the designated date. If no choice can be offered, the child will be placed in a waiting pool. If and when an opening occurs, one name will be chosen at random from the waiting pool.
NOTE: If a child is accepted into a magnet program, and the student is registered at the magnet school, the parent is making a commitment to keep their child in that program for one full school year.
Click here to view the Identifying Magnet Schools Quick Guide.
Click here to view the Office of Magnet and Choice Schools Brochure