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How to Apply

Post Lottery Placement Requests  should be submitted after reviewing where 2017-18 School Year open seats remain.
 
 
All Lottery Eligible (age appropriate and residency eligible) 2017-18 School Year Magnet and Choice Schools placement requests submitted after Friday, January 6, 2017, will be considered for placement on a first-come-first served basis.
  
2017-18 Magnet/Choice Schools OPEN SEATS as of 03/08/17
ELEMENTARY LEVEL SCHOOLSGradeOpen Seats
AMES VPAPK428
 K55
 133
 223
 327
 49
 521
   
COLUMBIA GIFTED ELEMENTARY*PK47
 K12
 111
   
DEWEY INTERNATIONAL STUDIESPK421
 13
 25
 57
   
GATEWAY ELEMENTARY SCHOOLK35
 113
 32
 411
 517
   
HUMBOLDT SCHOOL OF HIGHER LEARNING356
 464
 588
   
MULLANPHY ILCPK419
 K23
 128
 212
 346
 421
 546
   
SHAW VPAK26
 13
 212
 311
 518
   
STIX ECC I12
 27
   
STIX GIFTED CLASSROOM*K8
 12
 27
   
WASHINGTON MONTESSORIK4
 13
 313
 44
 522
   
WILKINSON ECCK16
 128
 244
MIDDLE SCHOOLSGradeOpen Seats
CARR LANE VPA647
 714
 85
   
MCKINLEY CLASSICAL JR. ACADEMY*614
 712
 836
   
GATEWAY MIDDLE SCHOOL665
 743
 815
   
AESM L'OUVERTURE696
 7104
 8100
   
All Magnet and Choice High Schools* Have Open Seats Except Metro
* PLACEMENT ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA MUST BE MET TO BE OFFERED A SEAT TO
SLPS GIFTED PROGRAMS AND ALL SLPS MAGNET/CHOICE HIGH SCHOOLS



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 2017-18 school year. This will be held on Monday, October 3, 2016, from 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm at the District Central Offices in room 108.

 

Magnet and Choice Schools Recruitment Fairs

     

SLPS High Schools Recruitment Festival

Central VPA/Cleveland NJROTC High Schools Complex

3125 So. Kingshighway 63139

9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Friday, September 23, 2016


High School Here I Come Night for 7th and 8th Grade Students

Compton/Drew Investigative Learning Center Magnet Middle School

5130 Oakland Ave. 63110

6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. 

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

     

St. Louis Science Center Recruitment Fair for Prospective Elementary and Middle School Students

5050 Oakland Ave. 63110 

6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016.

 

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 for Kindergarten through Grade 12. County residents are not eligible for preschool, and they are not eliigible to apply for Choice Schools: Northwest Law Academy, Carnahan High School of the Future and Clyde C. Miller Career Academy.

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 and Placement 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.

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 and Placement 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 2017-18 school year will be available beginning Monday, October 3, 2016. Please complete only one application with 2 choices maximum (2 choices are not required) per child.

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 Schools Magnet Schools if desired, to be considered for placement prior to required testing being administered. 

For all 2017-18 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 3, 2016 through Friday, November 4, 2016

Gifted Education Program Schools: Thursday, September 15, 2016 through Friday, November 4, 2016 

Placement and wait list notifications will be emailed prior to close of business on Wednesday, November 23, 2016 for students applying in Pool A.

Pool B Application Period

Thursday, November 24, 2016 through Friday, January 6, 2017

(Applications submitted after the Pool A deadline but before November 24, 2016 will be considered for Pool B placement.)

Placement notifications will be emailed prior to close of business on Wednesday, January 25, 2017 for students applying in Pool B.

Post Lottery Application Period           

Applications received after the January 6, 2017 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 2017-18 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 25, 2017, 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.

2017-18 school year high school transfer requests desired after April 15, 2017 and before June 30, 2017 must be submitted with a written release from the 2017-18 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 30, 2017 for the 2017-18 School Year.

Applications for the 2017-18 school year will no longer be processed after Friday, August 4, 2017.

             

 

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