How to Apply to a Magnet School

The regular Magnet application period begins each year on October 1st and ends on January 15th for all Magnet programs in Miami-Dade County Public Schools. Magnet results are released each year on or by March 15th. Once the applicaiton cycle is completed, an Off-Cycle Magnet application period provides students another opportunity to apply to Magnet programs for the upcoming school year, where seats in select schools are available.

The Off-Cycle Magnet application period will open on April 12th and will remain open through the beginning of the 2023-2024 school year. Parents/legal guardians can apply to the available Magnet program of their choice. Students must meet all eligibility criteria to be admitted. Available seats will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.

Accepting an Off-Cycle Magnet seat will not affect your wait-list status at another school. After applying, the Magnet school will contact you to dicuss next steps. Assistance from the School Choice & Parental Options office is available by calling 305-995-1922.

New Magnet Programs


STArts2 - Digital Music Production

STArts2 will engage students in Science, Technology, and the Arts, with a focus on Digital Music Production Exploration and Innovation. This first-of-its-kind program makes M-DCPS history by explicitly extending access, curriculum alignment, and individualized academic support for students with disabilities and English language learners. Applications are being accepted for students in kindergarten through 5th grade. All students are eligible to participate.
Apple - Coding

STEM – AppleTM Coding

A STEM – AppleTM Coding Magnet Program will introduce students to the same programming used by professional developers to build some of the world’s most powerful apps. Applications are being accepted for students in middle school.

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What are Magnet Programs?

Magnet Programs are Elementary and Secondary School Programs offering specialized courses of study that satisfy students educational interests and mandated learning goals while promoting diversity.

The Miami-Dade County Public Schools' Office of School Choice & Parental Options facilitates a wide variety of Magnet programs that provide unique and enhanced educational opportunities to students with diverse backgrounds, special talents, and similar interests. Some programs accept all interested students; other programs have specific entrance criteria. When the number of eligible students exceeds the number of available seats in non-audition-based or language-tested Magnet programs, a random selection procedure is utilized to admit students. These uniquely designed Magnet programs are categorized under one of the following five themes of study:

  • International Programs
  • Liberal Arts
  • STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics & Medical)
  • Virtual Options
  • Visual & Performing Arts

Begin the Magnet Off-Cycle Application

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