Prospective Students





  • The application window is January 11th through February 5th.

    Click here to get to the magnet application site.


    Minimum requirements for admission to MCHS

    • Upon enrollment at MCHS, the candidate must be at least a junior, in terms of high school credits (MCHS consists of 11th and 12th graders only).
    • Minimum of  2.5 GPA (unweighted) at time of application.
    • Candidate must be on schedule to graduate on time.
    • Candidate must have completed the following courses prior to enrolling at MCHS: World History; English 1; English 2; Alg. 1 and Geometry; OR Common Core Maths 1 and 2; and Health & PE
    • Candidate must be a resident of Durham or Orange county.


    Required documents

    In addition to the online application, all applicants must also submit...

    • Two references are required. Please click here to download the required reference forms. You must upload them to your online application. *DUE TO THE PANDEMIC, REFERENCES ARE OPTIONAL DURING THE JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2021 APPLICATION CYCLE.*
    • An unofficial transcript must be uploaded to the online application. At the end of the school year, admitted students must submit an official transcript.
    • A discipline report is also required from the applicant's current school.


    Special documentation required from homeschool applicants only


    Questions about MCHS?  Please contact one of the following: 

    • William Evans, Jr., College Liaison/Magnet Coordinator (919) 536-7203, x2  email:
    • Crystal Taylor-Simon, principal (919)536-7203, x1201.   email: