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2023-2024 School Year: For students in Grade 5 and Grade 8 in the fall of 2022, on-time applications closed at noon on Monday, November 21, 2022. BMAH (STEM BioMedical) and Apex Arts are currently accepting late applications. No late application enters lottery. IB may open for late applications on or about December 12, 2022. STEM MS and STEM HS do not accept late applications.
To apply, current AACPS students should use their lunch ID as their application username and password, which are also used to access the computers at school and Brightspace classes. Non-AACPS students will create a username and password when beginning the online application. The Magnet Office cannot reset passwords. Contact the Help Desk at 410-222-5135 for password resets. The same application system is used for Magnet Programs, JROTC, Charter/Contract Schools, and Virtual Academy.
Applications are accepted only from students residing in Anne Arundel County for entry into a Magnet Program. Please see program specific webpages for details. For students currently in Grade 4 and Grade 7, applications for 2024-2025 school year are projected to open at noon on Monday, October 9, 2023 and will close at noon on Monday, November 13, 2023.
Which Magnet School Would I Attend?
The Magnet school you would attend is based on several factors. Click HERE for the complete list.
Who Can Apply to a Magnet?
Magnet Programs are available ONLY to students who have at least 1 legal guardian residing in Anne Arundel County. Verification of residency is required.
IB Middle School: Current Grade 5 and 6 students can apply
Apex Arts Middle School: Current Grade 5 and 6 students can apply
STEM Middle School: Current Grade 5 students can apply
IB High School: Current Grade 8 and 10 students can apply
Apex Arts High School: Current Grade 8 and 9 students can apply
STEM/BMAH High School: Current Grade 8 students can apply