All Schools Transitioning to Remote

All Huntsville City Schools will transition to remote learning beginning Monday, Jan. 24 through Friday, Jan. 28. Students will return to campus on Monday, Jan. 31. HCS is joining school systems across North Alabama in transitioning to remote learning due to the impacts of COVID-19 and staffing availability. This decision helps ensure instruction can continue safely and effectively.  Click the More Information button below for additional details and instructions.

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Columbia High School Magnet Programme

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Columbia High School's Magnet Mission Statement

Create internationally-minded students through second language development, project-based learning and community service as Huntsville's only International Baccalaureate High School.

Unique Programme Components

  • Middle Years Programme (MYP): a challenging, comprehensive eight subject curriculum framework for students in grades 9 and 10

  • Diploma Programme (DP): a challenging, well-rounded two year pre-university curriculum for students in grades 11 and 12
  • Career-Based Programme (CP): a two year programme for students in grades 11 and 12 that prepares them to be lifelong learners who are flexible in a range of employment opportunities

Application Information

For current application information, please visit the Huntsville City Schools Magnet page

Application Requirements

  • Students may apply for the next academic year during the application window.  To see available application dates please visit the district magnet page.
  • Students will complete a writing sample during the next step process
  • Students applying for the Diploma-Related Programme (DP) should have a grade point average of 80% in core subjects.
  • Students applying for the Career-Related Programme (CP) Should have a grade point average of 75% in core subjects.
  • Parent, guardian, or student must complete the online application provided above during the application window
  • See Magnet Applicant Rubric  for criteria, expectations, and scoring

Enrollment:

After being accepted to the magnet program, students must be enrolled through InfoSnap during the normal InfoSnap registration period.  Please visit the Huntsville City Schools Enrollment Page for more information.