• IB Colegio del Mundo World School Ecole du Monde logo in blue circle   Performing and Visual Arts logo with colorful paint splatter in background Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics logo with atom diagram, test tubes and the pi sign BioMedical Allied Health Magnet High School logo with the Medical symbol on top of the Glen Burnie High School shield  Center of Applied Technology North logo with geometric three dimensional shape in the center.  Center of Applied Technology South Turning Passions into professions.  World with a glowing star orbiting around it.


     Current 4th and 7th graders and families are invited to review and schedule for the FALL 2020 INFORMATION SESSIONS, now virtual. Plan to attend one of the school-based virtual events to learn more about Magnet programs and the CAT Centers. pending updates in social distancing.  INFORMATION COMING SOON!  Please also review the videos at the bottom of this page. 

    Applications for SY 2021-2022 will open October 12, 2020 and close at noon on November 24, 2020.

     CAT Centers accept on-time applications through March 15, 2020.  Late applications will be processed after all on-time applications have been evalauted and in the order which they were received. Please go to www.catnorth.org or www.catsouth.org for additional details.


     IB is accepting late applications from Grades 5, 6, 8, and 10.  STEM BioMedical only is accepting late applications from Grade 8, rising grade 9 only. Late applicationes will be evaulated after all on-time applications are considered. 

    Please click on the link for the Magnet Timeline on the left-hand column for additional information.

    Applications for SY 2021-2022 will open October 12, 2020 and close at noon on November 24, 2020.


    Applications are accepted from students residing in Anne Arundel County for entry into a Magnet Program.  Please see program specific webpages for details.

    AACPS Students: To apply, you need your lunch number (Student ID Number) and your password used to access computers at school. Sign up now for AACPS password reset. (Once you have signed up, you can reset it yourself if/when the last password you used no longer functions.  Access SIGN UP and password RESET links here.)  Computer techs in each school can also assist with password resets. The Magnet office cannot reset passwords.  Non-AACPS students create a user name/password upon initial application.

    In case of inclement weather or weather-related closure, please go to the Anne Arundel County home page for delays and closings (www.aacps.org). Closures for Extended Day for PVA students will be communicated with a transportation notification when determined.

  • 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
    PVA 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
    PVA High School:  Current Grade 8 and 9 students can apply
    STEM/BMAH High School:  Current Grade 8 students can apply


  • Kevin J. Hamlin, PhD
    Director, Advanced Studies and Programs

    Joseph Wieczorek [vye CHO rek], PhD
    Teacher Specialist, Magnet Programs (BMAH, IB, PVA, STEM)

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