New Residents

For NEW Baltimore County Residents ONLY
Residency must be established prior to submitting the New Resident Letter of Interest form.

Download New Resident Letter of Interest form for 2019-2020 school year.
The New Resident Deadline is September 6, 2019.  

For the purpose of magnet admissions, a New Resident is:  
A child who establishes a bona fide domicile in Baltimore County after the November 16, 2018, magnet application deadline, but before the first day of the 2019-2020 school year.

1. New residents who meet the eligibility criteria for the program(s) in which they indicate interest will be considered for placement only after any existing wait list is exhausted and if space exists.  New residents are selected for placement in accordance with the procedures set forth in Superintendent’s Rule 6400.    

New residents must also meet the age and residency requirements for enrollment in the Baltimore County Public Schools.  New residents who are homeless are entitled to submit a Letter of Interest, just as any other student. 

2. Parent(s) of a child who became a new resident of Baltimore County after November 16, 2018, but before the first day of the 2019-2020 school year, may submit a Letter of Interest with the required documentation to the BCPS Magnet Programs.  The completed Letter of Interest must be postmarked by September 6, 2019.

Parents should carefully select programs based on their child’s specific interests, talents and abilities. Program descriptions are available for each program. 

Parents may apply to up to three (3) programs.
Please Note: Magnet programs may be restricted, based on a student’s grade level, and admission to a magnet program does not guarantee that transportation will be provided by BCPS. 

Parents of students interested in high school programs should carefully read all information about the magnet assessments for each program of interest.  Contact BCPS Magnet Programs for a copy of the High School Assessment Guidelines for each program selection.

Parents must complete and sign the Letter of Interest. 

Parents of students indicating interest in high school magnet programs must attach a copy of the final report card for the previous year (2017-2018) and the most recent report card for the current year (2018-2019).  The report cards should show the grades earned for each quarter/trimester, as well as attendance data.

The Letter of Interest and any required report cards must be postmarked by September 6, 2019 to: 
Magnet Programs - New Resident
Baltimore County Public Schools
105 West Chesapeake Avenue
Towson, MD 21204

Questions regarding the New Resident process should be directed 
to BCPS Magnet Programs at (443) 809-4127.