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Enrollment Eligibility Criteria for Lovejoy's Magnet Program

Applying to the Magnet 


Vision
The Mathematics and Computer Science Magnet Program aspires to create a community of lifelong learners who will be assets to their community by working towards computer science, global awareness and global engagement.

What are you applying to?

The Lovejoy High School Magnet Program is funded to accept students from Clayton County for incoming 9th Graders and current 9th graders. Because the Magnet Program's curriculum is interrelated between grades and sequentially different from other high schools, only students with an interest in computers, Chinese, science, and mathematics are accepted. Students take 3 years of the Computer Science pathway and 4 years of the Chinese.   Students are not permitted to transfer among magnet program within the county.  Should a student want to be removed from the program as a 9th grader, the student will have to reapply to another magnet program and meet the requirements for acceptance.  However, juniors and seniors are not eligible to be enrolled into any of the magnet programs in Clayton County Public Schools.   Students are provided transportation upon acceptance  

What else to expect when you are accepted?

The important point is that magnet schools are schools of choice – students are enrolled based on their interest in the school’s theme The Lovejoy High School's magnet program is Mathematics and Computer Science.  The magnet theme "challenging minds, changing lives" is based on providing opportunities for the students to be globally competitive.  Therefore, the magnet students at Lovejoy High School will take Chinese for 4 years (ie., Chinese I, Chinese II, Chinese III, & Chinese IV), and are immersed in a culture-rich environment that allows them to become balanced bi-cultural and bi-literate citizens for the global economy.  Also, the students will take Intro to Digital Technology, AP Computer Science Principles,  AP Computer Science A, and/or Game Design to complete their Career Technical Agricultural and Education pathway.  There is the expectation that the students will wear blue magnet polo on Mondays, pay $100.00 activity fee, and attend all magnet program activities.

Who should apply?

Students in Grade 8 with a strong interest in science, mathematics, and computer science who are enrolled in at least Algebra I  or Physical Science, or have three teacher recommendations may apply for entrance the in September for the following school year. Applicants must complete the enrollment form on the Clayton County Public Schools website and submit the necessary teacher recommendation forms to be considered.


Where and when can you get additional information?


Each Fall there are informational meetings about the magnet program for interested students and their parents/guardians. Families are invited to learn about the magnet program on the following dates:

October 1st - Applications open for 2020-2021 school year
October 30th - Application Assistance
November 2nd - Application Assistance
December 1st - Applications Close



Selection Criteria

The Mathematics and Computer Science Magnet Program's Career Technology Agriculture and Education curriculum is interrelated between grades and sequentially different from other high schools, only students entering 9th Grade and that are current 9th grade students are eligible to apply.  Please review criteria below:

 

Rising 9th Grade Students:

1st Priority

2.8 GPA(in core course area)

 

2nd Priority

2.8 GPA (in core course area)
Algebra 1 Honors Change to Algebra I Honors or successful completion of an Advanced Core
class
96% Attendance
2 Letters of Recommendation on the official CCPS form

 

3rd Priority

2.8 GPA (in core course area)
Score Proficient or Distinguished on 7th Grade ELA or Math GMAS EOG
96% Attendance
2 Letters of Recommendation on the official CCPS form


LHS 10th Grade Requirements


1st Priority
2.8 GPA (in core course area)
7 credits earned towards graduation

2nd Priority
2.8 GPA (in core course area)
2 Letters of Recommendation on the official  CCPS form
5 credits earned toward graduation

3rd Priority
2.8 GPA (in core course area)
3 Letters of Recommendation on the official CCPS for (one letter from a CTAE teacher)
5 credits earned towards graduation 

How do you apply?

Please carefully read the instructions for applying to the Magnet here. Once you have read through the instructions and gathered all relevant information, 8th grade and current 9th grade students can complete the online application here.  Parents/Students will have access to the application on October 1st. The application deadline is December 1st.

Further questions? Call the Magnet Program at Lovejoy High School (770) 473-2920, Ext 506126.

The Lovejoy High School Magnet Program does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, in any of its activities or operations.

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