Magnet Application

The Magnet Application for the 2018-2019 school year is currently open!

IMPORTANT: Individuals applying who are not current Huntsville City Schools students, must have academic records submitted to the Office of Magnet Programs.

Columbia IB - Currently Open

  • Diploma Programme / Career Programme Requirements: Minimum GPA (DP - 85, CP - 75) and qualifying Essay Score
  • Middle Years Programme: No admittance criteria

New Century Technology - Currently Open

  • Requirements: Minimum GPA (80) and qualifying Essay Score

Lee Creative & Performing Arts - Currently Open

  • Requirements: Minimum GPA (70) and qualifying Audition Score 

The College Academy at Jemison High School - TBA.

Academy for Gifted & Talented at Williams P-8 - TBA. 

Academy for Academics & Arts - Currently Open

Academy for Science & Foreign Language - Currently Open

Selection Process Information

Selections for Grades Pre-K through 5 are based on a lottery system.

Grades 6-8 require an on-site audition (AAA) or an on-site essay (ASFL). 

Each high school program's requirements related to GPA, essay/audition are explained in their individual sections under Magnet Programs. 

Key Contacts:
Program / School (Grade Span) Coordinator Phone
Academy for Academics & Arts (PreK-8) Cherise Albright 256-428-7600
Academy for Gifted & Talented (6-8) Stewart Thorson 256-428-7540
Academy for Science & Foreign Language (PreK-5) Heather White 256-428-7000

Academy for Science & Foreign Language (6-8)

Ashley Rice 256-428-7000
College Academy (9-12) Susan Eison 256-428-8100
Columbia International Baccalaureate (9-12) Megan Cobbs 256-428-7576
Lee Creative & Performing Arts (9-12) Megan Carroll 256-428-8150
New Century Technology High School (9-12) Julie Summers 256-428-7800


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