Important HS/Choice Magnet Information
We understand that choosing a school for your child is an important decision and we appreciate your investment of time and energy in this process. As of 5/11/2020, the High School Magnet/Choice lottery has been delayed, however, we will run the lottery as soon as possible. Please continue to reference the Student Assignment website to stay updated. Thank you for your patience and understanding during these unprecedented times.
Magnet Application Process
Magnet Application will open 5:30 pm February 5, 2020
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.
New GCS families or families without an account can learn how to create
an account by viewing the brief video here
For More information on Magnet/Choice schools please click here.
In cases where there are duplicate programs, 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, as long
as 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 (Elementary & Middle April 8) ( High School Options May 6)
Once an offer is accepted, the student's application is considered closed, and the
student's applications will be removed from other wait pools.
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.
If the child is accepted and enrolled at the magnet school, the parent(s) or court-appointed guardian/custodian is agreeing to accept an 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.
Students wishing to return to their attendance zone school will need to put in a Request for Reassignment through
the online application in order to return back to zoned school.
For more information on Magnet Schools please click here.