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    2020-21SY Magnet Fair, Virtual Tours w/ Live Q & A, and Virtual Registration Dates VIRTUAL MAGNET FAIR

    • Saturday, 7 November 2020 – 10 AM – 1 PM

     

    VIRTUAL SCHOOL TOURS w/ LIVE Q & A – PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED –

     

    School Tours Pre-Registration

     

    Pre-Registración para las giras escolares

     

    SCAN ME TO REGISTER!

     

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    1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

     

    • Wednesday, 18 November 2020
    • Wednesday, 9 December 2020
    • Wednesday, 16 December 2020
    • Wednesday, 13 January 2021
    • Wednesday, 27 January 2021

     

    7:00 PM – 8:00 PM

     

    • Thursday, 21 January 2021 – evening
    • Tuesday, 2 February 2021 – evening

     

     

    Application Submission and Lottery Notification Process

    2021-2022 Magnet Application and CTE Pathway Timeline – January 11th – February 5th, 5 p.m.

     

    Eligibility Requirements: Applications submitted outside of the eligibility requirements below will be deemed ineligible upon determination.

    • The person submitting a magnet school/program/pathway application must be the parent, legal guardian/custodian or applicant (18 years of age or older).
    • The parent, legal guardian/custodian or applicant (18 years of age or older) must maintain a continuous domicile status (permanently residing) in Durham from the date of application submission to be eligible to submit a lottery application for a student (except those applying for Middle College at Durham Technical Community College, who are eligible for enrollment in Orange County or Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools).

    Step 1. Create an online account with your e-mail address and password or smartphone number and password or log back into your previous account.

    Please note that if you opt to create an online account using your smartphone number, all application and lottery communications will be sent to you via text messages. Therefore, you must agree to be responsible for accepting text messages. If not, please create an account using an e-mail address.

    Step 2. If your student is a current DPS student, you may opt to enter his/her PowerSchool Student ID Number to pre-populate the student/parent information fields, or you may manually enter these data fields. Non-DPS applicants must manually enter these application fields.

     

    Step 3. Select a maximum of 3 Magnet Schools/CTE Pathways, ranking them in priority order. Review the highlighted red text under each selection, outlining the lottery priorities (sibling, priority zones, program links, and base school priorities), bell schedule and transportation services. This information may impact your school/program selections, and the order in which you rank them for the lottery.

    • Applicants who are eligible to receive a lottery priority must rank the school/program as their first choice in order to receive the priority. Failure to do so will forfeit the priority during the lottery
    • Changes may be made to application(s) until the February 5, 2021, 5 p.m. deadline. No

    Step 4. Complete the parent information and signature page and submit your application(s) by the published deadline. You may alter your application(s) only during the application window.

     

    Lottery Notification Process and Timeline

    • March 1, 2021 - Lottery notification results will be posted on the Parent Dashboard of the parent/guardian SmartChoice Application
    • March 19, 2021, 5:00 p.m. – If a student is assigned to a lottery seat, the parent/guardian must accept or decline their student(s) assignment. Lottery assignments not accepted or declined by this deadline will be automatically marked as a declined seat. If an applicant accepts a lottery assignment, his/her name will be removed from all other lottery application wait list(s). Declined seats are final and cannot be
    • Assigned applicants - Applicants may decline a lottery assignment and remain wait-listed for other school/program/pathway applied
    • Wait listed applicants - Applicants will be notified through the parent e-mail account if a lottery seat becomes available, and their student is assigned. Wait-listed students are moved forward approximately every two weeks, beginning the first week of
    • Assignment Deadline - Applicants not assigned to a school/program on March 1st will remain wait-listed until the assignment deadline of June 30th or last business day of June for Calendar Magnet Schools and July 31st, or last business day of July for Program Magnet Schools and CTE
    • Exceptional Children’s Programs (ECP) - ECP may override lottery assignments for students whose IEP teams indicate the need for a separate/self-contained

     

    VIRTUAL REGISTRATION

    NOTE: Virtual Registration is not a drop-in/out event. Please report on time and plan to stay the entire time of the Orientation/Registration/Music Placement session.

