• Frequently Asked Questions

    Can I track the status or make changes to my child’s application?
    Yes. Tracking your child’s status or making changes to your child’s application is fast and simple. Just log on to Parent View, then enter your confirmation number and the student identification number for your child. Changes to the application will be accepted until the deadline date of February 5, 2020. Notification of your child’s application status can be accessed by following the same process.

    If my child is in a Magnet School and applies to a different Magnet Program, does he/she automatically get in?
    No. However, if your child is in a Magnet Program and applies to a secondary program by the deadline date, and meets the academic criteria, he/she will be given priority placement in filling the available seats. If a student chooses a different theme, priority placement will not be given. If the student wishes to change Magnet Programs in the middle of the academic year, entrance criteria must be met and space must be available in the new Magnet Program of choice. There is no automatic transfer.

    Can I give my completed application to my child’s guidance counselor and have them mail it to the Innovative Programs Office?
    It is your responsibility to guarantee that your child’s application is sent to the Innovative Programs Office by the February 5, 2020 deadline.

    Is there a cost to attend a Magnet Program?
    No, Magnet Programs are free to students.

    Is there a cost for transportation if my child is accepted?
    No, Magnet students are provided transportation at no cost.

    How and when will I be notified of my acceptance into a Magnet school?
    If you submitted your application by February 5, 2020, notifications will be sent no later than May 1. Late applications will be processed as received. If your child is not accepted this year, you must reapply next year.

    Will I automatically be registered at the Magnet School after I am accepted into the program?
    No. You must register at the school following acceptance into the Magnet Program. Magnet Schools send acceptance letters to designated students, indicating a designated registration period. All students must register during that time period to guarantee a spot in the program.

    If my child is currently enrolled in a Magnet Program, do they need to reapply?
    Current magnet students do not need to apply in order to remain in their present magnet school. However, magnet students in the 5th and 8th grades must apply for middle and high school magnet programs.

    If my child is currently attending a Magnet Program in another county and we move, are they automatically transferred into the Broward County Magnet Program?
    No, you will need to complete an application to enroll your child in the Broward County Magnet Programs. Placement in a Magnet Program will be based on space availability, along with academic/talent criteria at the secondary level.

    If my child is not accepted at their “first choice” Magnet School, how do I request that they are considered for their second choice Magnet School?
    Contact the Innovative Programs Office and request that your child be considered at their “second choice” Magnet School.

    Is transportation provided?
    Yes, transportation is provided by The Broward County School District to Magnet Schools/Programs for Magnet students who reside more than 2 miles from the school based on designated Broward County Maps.

    When will I receive the transportation schedule?
    The transportation schedule is mailed to eligible parents the week prior to the first day of school.

    Other Questions?
    If you have additional questions you would like to ask, please contact us as (754) 321-2380.