The metro area’s magnet and charter schools are beginning to host open houses for prospective students for 2013-14. Below is a round-up of the information I could find. If you know of other open houses taking place, please post them in comments.
You can find links to any of the schools listed here by visiting the appropriate county page under “Gifted Ed in Local Schools” on this site.
Lovejoy High School – International Baccalaureate. Open houses will take place Nov. 13 and 14 at 6:30 p.m. for eligible 8th-grade students.
Fine Arts Magnet High School. Auditions in January. You must submit paperwork to the school by Dec. 16.
Campbell High School – International Baccalaureate. Open house Nov. 15 at 7 p.m. Applications are due Dec. 7.
Kennesaw Mountain High School – Academy of Math, Science and Technology. Open house Oct. 23 at 6:30 p.m. Application deadline Dec. 7.
South Cobb High School – Academy of Research and Medical Sciences. Open house Nov. 8 at 7 p.m. Application deadline Dec. 7.
Wheeler High School – Center for Advanced Studies in Science, Math and Technology. Open house Nov. 1 at 7 p.m.
Pebblebrook High School – Cobb County Center for Excellence in the Performing Arts. Auditions will be held in spring semester; arrange at your convenience.
DeKalb School of the Arts. Audition / admissions information will be posted online in January.
Riverwood International Charter School. Prospective parent tours Nov. 9, Dec. 7 and Jan. 18, all at 9 a.m. Applications will be available in November and due Jan. 31.
North Springs Charter High School. Open houses Nov. 4, 2-5 p.m., Nov. 8 at 1:15, Dec. 7 at 9 a.m., Dec. 13 at 1:15, Jan. 11 at 9 a.m., Jan 17 at 1:15 p.m.
Westlake High School – Math and Science Magnet. Open house Nov. 28 at 6:30 p.m.
Tri-Cities High School – Visual and Performing Arts magnet. Auditions in February. Applications available now. Tours by appointment.
Gwinnett School of Mathematics, Science and Technology. Open houses Nov. 13, Dec. 13 and Jan. 15, all at 7 p.m. Open houses are organized by your home high-school cluster, and ideally you go to the one for your cluster, but you can attend any session. Registration packet will be available Nov. 1.
Norcross High School is now accepting applications for its International Baccalaureate magnet program.
The program is open to students living anywhere in Gwinnett County. Once a student living outside the NHS district has been accepted into the IB program at NHS, he or she will need to request a permissive transfer from Gwinnett County Schools.
The International Baccalaureate Programme is a well-known, rigorous academic curriculum. Students who earn an IB Diploma may be granted sophomore status when they start college.
Questions about the IB program at NHS can be directed to the school’s IB coordinator, Kathy Sanchez. You can call her at the school’s main number, (770) 448-3674.
Located in Lawrenceville, GSMST offers students three tracks of study: bioscience, engineering and emerging technology. The charter school is open to students who live anywhere in Gwinnett County. If there are more applicants than available spaces, seats will be allocated by a random lottery.
Eighth graders in Gwinnett County who wish every class were math or science have just two weeks left to apply to the Gwinnett School of Mathematics, Science and Technology.
The charter school has three main areas of study: bioscience, engineering and emerging technologies. Even arts and humanities classes are tied in with science and technology wherever possible.
Applications for the class of 2015 are due by Jan. 21, 2011. If you’re interested, plan on attending an informational meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 11, at 7 p.m., at the school’s campus in Lawrenceville.