Posted: Friday, September 26, 2014

Find out why students at Greenville County’s 11 magnet academies learn what they love and love what they learn. From October 2 through 28, each magnet academy will hold an Open House event for prospective families. Interested students and their parents will have the opportunity to learn more about the school’s magnet focus and find out how to apply to one or more magnet schools.

The first application enrollment period for the 2015-2016 school year will run from Monday, November 3 through noon on Wednesday, December 3. Students who apply and qualify during the first application period have a greater chance of being offered a slot than those students who apply and qualify in later rounds. Qualifying siblings are given priority; the highest scores are then accepted until all slots are filled. A lottery system is used when there are more qualifying applicants than available slots.

Applications are scored based on four criteria: attendance, discipline, grade average (student interview in Grades K-5, 1, 2), and a student statement indicating why the student would like to attend the magnet academy.

Completed applications may be mailed, hand delivered or emailed to the appropriate magnet academy. Applications, information on Greenville County Schools’ magnet academies, and a listing of Open House events are available at or by calling INFOLine at 355-3100.

2014 Open House Dates for GCS Magnet Academies

Thursday, October 2 – 5:30 – 7:00 PM
East North Street Elementary Academy of Mathematics and Science (355-2900)

Tuesday, October 7 – 5:30 – 7:00 PM
Carolina High School & Academy of Engineering Technology and Health Professions (355-2300)

Tuesday, October 7 – 6:00 – 7:30 PM
Greenville Middle Academy of Global and Traditional Studies (355-5600)

Thursday, October 9 – 5:30 – 7:00 PM
Stone Elementary Academy of Communication Arts (355-8400)

Sunday, October 12 – 1:30 – 3:00 PM
Southside High Acad. International Baccalaureate Middle Years & Diploma Programs (355-8700)

Tuesday, October 14 – 6:00 – 7:30 PM
J.L. Mann High Academy of Mathematics, Science and Technology

Tuesday, October 21 – 6:00 – 7:30 PM
Greenville Senior High Academy of Law, Finance, and Business (355-5500)

Thursday, October 23 – 5:30 – 7:00 PM
Hughes Middle Academy of Science and Technology (355-6200)

Monday, October 27 – 5:30 – 7:00 PM
Beck Middle Academy International Baccalaureate Middle Years Program (355-1400)

Tuesday, October 28 – 5:15 – 7:00 PM
Blythe Elementary Academy of Languages (355-4400)

Tuesday, October 28 – 5:30 – 7:00 PM
League Middle Academy of Communication Arts (355-8100)

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