Frequently Asked Questions

  • Are magnet schools the same as charter schools?

  • How can I attend a magnet school?

  • Are there any entrance requirements for acceptance to a magnet school?

  • How do I register my kindergartner in WCPSS?

  • To how many magnet and year-round schools may I apply?

  • Are siblings processed together?

  • From elementary to middle and from middle to high school, do magnet students get any priority in the selection process?

  • What do I need to do if my child is selected for a magnet school or year-round school?

  • Is there a waitlist?

  • Can I decline my magnet or year-round acceptance?

  • How can I return to base after applying to a magnet or year-round school?

  • If I get into a magnet elementary school, where will my child attend middle school?

  • What is a pathway?

  • Is bus transportation available to a magnet or year-round students?

  • Do I have to apply every year to keep my magnet seat?