Welcome to the SLPS Magnet and Choice Schools 2017-18 School Year Online Application!


  • Columbia GE: PK4, KG & 1st for 2017-18
  • Kennard CJA: PK4-5th
  • Mallinckrodt AGI: PK4-5th
  • Gifted Classroom at Stix: KG, 1st and 2nd Only
  • McKinley CJA Middle: 6th, 7th and 8th 


In an effort to open additional testing slots prior to the Pool A Placement Lottery, requests for Gifted Education Program Schools opened for submission on Thursday, September 15, 2016. Please submit your child's application/placement request prior to the 2017-18 School Year SLPS Magnet and Choice Schools Pool A Lottery Application Deadline of Friday, November 4, 2016.

NEW! SLPS Gifted Program Education Magnet Schools Applications for the 2017-18 school year will be available beginning Thursday, September 15, 2016. Elementary Gifted Education Program applicants may submit placement requests for all four Elementary Gifted Education Program Options with preferences ranked from one to four (only one choice is required). In addition, Gifted Education Program applicants for all Gifted Program Schools may also apply for up to two General Education Program Magnet Schools if desired, to be considered for placement prior to required testing being administered.

NEW! A new Gifted Education Program elementary school is being established at the Columbia School for grades PK4 to 1st in the 2017-18 school year. See the Columbia Gifted Elementary website page for more information.  


To submit placement requests for General Education Program Magnet and Choice Schools, please visit this website to submit an application between Monday, October 3, 2016 and the 2017-18 School Year SLPS Magnet and Choice Schools Pool A Lottery Application Deadline of Friday, November 4, 2016 for your child's placement request to be considered in the 2017-18 School Year Pool A Placement Lottery.

NEW! A new Magnet Middle School is opening for the 2017-18 school year. The Academy of Entrepreneurship Studies Middle school is being established at the L'ouverture School for 6th, 7th and 8th grade applicants. See the L'ouverture AESM website page for more information.



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




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.