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BCPS magnet-school info session this Saturday

BCPS says: The application process for Baltimore County Public Schools magnet programs began on the first day of school, Tuesday, Sept. 5, with the release of magnet program brochures.

Over the next few months, students and their families seeking additional information about magnet programs are invited to participate in the countywide Magnet EXPO!, regional application meetings, and school-based open house events. Applications for magnet programs must be postmarked by Friday, Nov. 17, 2017, or submitted online by 1 p.m. on that day.

BCPS magnet programs are theme-oriented courses of study that provide students with in-depth experiences in specialized areas of interest. BCPS has more than 100 elementary, middle, and high school magnet programs in more than 25 schools across the county. While some magnet programs exist within comprehensive schools, there are also schools whose entire population is determined through the magnet application process. Magnet Programs are viable options for all students, including students with disabilities. Special education services and Section 504 services are available at all public schools, including schools with magnet programs. Transportation to a magnet program is provided if required in a student’s IEP or 504 Plan.

The school system has applied for a federal Magnet Schools Assistance Program grant which will allow BCPS to add new magnet programs in six locations. Grant awards will be announced by Oct. 1. If BCPS receives an award, the following magnet programs will be available for the 2018-2019 school year:

  • International Studies – at Woodmoor Elementary, Middle River Middle, Windsor Mill Middle, and New Town High schools
  • Biomedical Technology – at Overlea High School

For more information, please visit the Magnet Programs website or call 443-809-4127.
The following is a list of upcoming events related to the magnet application process:

Magnet Expo!
Saturday, Sept. 16, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Radisson North Baltimore Hotel
2004 Greenspring Drive, 21093
Representatives from all schools with magnet programs will be in attendance, and 2018–2019 applications will be available. The EXPO! will feature art exhibitions, student performances, information about future job markets, demonstrations and exhibits by career and technology education students, and the Parentmobile (a mobile parent resource center). The event is free and open to the public.

Release of applications
Applications for the 2018-2019 school year will be available online beginning at noon on Wednesday, Oct. 4.

Application meetings

  • Tuesday, Sept. 19, at 6:30 p.m.
    Milford Mill Academy
    3800 Washington Avenue, 21244
  • Thursday, Sept. 28, at 6:30 p.m.
    Kenwood High School
    501 Stemmers Run Road, 21221

Magnet Showcase Events
(Schools offering more than one session will present the same information at both sessions.)
Elementary Schools

  • Chatsworth School (STEAM: Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics) – Tuesday, Oct. 10, at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.
  • Cromwell Valley Regional Magnet School (STEAM: Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics) – Thursday, Oct. 26, at 10 a.m. and 7 p.m.
  • Wellwood International School (International Studies) – Tuesday, Oct. 3, at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.
  • Woodmoor Elementary School (International Studies, pending grant approval) – Wednesday, Oct. 18, at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.

Middle Schools

  • Deep Creek Middle School (21st Century Digital-Age Learning) – Wednesday, Oct. 18, from 6 – 7:30 p.m.
  • Deer Park Middle Magnet School (Earth/Space Science; Fine Arts; Mass Communications; World Languages) – Wednesday, Oct. 18, at 6 p.m.
  • Golden Ring Middle School (Health Sciences) – Wednesday, Oct. 11, at 6 p.m.
  • Lansdowne Middle School (Career and Professional Studies) – Wednesday, Oct. 4, at 6:30 p.m.
  • Loch Raven Technical Academy (Conservation Sciences; Law and Finance; Performing Arts Exploration; Visual Arts) – Wednesday, Sept. 27, at 6 p.m.
  • Middle River Middle School (International Studies, pending grant approval) – Wednesday, Nov. 1, at 6 p.m.
  • Northwest Academy of Health Sciences (Health Sciences) – Tuesday, Oct. 17, at 6 p.m.
  • Parkville Middle School and Center of Technology (Exploratory Program) – Wednesday, Oct. 4, at 6 p.m. and 7:15 p.m.
  • Southwest Academy Magnet School for Science and Engineering (Science and Engineering) – Wednesday, Oct. 11, at 6 p.m.
  • Stemmers Run Middle School (International Studies) – Wednesday, Oct. 25, from 5 – 7 p.m.
  • Sudbrook Magnet Middle School (Environmental and Earth/Space Science; Performing Arts; Visual Arts; World Languages) – Wednesday, Oct. 25, at 5 p.m.
  • Windsor Mill Middle School (International Studies, pending grant approval) – Thursday, Oct. 19, at 5:30 p.m.

