The number of seats available for each magnet program will be identified before the application process begins.
Seats will be awarded to District students based on the following formula:
- 30 percent of the seats awarded districtwide by rank-ordering of applicants based on overall criteria score, without consideration of feeder pattern or sibling status
- 70 percent of the seats awarded within the comprehensive high school feeder patterns (adjusted proportionally for student population) by rank-ordering of applicants based on overall criteria score, subject to sibling rule or preference
Sibling rule - Applies to Montessori programs only. Siblings shall be automatically placed on a space availability prior to rank ordering by feeder pattern
Sibling preference - Applies to Vanguard programs for grades 4-5, and grades 6-8 for academies. Siblings criteria scores shall be increased by 5 points prior to rank ordering by feeder pattern
Sibling rule and sibling preference shall only be applied to an applicant who meets the criteria with a sibling who attends the same Vanguard, Montessori or Academy program. Siblings are defined as brother, sister, half-brother, half-sister, step-brother, or step-sister, living in the same household.
Qualified applicants who are not selected due to limited space will be placed on a rank-ordered waiting list. Applications will remain active until the beginning of the second six weeks of the fall semester and student vacancies will be filled until that time.