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Welcome to the SLPS Magnet and Choice Schools 2019-20 School Year Online Application Website 

Submission of applications for SLPS Gifted Education Programs opened Monday, September 17, 2018.

Submission of applications for SLPS General Education Programs opened Monday, October 1, 2018.

The deadline to submit applications for both Gifted and General Education Programs to be included for placement consideration in the 2019-20 Pool A Lottery is Friday, November 2, 2018 at 11:59:59 pm.

Scroll down and click BLUE BOX GIFTED AND/OR GENERAL application link.

Thank you for your interest in St. Louis Magnet and Choice Schools.

Click to apply for GIFTED EDUCATION Programs


  • Columbia GE: PK4-3rd for 2019-20
  • Kennard CJA: PK4-5th
  • Mallinckrodt AGI: PK4-5th
  • Gifted Classroom at Stix: KG, 1st and 2nd Only
  • McKinley CJA Middle: 6th, 7th and 8th 

Click to apply for GENERAL EDUCATION Programs


Early Childhood 

  • Wilkinson ECC PK3- 2nd
  • Stix ECC PK3-2nd


  •  Ames Visual and Performing Arts PK4-5th
  • Dewey International Studies PK4-5th
  • Gateway Elementary PK4-5th
  • Humboldt Academy of Higher Learning 3rd-5th
  • Lyon Academy @ Blow Kg-8th
  • Mullanphy Investigative Learning Center PK3-5th
  • Shaw Visual and Performing Arts PK4-5th
  • Washington Montessori PK3-5th

Middle Grades 6-8 At All Sites

  • Academy of Entrepreneurship Studies Middle (CHOICE school-city residents only)  
  • Busch Middle School of Character
  • Carr Lane VPA Middle
  • Compton-Drew Investigative Learning Center
  • Gateway Math & Science Prep Middle

High Schools

  • Central Visual and Performing Arts
  • Soldan International Studies
  • Cleveland Naval Junior
  • Northwest Academy of Law (CHOICE school-city residents only)
  • Metro Academic & Classical
  • Clyde C. Miller Career Academy (CHOICE school-city residents only)
  • McKinley Classical Leadership
  • Carnahan High School of the Future (CHOICE school-city residents only)
  • Collegiate School of Medicine and Bioscience



With thirty specialty schools to choose from, the St. Louis Magnet Schools offer an exciting, tuition free alternative for students of all ages and abilities.