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1 Magnet Options for Rising 9 th Graders High School Magnet Programs

2 Disclaimer CMS intends to provide all programs described in this guide. However, due to serious budget constraints for the school year, bell schedules and transportation service are subject to change. In this event, parents will be informed of the impending changes. For updated information or questions, visit the website at or telephone www.cms.k12.nc.us/magnets

3 High School Magnet Options Five magnet themes: International Baccalaureate Military & Global Leadership Academy at Marie G. Davis Phillip O. Berry Academy of Technology / STEM Visual & Performing Arts World Languages

4 International Baccalaureate Rigorous academic program, designed to prepare student for college. Students are required to do community service every year and sit for international exams in grades 11 & 12. Entrance Requirements for grade 9 Student must achieve at Level III or IV on math and reading EOG Student must be promoted to the next grade

5 Recommendations In order to prevent scheduling issues in the 9 th grade year it is recommended that students: Take Algebra I in 8 th grade and achieve Level III or IV on EOG Take Level I of a world language in the 8 th grade Schools East Mecklenburg (Green Zone, Ardrey Kell and South Meck. HS boundaries) Harding University (Harding and Olympic HS boundaries, County- wide – shuttle stops ) Myers Park (MPHS attendance boundary) North Mecklenburg (Violet Zone) West Charlotte (Grey Zone) International Baccalaureate

6 Military & Global Leadership Academy at Marie G. Davis This is a rigorous, traditional, academic learning environment for students. There is a strong focus on character education, international studies and technology. Students are required to participate in JROTC at the high school level. This magnet program is an accelerated preparatory program for students who desire an academic challenge in a structured, military-focused environment, it is NOT a boot camp! Entrance Requirements for grade 9 A letter of interest and a placement interview are required of the student prior to participating in the lottery process. Contact the school for details Student must be promoted and cannot have been retained at any time during middle school Note: Athletic participation is available at the home school. County-wide magnet program – shuttle stops

7 Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) A student with an aptitude in these subject areas is a natural fit for the program. The program uses problem-based experiences in the math and science fields. This allows students to apply their knowledge and skills to solving real-world problems, including protection of the environment. Entrance Requirements for grade 9 Students must score level III or IV on Math and Science EOG tests. School Phillip O. Berry Academy of Technology (County-wide)

8 Phillip O. Berry Academy of Technology Offers a rigorous academic and technical curriculum in three STEM Academies: STEM Academy of Engineering STEM Academy of Information Technology Biomedical STEM Academy More than 40 career and technical education courses are offered within the three STEM Academies.

9 Academy of Engineering: Electrical Engineering, Construction Engineering, Automotive Engineering and Civil Engineering Academy of Information Technology: Computer Programming, Web Development and Networking & Computer Engineering Biomedical Academy: Medical & Diagnostics, Medical Information Technology, Biotechnology Entrance Requirements for grade 9 Students must score level III or IV on Math and Science EOG tests. County-wide magnet program – shuttle stops Phillip O. Berry Academy of Technology

10 Visual & Performing Arts This program allows students to pursue their area of art interest combined with a rigorous academic program. Collaborations with Blumenthal Performing Arts Center, Charlotte Symphony, NC Dance Theatre, the Mint Museums and other local arts organizations. Entrance Requirement for grade 9 Student must complete an audition application and successfully participate in a scheduled audition at Northwest. Please see the schools website for details Note: Athletic participation is available at the home school. County-wide magnet program – shuttle stops

11 World Languages At the high school level, language students follow an accelerated course of study that stresses grammar, writing, composition, literature, culture and international trade. Students will have the opportunity to take up to 8 elective courses in their target language during grades Magnet program students are required to take seven (7) elective courses in their target language during grades The program serves as a continuation for world language immersion students and may be open to any student with a strong interest in foreign language study. Entrance Requirement for grade 9 Students must score level III or IV on Reading EOG test. Recommendation: entering ninth graders have completed level I of a world language; if not, the student must be willing to take levels I and II during the ninth grade year. Schools West Mecklenburg (Grey & Violet) South Mecklenburg (Blue & Green)

12 How to Apply Visit the Magnet Schools The best way to determine if a school and program are a good fit for your child is to take a look for yourself. A complete list of Open House dates can be found at: Pages/OpenHouseDates.aspx Pages/OpenHouseDates.aspx Submit your CMS Magnet Lottery Application All current CMS students will be sent a student identification and pin number the first week in January. This will allow students to have access to their online Magnet Lottery application. The online magnet lottery application will be available January 6- February 13, 2012 at 10:00pm. Magnet Lottery Applications must be submitted by the lottery application deadline in order to be processed. For those families that do not have internet access, our Zone offices and Student Placement Office will have computer kiosks available. Families can also access computers at their local public library.

13 Key Dates Student identification and pin numbers begin arriving in homes: First week of January, 2012 Application period for the First Magnet Lottery: January 6, 2012 – February 13, 2013 at 10:00pm Magnet Fair at Phillip O. Berry Academy of Technology: January 7, 2012 Notification letters for First Magnet Lottery participants arrive in homes: Late February/ early March, 2012


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