     

     

    Student Assignment Email Notification: Monday, 1 March 2021

    DSA Email Notification: Tuesday, 2 March 2021

    Student Assignment Deadline to Accept/decline: Friday, 19 March 2021 @ 5 PM

     

    • Thursday, 4 March 2021 – HS Welcome/Overview @ 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM – REQUIRED

     

    • Tuesday, 9 March 2021 - 6th Grade Welcome/Orientation/Registration/Music Placement

    @ 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

    REGISTRATION/COMPLETE ASSESSMENTS’ DEADLINE: Friday, 19 March 2021 @ 5:00 PM

     

    CogAt (ALL Incoming 6th Graders ONLY) TBD

     

    SPRING BREAK 29th MARCH – 2ND APRIL 2021

     

    Student Assignment Email Notification: Monday, 12 April 2021

    DSA Email Notification: Tuesday, 13 April 2021

    Student Assignment Deadline to Accept/decline: Friday, 23 April 2021 @ 5 PM

     

    • Thursday, 15 April 2021 –– HS ONLY Virtual Registration/Assessments @ 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM

     

    • Tuesday, 20 April 2021– 6th Grade ONLY Welcome/Orientation/Registration/Music

    Placement @ 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

    REGISTRATION/COMPLETE ASSESSMENTS’ DEADLINE: Friday, 23 April 2021 @ 5:00 PM

     

    Student Assignment Email Notification: Monday, 26 April 2021

    DSA Email Notification: Tuesday, 27 April 2021

    Student Assignment Deadline to Accept/decline: Friday, 7 May 2021 @ 5 PM

     

    • Thursday, 29 April 2021 – HS ONLY Virtual Registration/Assessments @ 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM

     

    • Tuesday, 4 May 2021– 6th Grade ONLY Welcome/Orientation/Registration/Music Placement @ 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

    REGISTRATION/COMPLETE ASSESSMENTS’ DEADLINE: Friday, 7 May 2021 @ 5:00 PM

     

    CogAt (ALL Incoming 6th Graders ONLY) TBD

     

    Student Assignment Email Notification: Monday, 10 May 2021

    DSA Email Notification: Tuesday, 11 May 2021

    Student Assignment Deadline to Accept/decline: Friday, 21 May 2021 @ 5 PM

     

     

    • Tuesday, 18 May 2021 - HS ONLY Virtual Registration/Assessments @ 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM

    7th & 8th Grade ONLY Welcome/Registration @ 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM

    REGISTRATION/COMPLETE ASSESSMENTS’ DEADLINE: Friday, 21 May 2021 @ 5:00 PM

     

     

    Friday, 21 May – Friday 4 June 2021 EOG/EOC EXAMS

     

    MONDAY, 31 MAY 2021 MEMORIAL DAY

     

    CogAt (ALL Incoming 6th Graders ONLY) TBD

     

    Student Assignment Email Notification: Monday, 7 June 2021

    DSA Email Notification: Tuesday, 8 June 2021

    Student Assignment Deadline to Accept/decline: Friday, 18 June 2021 @ 5 PM

     

    6th, 7th, 8th and HS Assessments will be scheduled in June 2021, by appointment ONLY – TBD

    Meeting with Counselors will be during Schedule Change week, by appointment ONLY - TBD

     

     

    Student Assignment Email Notification: Monday, 21 June 2021

    DSA Email Notification: Tuesday, 22 June 2021

    Student Assignment Deadline to Accept/decline: Friday, 2 July 2021 @ 5 PM

     

    SATURDAY, 4 JULY 2021 INDEPENDENCE DAY

     

    7th, 8th and HS Assessments will be scheduled in July 2021, by appointment ONLY – TBD

    Meeting with Counselors will be during Schedule Change week, by appointment ONLY - TBD

     

     

    Student Assignment Email Notification: Tuesday, 7 July 2021

    DSA Email Notification: Wednesday, 8 July 2021

    Student Assignment Deadline to Accept/decline: Friday, 16 July 2021 @ 5 PM

     

     

    Student Assignment Email Notification: Monday, 19 July 2021

    DSA Email Notification: Tuesday, 20 July 2021

    Student Assignment Deadline to Accept/decline: Friday, 30 July 2021 @ 5 PM

     

    FINAL DEADLINE FOR PROGRAM MAGNET SCHOOLS/CTE PATHWAY – FRIDAY, 31 JULY 2021

     

    7th, 8th and HS Assessments will be scheduled in August 2021, by appointment ONLY – Date forthcoming.

    Meeting with Counselors will be during Schedule Change week, by appointment ONLY – TBD