• Required Documents

  • The method for submitting any Required Documents has changed. You no longer have to email or fax the documents. Instead, you will be able to upload them directly into your online application via the School Choice Family Dashboard.

    If the Documentation is required, an email will be sent to you and the Information Requested will show on your School Choice Family Dashboard.

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  • Incomplete Applications and Requests for Magnet Panel Review

    If the application status reads Application Incomplete, please submit the following documents according to your application type and missing documents:

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      Magnet Applicants (applying for 6-12 grades only)

      Upload the following:

      • The most current report card
      • FSA English Language Arts (ELA) and Mathematics scores from any of the past 3 years or Standardized test scores, ie: Stanford, Iowa, etc.

    Attention  – Missing Grades/Test Scores for Magnet Middle and High Applicants:

    All middle/high applicants applying to a magnet program that has academic criteria must provide a copy of the most recent report card and FSA English Language Arts (ELA) and Mathematics scores from any of the past 3 years that meet the minimum requirements. To view the minimum requirements for each Magnet Program, visit Explore Your Options.

    If FSA scores are not available, applicants must upload nationally recognized standardized test scores.

    If nationally recognized test scores are not available, select the button below to complete a Magnet Panel Review request form.

    Request a Magnet Panel Review here
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    Military Parent/Legal Guardian Applicants

    Upload the following:

    • Child’s birth certificate
    • Active duty, send copy of military orders
    • Veteran discharged within the last year, send copy of discharge

    Note: Copies of your military ID will not be accepted.

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    BCPS Employee (must be the parent/legal guardian) Applicants

    Upload the following:

    • Child’s birth certificate
    • Filed court documents showing permanent legal custody of the child (if your name is not on the child's birth certificate)
    • Proof of work location (official employment verification letter or letter from supervisor on department/school letterhead)

    Note: Notarized letters of residence and/or guardianship will not be accepted. Reassignment requests to a school outside of your Innovation Zone will not receive employee priority.


    BCPS full-time employees will only receive priority for reassignments at schools within the Innovation Zone (IZone) of their work locations.  Full magnet schools are not available for employee priority reassignments. 

    BCPS part-time employees, all employees at *magnet schools, and all employees at Nova schools will receive priority to the school where they work based on a space-available basis.

    See the Employee IZone Finder tool below for a list of schools within your IZone based on where you work.