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

All 2019-20 School Year applications submitted after 11:59 pm on January 4, 2019 will be processed and considered for placement on a first-come first-served basis.

Some programs choices may be removed from receiving additional applicants due the schools projecting as full, with lengthy wait lists. 

The deadline to submit applications for both available Gifted and General Education Programs to be considered on a first-come first-served basis is Thursday, May 23, 2019, the last day of the SLPS 2018-19 school year.

Only applications to schools and grade levels with open seats will be processed and considered for placement after 11:59 pm Thursday, May 23, 2019.

If you have already applied prior to January 4, 2019 for your child in the Pool A or Pool B application periods, you do not need to re-apply for your child to be considered for the same choices in the post-lottery application period.

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
  • Mallinckrodt AGI: PK4-5th APPLICATIONS CLOSED
  • 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

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



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.