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2019-2020 Application Process

The Middle College At Bennett Application Process

We would like to thank you for your interest in The Middle College at Bennett. Please save the date: March 13, 2019. This is our GCS Magnet Fair. It will be held at the Greensboro Coliseum Special Events Center from 5:30pm-8:30pm. Please visit our table to talk with our team and our students and learn more about our school. 


Any student whose parent(s) or court-appointed guardian/custodian resides in Guilford County is eligible to apply for admission into our school. Applications from students whose domicile is outside Guilford County will not be considered.


Applying for Admission


High School Options applications will be online for 2019-2020. Information will be shared soon to assist families in creating a SchoolMint Account and applying for High School Options.  The application window will be open March 13 - April 5, 2019.


Please click here to apply online:  GCS Online Application

In cases where there are duplicate programs (High School Arts at Weaver Academy or Penn-Griffin High School and the IB programme at Grimsley, High Point Central, Page and Smith), 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.


 Notification of Acceptance to a Magnet Program


Acceptance into our program is based on a random selection process. The parent(s) or court-appointed guardian/custodian will be notified of admission status within six 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:

  • Receipt of application before deadline
  • Transportation patterns for duplicate programs
  • Sibling who will continue enrollment at first choice magnet program
  • School Capacity
  • Classroom capacity
  • Present magnet status of applicant
  • Theme continuation from elementary to middle school
  • Parents who are full-time employees at the magnet school requested


 Magnet School Application Facts

  • There is no appeal for non-admission to a magnet program.
  • Students will receive no more than one offer to a magnet program.
  • Vacancies that occur between initial notifications and winter break will be filled from the original applicant pool.
  • If the child is accepted and enrolled at the magnet school, the parent(s) or court-appointed guardian/custodian is agreeing to accept assignment to the magnet school requested. They are also making a commitment to keep the student in the program for one full school year.
  • Applicants with a sibling already in the same program will be given priority in the random selection process.
  • In cases where there are duplicate magnet programs, the residence of the parent(s) or court-appointed guardian will determine the school to which the student is eligible to apply.


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.