All weather-related delays or cancellations of AACPS activities, including Magnet auditions/interviews, will be posted on the AACPS website (

Important Information Regarding the Magnet Timeline:

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Due to recent weather-related cancellations of interviews and auditions, there has been a change to the Magnet timeline.  Please note that if additional cancellations occur, this timeline may be changed accordingly:

  • All applicants will be contacted before the end of February to inform them if they are Eligible or Ineligible for their selected Magnet Program.
  • Applicants who are Ineligible have the right to appeal their status within 10 days to  Please wait for the email for ineligibility before sending an appeal and follow the guidelines in that email.
  • Lottery results will be revealed and seat/wait-list offers will be sent via email before the end of March, pending any additional weather delays.

Students will be informed (via the e-mail address established at the time of application) of their eligibility and seat/wait-list offers according to this timeline. If you do not hear from us by the end of February regarding your eligibility, kindly contact the Magnet Office at  If you have multiple applications, you will learn the status of each application separately and possibly at different times.

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Interviews originally scheduled for BMAH, IB, or STEM will be on Saturday, February 4, 2017 at Brooklyn Park Middle School.   Only students who are going to HS and who have been told that they are Pathway II students need to complete an interview.

PVA Auditions for Middle School and High School Creative Writing, Dance, Strings, Vocal, Guitar, Strings, Visual Arts, Film, Theater, and Theatre Design & Production will be held January 28, 2017 at Brooklyn Park Middle School.

PVA Auditions for Middle School and High School BAND only (Brass, Woodwinds, and Percussion) will be February 4, 2017 at Brooklyn Park Middle School.

Auditions and interviews will be scheduled for the same time previously scheduled on the dates indicated above. ​All auditions and interviews will be conducted at Brooklyn Park Middle School.

More information will follow regarding the revised timeline for notification of eligibility and lottery results.

Apply NOW!!!

The 2016-2017 Magnet Application opened on September 30 and will close at NOON on November 30.  Applications can only be considered from residents of Anne Arundel County.  Applications are accepted for rising 5th and 8th grade students interested in attending a Magnet Program in 2017-2018 or from current 10th grade applicants interested in attending IB DP.

Applications for the CAT Centers opened on October 1, 2016 and will close March 15, 2017.  For more information on CAT-North or CAT-South, please visit their webpages.

Magnet Programs are one of many initiatives in AACPS to offer additional choice and rigor in education. For more information about specific programs, please visit the program specific webpages.