Magnet Schools & Programs

  • Our magnet schools and programs foster higher achievement, encourage creativity, open the door to other cultures, and provide an array of educational choices that focus on the specific needs, interests, and abilities of our students. Students accepted into magnet programs leave their regular schools in order to study in the specialty area of their choice.  

    For more information, please visit the specific webpage or call the program director or principal.

  • Admission process:

    Online application | The window typically is Aug. 15 to Oct. 7 for the following school year. It's not a first-come, first-served system. Applications may be submitted anytime during the window, and all receive equal consideration.

    Notification: All applicants are either accepted, wait-listed, or declined. If your family did not receive word, please email the special programs staff

    FCPS reserves the right to make changes to application and entrance requirements for all programs offered throughout the district. 

    Resources: FCPS policies and procedures


    Web tip: The URL shortcut to this page is fcps.net/magnet