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Magnet Schools - Program-Specific Application Requirements

The Arts

School for Creative and Performing Arts (SCPA) - K-12
(Grades K-3 entry via magnet lottery; grades 4-12 entry via audition)

Applications to audition are accepted at SCPA October 19, 2016, through January 6, 2017. Information and Audition Packets are available on SCPA's website: SCPA.cps-k12.org

To enter SCPA in the 2017-18 school year:

  • Students entering SCPA at kindergarten through third grade and who live in the CPS district: Parents apply via CPS' online magnet application process (Round 1:  Nov. 12 - Dec. 10, 2016); seats are assigned based on random computer-generated numbers assigned to applications and by space available. No auditions required at K-3.
  • Students entering SCPA at grades 4-6 who live in the CPS district:  Students are required to audition to be considered for admission. Elementary auditions are Jan. 18 and Jan. 21, 2017. (After a student successully auditions, applications are submitted at the school; SCPA is not part of CPS' online magnet application process at grades 4-6.)
  • Students entering at grades 7-12 who live in the CPS district: Students are required to audition to be considered for admission. High school auditions are Jan. 17 and 19, 2017. (After a student successully auditions, applications are submitted at the school; SCPA is not part of CPS' online high school application process.)
  • Students who live outside the Cincinnati Public School District (Open Enrollment):  An out-of-district student interested in applying to SCPA must submit an online application during the Open Enrollment Period, April 1-30, 2017. Parents will be notified in June of a child's status. Note: Auditions are required to enter SCPA at grades 4 through 12. If an auditon is required, the out-of-district student must successfully audition prior to submitting an online application in April. Audition dates for out-of-district students: January 19, 2017 - grades 7-12; January 21, 2017 - grades 4-6.

Elementary College Preparatory

  • No program-specific requirements.

Magnet Schools offering the Elementary College Preparatory Program

Foreign Language and Culture

  • No program-specific requirements.

Magnet Schools offering Foreign Language and Culture Programs

Fundamental Academy

College Hill Fundamental Academy

  • After parents are notified that a child is accepted via the online magnet application process, school staff will contact the family and schedule a placement assessment involving parents, the child, the child's teacher and the principal.

Gifted Academies

Students qualify for entrance to CPS' gifted academies two ways:

  • Rank at the Superior Cognitive level on a cognitive abilities test.
  • Score at the 95th percentile or higher in two of the following subjects on the Terra Nova or other state-approved standardized achievement test: Reading, Math, Social Studies, Science. One of the two subjecs must be with Math or Reading. 

These are Ohio’s requirements to be identified as gifted and to participate in gifted programs. Qualification for entrance into CPS' gifted academies is based on 2nd-grade scores or higher.

Montessori

  • No program-specific requirements.

Magnet Schools offering Montessori Program

Online Program

  • No program-specific requirements.

Magnet Schools offering Online Program

Paideia

  • No program-specific requirements.

Magnet Schools offering Paideia Program

STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics)

  • No program-specific requirements.

Magnet Schools offering STEM Program

 

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