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How to Apply

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.

This link  will take you to a PDF of the printable 2019-20  School Year application. Only applications to schools and grade levels with open seats will be processed and considered for potential placement after 11:59 pm Thursday, May 23, 2019.

If you have already applied prior to May 23, 2019 for your child in the Pool A, Pool B or Post-lottery application periods, you do not need to re-apply for your child to be considered for the same choices in the summer application period.

Schools with 2019-20 School Year OPEN SEATS AS OF MARCH 14, 2019 are listed at the bottom of this page.

The 2019-20 School Year SLPS Gifted Education Programs application period opened Monday, September 17th, 2018.

The 2019-20 School Year SLPS General Education Programs application period will opened Monday, October 1st, 2018.

The 2019-20 Pool B Application Period opened November 22, 2018 and closes January 4, 2019.

 

Other Dates and Deadlines     

The St. Louis Public Schools Student Recruitment and Placement Office is hosting a How To Apply session for parents interested in the St. Louis Magnet and Choice Schools for the 2019-20 school year. This will be held on Monday, October 1, 2018, from 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm at the District Central Offices in room 108.

 

Magnet and Choice Schools Recruitment Fairs

High Schools Pep Rally for Students Only

Harris Stowe State University

Friday, September 28, 2018

9 am to 2 pm

Transportation for St. Louis Public Schools 7th and 8th Grade Students will be provided from their current school. Come see what each SLPS District High School has to offer. For more information contact jennifer.farrell@slps.org.

High School Here I Come

Allied Health Professional Building at St. Louis University

3437 Caroline Mall

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

6-8pm

Reservations are required and you can submit your RSVP at this link or by visiting www.SLPS.org/HEREICOME

Elementary and Middle Magnet Schools Recruitment Fair 

St. Louis Science Center

5050 Oakland Ave.

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

6-8 pm 

Keep In Mind    

  • All applications received in a Pool Application Period are given equal consideration, within placement priorities. Click this link http://www.slps.org/Page/747 to review the SLPS Magnet and Choice Schools Placement Priorities
  • All Pool A applicants will be considered for placement prior to reviewing Pool B applicants, and all Pool B applicants will be considered for placement prior to reviewing applicants applying after the lottery pool deadlines.
  • Applications for non-accepted students must be re-submitted each year. Unplaced student applications do not carry over from one year to the next.
  • Applications received after the Pool B deadline will be considered for placement in the order they are received, after all Pool A and Pool B Applicants are placed where pos­sible.
  • Students who do not attend the Magnet or Choice School they were accepted into on the first day of the new school year will forfeit their seat.

Continuity Schools

Click this link http://www.slps.org/Page/747 for the SLPS Magnet and Choice Schools Feeder Pattern  

Parents wishing to apply to magnet schools other than those assigned are free to do so, but the applications will be considered for placement under the Pool System, as well as the priorities within those pools.

Students determined eligible for SLPS District Gifted Programs who attend SLPS General Education Magnet Schools or SLPS Neighborhood Schools are not given Continuity Placement Priority into Gifted Program Magnet Schools. Parents of Gifted Eligible students not currently attending a Gifted Education Program School and wishing for their child to attend one of the Gifted Education Program Magnet Schools must apply and be considered in the lottery with the priority assigned as a student currently enrolled in a Magnet or Choice School.

Important! All 8th to 9th grade students must apply to be considered for placement to a Magnet or Choice High School. All criteria must be met to be eligible for placement to a Magnet or Choice High School. 8th grade Magnet Middle School graduates are not guaranteed placement into the continuing themed Magnet or Choice High School if the eligibility criteria for that school is not met.

Who's eligible?

The following students are eligible to apply for a spot in an SLPS Magnet or Choice School:

  • Any student living in the city of St. Louis.
  • Non-African-American students living in the Affton, Bayless, Brentwood, Clayton, Hancock Place, Kirkwood, Ladue, Lindbergh, Mehlville, Parkway, Pattonville, Ritenour, Rockwood, Valley Park and Webster Groves school districts are eligible to apply for the 2019-20 School year if a sibling currently attends an SLPS Magnet or Choice School, for Kindergarten through Grade 12. County residents are not eligible for preschool, and they are not eligible to apply for Choice Schools: Northwest Law Academy, Carnahan High School of the Future, Clyde C. Miller Career Academy and AESM at L'ouverture.
  • New for the 2019-20 School Year application period and beyond: St. Louis County students residing in participating St. Louis County school districts must have a sibling currently attending ANY SLPS Magnet School to be considered for potential placement in schools for grades KG-12. Please contact the Voluntary Interdistrict Choice Corporation at 314-772-8422 for more information. Participating School District St. Louis County Resident families can email mailto:lmerlo@choicecorp.org?subject=Question%20About%20Magnet%20and%20Choice%20Schools
  • Applicants to Pre-kindergarten 3 and 4 years old programs must be St. Louis City residents
  • Applicants to Pre-kindergarten 3 years old, Pre-kindergarten 4 years old, Kindergarten (5 years old) and 1st grade (6 years old) programs must be age appropriate on or before July 31 of the school year requested to apply/enroll. An applicant/student whose birthdate falls in the middle of the school year after July 31 is not considered age eligible for application processing and placement to the next grade level upon the anniversary of their birthdate.

The application process

Students wishing to attend a Magnet or Choice School must submit an application which can be done online at this website. Additional printable copies of applications are available for city residents at the St. Louis Public Schools website at www.slps.org or call the Student Recruitment Office at 314.633.5200. St. Louis County residents can visit the Voluntary Interdistrict Choice Corp. (VICC) website at www.choicecorp.org . At this website click on "Information about applying," or call 314.721.8422, ext. 3012.