High Schools

  • Chesapeake High School STEM Academy (Academy of Arts, Multimedia & Communications; Academy of Business & Information Technology; Academy of Leadership and Humanities; Academy of Science, Engineering & Mathematics) – Thursday, Oct. 26, from 6 – 8 p.m.
  • Eastern Technical High School (Academy of Health Professions; Building & Construction Technology; Culinary Arts and Restaurant Management; Engineering Careers; Information Technology/Networking; Interactive Media Production; Law Related Careers; Teacher Academy of Maryland) – Tuesday, Oct. 24, from 6 – 8 p.m.
  • George Washington Carver Center for Arts & Technology (Acting; Carpentry Careers; Cosmetology; Culinary Arts and Restaurant Management; Dance; Design & Production; Digital Instrumental Music; Information Technology/Computer Science; Interactive Media Production; Literary Arts; Visual Arts; Vocal Music) – Thursday, Oct. 19, from 5 – 7 p.m.
  • Kenwood High School (International Baccalaureate; Sports Science Academy) – Thursday, Nov. 2, at 5 p.m.
  • Lansdowne High School Academy (Academy of Arts & Communication; Academy of Finance; Academy of Health & Human Services; Academy of Science, Engineering, and Information Technology) – Tuesday, Oct. 17, from 4:30 – 6:30 p.m.
  • Milford Mill Academy (Acting; Automotive Service Technology; Building & Construction Technology; Cosmetology; Dance; Design & Production; Instrumental Music; Literary Arts; Visual Arts; Vocal Music) – Saturday, Oct. 7, from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
  • New Town High School (International Studies, pending grant approval) – Thursday, Sept. 28, at 6 p.m.
  • Overlea High School (Biomedical Technology, pending grant approval; Academy of Finance)—Thursday, Oct. 26, from 6 – 7:30 p.m.
  • Parkville High School Center for Math, Science, & Computer Science (Math, Science & Computer Science; Teacher Academy of Maryland) – Thursday, Oct. 12, at 6 p.m.
  • Patapsco High School & Center for the Arts (Acting; Dance; Design and Production; Instrumental Music; Literary Arts; Visual Arts; Vocal Music) – Wednesday, Oct. 25, at 6:30 p.m.
  • Randallstown High School (Academy of Health Professions; Multimedia Communications) – Wednesday, Oct. 4, at 6 p.m.
  • Sollers Point Technical High School (Academy of Health Professions; Automotive Service Technology; Biomedical Sciences/Project Lead the Way; Building & Construction Technology; Cosmetology; Culinary Arts or Baking and Pastry; Diesel Truck and Power Systems; Information Technology/Computer Science & Networking) – Wednesday, Oct. 18, at 5:30, 6, & 6:30 p.m.
  • Sparrows Point High School (Environmental Science) – Wednesday, Nov. 1, at 6 p.m.
  • Towson High School (Law & Public Policy) – Tuesday, Oct. 17, at 6 p.m.
  • Western School of Technology & Environmental Science (Academy of Health Professions; Automotive Service Technology; Cosmetology; Culinary Arts and Restaurant Management; Environmental Science; Environmental Technology; Graphic/Print Communications Technology; Information Technology/Computer Science & Networking; Mechanical Construction/Plumbing Careers; Sports Science Academy) – Thursday, Oct. 12, from 6 – 8 p.m.
  • Woodlawn High School (Early College Program; Mathematics, Science & Pre-Engineering) – Tuesday, Oct. 24, at 6 p.m.
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