DPS Magnet Schools
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 application period is currently closed and will reopen January 8, 2018 for the 2018-19 school year.