Qualification Requirements

At the elementary and middle school level, there are no specific requirements to attend a Magnet School.  Parents of interested students must submit an application online or a paper application to their 1st choice Magnet/CTA school by the designated application deadline.  Mailed applications are sent to the 1st choice Magnet/CTA school.  Any subsequent changes to school selections must be submitted, in writing to the Magnet/CTA school.  If there are more applications than there are seats available, a computerized random lottery will be used to select students.

At the high school level, entrance criteria have been established for admission to most of the Magnet/CTA programs.  Students interested in applying to Magnet/CTAs should talk with their counselors or contact the specific school staff to determine if there are entrance criteria for the program(s) of interest.  In addition to meeting the entrance criteria for the program, students must submit an application online or a paper application to their 1st choice Magnet/CTA school by the designated application deadline.  Mailed applications are sent to the 1st choice Magnet/CTA school.  Any subsequent changes to school selections must be submitted, in writing to the Magnet/CTA school.  If there are more qualified applicants than there are seats available, a computerized random lottery will be used to select students.

Entrance into a Magnet/CTA is based on specific admission procedures and/or requirements.  The Magnet/CTA Department has approved the use of academic (i.e. grade point average) and non-academic (i.e. citizenship and attendance) data for establishing selection criteria and developing rating scales.  Applications received for students for whom previous enrollment does not provide data for designated selection criteria (e.g., citizenship from home-schooled applicants) shall not be penalized for the unavailable information.  Using the information available, the qualification score will be calculated and prorated.

Admission requirements for schools may include the following:

1st trimester/semester grade point average
Attendance
Citizenship
Prerequisite classes
Audition (Las Vegas Academy and Del Sol Academy for the Performing Arts)

Blind Review Process

Every high school Magnet/CTA will utilize the online Blind Review Database (BRDB, which automatically calculates all scores related to 1st trimester/semester report cards.  All qualified applicants are then placed in the random computerized lottery.

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