Elementary School Magnets

Seminole County Public Schools offers six unique elementary school magnet programs:

  • Goldsboro Elementary Math, Science, & Technology Magnet School Website
  • Hamilton Elementary School of Engineering & Technology Website
  • Idyllwilde Elementary Future Ready Academy Website
  • Midway Elementary School of the Arts Website
  • Pine Crest Elementary Magnet School of Innovation Website
  • Wicklow Elementary Magnet School for Global Pathways Website
  • Download Elementary School Magnet Program Information

How to Apply for an Elementary School Magnet Program:

1) Determine if your child is eligible to apply for a magnet school.

  • If your family is zoned to an elementary region school zone (Region 1, Region 2, Region 3), you would access the magnet schools in your school zone via the elementary region school zone application.
  • If your family is zoned to an elementary region school zone, you would access the magnet schools outside of your school zone via the elementary magnet application (proceed to next step).
  • For families residing in elementary region school zones, magnet placement will trump region school zone placement and result in region school zone applications being withdrawn.
  • All Seminole County families living in single school zones (i.e. - Lake Mary, Heathrow, Wekiva, Stenstrom, etc.) would access the magnet schools via the elementary magnet application (proceed to next step).

2) Complete the appropriate magnet school application.

3) Submit the magnet school application via the online application system.

  • Confirmation email will be sent upon submission.
  • If you do not receive a confirmation email, you did not submit the application.

4) Receive a magnet school notification email.

  • On time/lottery applications = school assignment email sent in late March/early April each year.
  • Based upon limited seat availability, even some on time applicants may receive a wait list email.
  • Late applications = will be placed on the wait list for that specific program.

5) Accept your child’s magnet school assignment or wait list seat via the online application system.

  • Log into your parent/guardian account at www.seminoleschoolchoicesapplication.us.
  • Find the “magnet school applications” tab in the middle of the screen and accept your child’s seat placement.

6) If accepted into a magnet school, families must complete the appropriate steps for enrollment.

  • If you are in need of enrollment assistance, please contact your assigned school.
  • School staff are responsible for checking all required enrollment documentation and verifying residency.
  • All magnet school acceptance notifications have an enrollment deadline.
  • If the parents/guardians do not complete the appropriate enrollment process by the stated deadline, they will be required to submit a new magnet school application and their child will be placed on the wait list.

Wait Pool Management:

  • On-time applicants not assigned to the magnet school or program will be randomly placed in a waiting pool for that school for the remainder of the current school year.
  • On time applicants are placed prior to late applicants, as practicable.
  • Late applicants will be chosen from the waiting pool in order of the date and time their applications are received.
  • Families must reapply, beginning in January, to be eligible for a new magnet school for the following year.
  • Families that are satisfied with their magnet school do not need to reapply in subsequent years.

Need Help?

  • Contact the Student Assignment & Program Access Department.


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