Magnet Programs

Due to state mandates regarding COVID-19, Magnet Office staff will be 
working remotely during the school closures.

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 Bryan Stoll

Paige Single
Administrative Secretary
105 W. Chesapeake Ave.
Towson, MD 21204 

Phone: 443-809-4127

Providing educational choices to parents of students with different interests, talents, and aptitudes, in an environment that enhances students’ educational success

2021-2022 Magnet Application Cycle

BCPS Magnet assessments for high school magnet programs will continue to be implemented virtually.  The assessment window needs to be adjusted due to the ransomware attack.  The assessment window will be shifted from January 2021 to February 2021.  This will also delay parent notification of magnet admission decisions from March 5, 2021, to April 5, 2021.

Assessment Guidelines are now available so that students and families may review the assessment criteria in advance.

Students must have submitted a magnet application by the deadline of Nov. 6, 2020, to be eligible to assess for the 2021-2022 school year.




  • Conduct a centralized magnet admissions process;
  • Disseminate program and application information to parents and students through a variety of means (including a telephone hotline, newspapers, libraries, school personnel, and the Internet);
  • Meet with parent & community groups to discuss programs and application procedures;
  • Organize the countywide Magnet EXPO!;
  • Support schools and staff in the implementation of Policy and Superintendent’s
    Rule 6400, entitled Magnet Schools Admission, which govern all admission decisions;
  • Assist in the review and preparation of evaluation materials for high school magnet programs; and
  • Coordinate efforts with curriculum offices to ensure that magnet programs maintain high standards and rigorous curricula.