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“Magnet schools boast more parental and community involvement, more personalization through theme-based education, and specialized programs that create a shared sense of community that leads to a safer environment for learning.”


– Magnet Schools of America

Guilford County Schools is proud to offer magnet/choice programs at 23 elementary and middle schools and 24 high schools.  With 66 magnet and choice programs across the district, Guilford County Schools is a nationwide leader in providing a variety of educational options for students and their parents. Designed with the belief that children learn differently and may thrive in different environments, GCS magnet programs nurture the seeds of talent and interest that exist within a child naturally, while still providing a first-rate education in traditional subject areas.

GCSNC second Magnet/Choice Virtual Showcase will commenceon February 1-4, 2022. The platform that we will be using for the Live Virtual Sessions is Microsoft Teams Live Events.Microsoft Teams Live events are an extension of Teams meetings that enable you to schedule and produce events with a moderated Q & A that stream to large online audiences!

Save the Date for the Magnet/Choice Virtual Showcase
 Magnet/Choice Timeline 2022
Magnet/Choice Application Window
January 14 - February 21
(Opens at 8 am and closes at 5 pm)
Magnet/Choice Virtual Showcase  
Tuesday, February 1 through Friday, February 4, 2022
Elementary & Middle School Selections
Lottery and Notification
Friday, March 11, 2022
Families Accept or Decline Offers
Friday, March 18, 2022
High School Options Selections
Magnet/Choice High Schools get access to Candidate Data via the Shared Folder (membership, grades, test scores, etc.)
Monday, February 28, 2022
Deadline for HS Magnet Choice programs to identify candidates in SchoolMint
Wednesday, March 30, 2022
Lottery and Notification
Friday, April 8, 2022
Families Accept or Decline Offers
Friday, April 15, 2022
*For more information, please visit theGCS Magnet/Choice Website:

How to Apply

A Look Ahead Magnet/Choice Dates/Resources/Surveys:

Magnet/Choice Application Window: 

January 14, 2022 – February 21, 2022

Magnet/Choice Showcase:

Magnet/Choice Virtual Showcase:  February 1, 2022 – February 4, 2022

Magnet Momentum (MM) Meeting Schedule (formerly Program- Alike Meetings)

Link: MM Meeting Schedule 2021-2022    

Magnet/Choice Principal Feedback Survey Reminder

Link: Magnet/Choice Principal Survey

Due: August 27, 2021

Magnet/Choice Taskforce Survey – Collaborative Partners Unite 

Link: Task Force Participation Survey Reminder

Due: August 27, 2021

School Administrators Biweekly Magnet/Choice Newsletter


For questions, please contact Dr. Eboni Chillis.


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