Applying to the Magnet

Selection Criteria

Students are accepted on the basis of:

  • demonstrated interest in mathematics, science, computer science, and technology
  • teacher recommendations
  • their achievement in Grades 7 and 8
  • scores on a reasoning and critical thinking assessment administered by the program (A writing component is included in the application and at the time of testing.)
  • Applicants take a series of mathematical and verbal aptitude, achievement, and critical thinking tests in December.

    For more about the test, go to our About Testing page.

    Further questions? Call the Magnet Program at (301) 649-8240.