Nearly half of all schools in DPS are magnets -- which means an extraordinary number of choices for families and their students. Our magnet schools showcase special programming, small sizes and/or year-round calendars, and operate at all levels from K-12.
DPS Magnet Schools serve specific purposes for our school district. The three purposes are included in the Magnet Guiding Principles adopted by the Board of Education in August of 2011:
Utilize school facilities effectively
Promote school diversity
Provide diverse and relevant program offerings throughout the district that meet student interest and provide expanded learning opportunities
How do I Apply for a Magnet School?
Students are eligible to enroll in our magnet schools only after completing an application to enter the lottery -- a random selection process that allows families to register their magnet choices and then see if they get accepted. The annual lottery period typically runs through the month of January, with selection notifications going out in March. The magnet lottery window for the 2016-17 school year is now closed.