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ASFL Magnet Application Information

Steps for Rising Pre-K to 5th Grades:

  • After applying, rising Pre-K  - 5th grade students do not have any additional requirements. 
  • Notifications will be sent via email and postal mail once the selection process is completed, which occurs after the magnet application has closed.

 Steps for Rising 6th-8th Grades:

  • After applying, rising 6th - 8th students will need to come to ASFL to complete the “Next Step” process, which involves completing an online writing sample on a designated date. Please bring an HCS laptop and charger if able. Applicants will be notified of dates via email. 
  • Notifications will be sent via email and postal mail once the selection process is completed, which occurs after the magnet application has closed. 

Writing Sample Dates and Times for Rising 6th-8th Grades:

  • New dates will be available in the Fall for 2020-2021 applicants. 

The Writing Samples for Rising 6th-8th Grades:

  • Students should be prepared to write full paragraph responses about personal experiences related to science & foreign language, personal interest in the areas of science & foreign language, and commitment to our school. 
  • See the rubric below for guidance on how these writing samples are scored. 

Final Step:

  • The Magnet Office will run the lottery for student selection.  All students will be notified of their standing via email and postal mail. 
SCORE

Standard 1 - 

Interest

Standard 2 - 

Commitment

Standard 3 - 

Experiences

4

Student expresses a strong interest and has a detailed

understanding of ASFL’s program theme.

Student expresses an evident eagerness to participate

in ASFL’s program theme.

Student shares a variety of past academic achievements

and awards that support the theme.

3

Student expresses a clear interest and

understanding of ASFL’s program theme.

Student expresses some eagerness to participate

in ASFL’s program theme.

Student shares some past academic achievements

and awards that support the theme.

2

Students expresses some interest and some

understanding of ASFL’s program theme.

Student expresses little eagerness to participate

in ASFL’s program theme.

Student shares limited academic achievements

and awards that support the theme.

1

Student expresses little or no interest or

understanding of ASFL’s program theme.

Student does not express an eagerness to participate

in ASFL’s program theme.

Student does not share any academic achievements

and awards that support the theme.