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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 Requirements

The magnet application is closed.

  • Interested students from throughout the Huntsville City School system may submit application for a choice of up to two magnet programs and/or schools.
  • A central application for all magnet programs can be accessed and submitted online during a designated application window time period.
  • Students may apply for the next academic year in the fall of the current year.
  • Selection criteria related to the magnet theme will be used to select new students. A committee will review holistically the data and information about each new applicant in grades nine through twelve. Applicants for Columbia High School IB MYP Programme grades 9 and 10 does not have selection criteria.
  • Grade Average – Diploma Programme (80%); Career-Related Programme (75%)
  • Written Essay Response
  • Parent guardian or student must complete online application provided above during the application window
  • See Magnet Applicant Rubric  for criteria, expectations and scoring