2019-20 School year online application submissions will not be permitted after May 23, 2019. Paper application submitted after this time will only be processed if an open seats exists at the school and grade requested.

Completed applications that are not submitted online using the website, may be mailed or dropped off to:

ST. LOUIS CITY RESIDENTS:

St. Louis Public Schools   
Student Recruitment Office
801 N. 11th Street
St. Louis, MO 63101

ST. LOUIS COUNTY RESIDENTS:

Voluntary Interdistrict Choice Corp. (VICC)   
7425 Forsyth Blvd., Suite 110
St. Louis, MO 63105

SLPS General Education Magnet and Choice Schools Applications for the 2019-20 school year will be available beginning Monday, October 1, 2018. Please complete only one application with 2 choices maximum (2 choices are not required) per child. Please do not request choices to schools you are not willing to have your child attend. 

SLPS Gifted Program Education Magnet Schools Applications for the 2019-20 school year will be available beginning Monday, September 17, 2018. 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). Please do not request choices to schools you are not willing to have your child attend. In addition, Gifted Education Program applicants for all Gifted Program Schools may also apply for up to two General Education Schools Magnet Schools if desired, to be considered for placement prior to required testing being administered. Please do not request choices to schools you are not willing to have your child attend.

New for the 2019-20 School Year application period and beyond: St. Louis County students residing in participating St. Louis County school districts must have a sibling currently attending ANY SLPS Magnet School to be considered for potential placement in schools for grades KG-12. Please contact the Voluntary Interdistrict Choice Corporation at 314-772-8422 for more information. Participating School District St. Louis County Resident families can email mailto:lmerlo@choicecorp.org?subject=Question%20About%20Magnet%20and%20Choice%20Schools 

For all 2019-20 SLPS Magnet and Choice Schools applicants: if a second application requesting placement at different schools than the first application received for an individual child is submitted within the same Pool application time frame, the lottery system used to place students into open seats at schools requested will consider only the first application submitted for potential placement in the Pool A and Pool B lotteries. If you wish to update choices requested, this must be specifically submitted in writing.

Deadlines

The District has implemented a two pool application, placement and notification timeline for students applying to magnet and choice schools. This procedure allows for quicker notification and information to be provided for acceptances, as well as available openings. See below for the two pool application deadlines and notifications dates.

Pool A Application Period

General Education Program Schools: Monday, October 1, 2018 through Friday, November 2, 2018

Gifted Education Program Schools: Monday, September 17, 2018 through Friday, November 2, 2018 

Placement and wait list notifications will be emailed prior to close of business on Wednesday, November 21, 2018 for students applying in Pool A.

Pool B Application Period

Thursday, November 22, 2018 through Friday, January 4, 2019

(Applications submitted after the Pool A deadline but before November 22, 2018 will be considered for Pool B placement.)

Placement notifications will be emailed prior to close of business on Friday, January 25, 2019 for students applying in Pool B.

Post Lottery Application Period           

Applications received after the January 4, 2019 Pool B deadline will be processed and considered for placement in the order received on a first come first served basis, after all applicants from Pools A and B  have been placed.

Schools and individual grades at schools where all available seats have been projected as full for the 2019-20 school year with a lengthy wait list in place, may be removed as a choice to request when submitting an application. This is done to encourage applicants to consider schools where openings exist, and not simply to be added to a lengthy wait list without chance of receiving an offer for placement.  

After May 23, 2019, online application submissions will not be permitted. Only paper applications to schools and grades with open seats will be processed.

Transfer Requests 

All requests for transfer to any SLPS Magnet or Choice School are subject to the application and placement procedures and deadlines as for any applicant requesting placement into an SLPS Magnet or Choice School.

2019-20 school year high school transfer requests desired after April 15, 2019 and before June 28, 2019 must be submitted with a written release from the 2019-20 School Year projected SLPS high school principal. Transfer requests for students projected to attend one SLPS Magnet, Choice or Neighborhood/Comprehensive High School to another SLPS Magnet, Choice or Neighborhood/ Comprehensive High School will not be granted after June 28, 2019 for the 2019-20 School Year.

Applications for the 2019-20 school year will no longer be processed after Friday, August 2, 2019.

2019-20 SCHOOL YEAR SLPS MAGNET AND CHOICE SCHOOLS   
OPEN SEATS AS OF 3/14/19
Elementary Site NameGradeOpen Seats
AMES ESP427
 K36
 139
 244
 329
 429
 548
   
COLUMBIA GIFTED ELEMENTARY*PK420
 K18
 113
 212
 313
   
DEWEY INTERNATIONAL STUDIESP423
 17
 21
 43
 513
   
GATEWAY ELEMENTARY SCHOOLK53
 118
 210
 34
 411
 514
   
HUMBOLDT SCHOOL OF HIGHER LEARNING351
 493
 595
   
   
LYON ABI19
 211
 312
 410
 510
 66
   
MULLANPHY ELEMENTARY SCHOOLP44
 K15
 117
 210
 312
 46
 525
   
SHAW VPA-CECP43
 K34
 121
 25
 321
 413
 526
   
STIX General Ed13
 241
   
STIX Gifted Classroom*K16
 114
 29
   
WASHINGTON MONTESSORIP36
 K24
 120
 220
 323
 426
 534
   
WILKINSON ECC IK5
 18
 225
Middle Site NameGradeOpen Seats
AESM L'OUVERTURE669
 733
 877
All SLPS Magnet and Choice High Schools* Except Metro A&C,
Collegiate School of Medicine and Bioscience and McKinley CLAHS
Have Open Seats At Appropriate Grade Levels
*PLACEMENT ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA MUST BE MET
TO BE CONSIDERED FOR PLACEMENT

 

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