Group 3 Magnet Schools
- Hodge, Smith, Wendell, Zebulon Elementary
- East Garner and Zebulon Middle
- Garner High
Rising Kindergarten students receive guaranteed priority to join an older sibling assigned as a magnet student at the same school in 2021-22.
After assigning students who receive sibling priority, 90% of the available seats will be filled using the following priorities, in order:
Current magnet students who follow their program pathway when changing school levels, i.e. elementary to middle. (A student who had magnet status in 5th grade at the elementary pathway school but has base status at pathway middle school will still qualify for Priority 2.)
Current magnet students who seek to change their program pathway when changing school levels.
Base students at magnet schools who follow their program pathway.
The remaining 10% of the available seats will be filled randomly from all remaining applications. This may be reduced to 5% for schools that do not fill 90% of the available seats with priority applicants.