For Immediate Release: Feb. 17, 2021
Contact: Nora Shoptaw (336) 370-8386
Media Desk (336) 574-5730
Two Weeks Remain in Magnet Application Window
Deadline is March 3; Virtual school applications now open
Greensboro, N.C. – Only two weeks remain for families to apply for Guilford County Schools’ award-winning magnet and choice options. The deadline for applications is Wednesday, March 3, at 5 p.m.
More than 1,600 visitors participated in the virtual choice showcase<www.gcsnc.com/Page/73265>, held the week of Feb. 1-5. For those who missed the chance to join a live event, recordings are posted. Potential applicants can also view school informational videos and fact sheets to learn more about each program. Click here for more information<www.gcsnc.com/Page/73265>.
Families may also register for the district’s two virtual schools: Guilford eLearning Virtual Academy (K-5) and Guilford eLearning University Prep (6-8). The registration window for these schools opened Feb. 16 and will close March 3. This is a separate registration process and will not count toward a student’s magnet application count.
No action is required for current K-4 or 6-7 virtual school students who wish to remain at their school. Students in grade 5 who wish to continue to the virtual middle school must register through the registration portal by the March 3 deadline.
Current virtual school students who wish to return to their previously assigned school for the 2021-22 school year may submit a reassignment request during the reassignment period, which is May 1 through July 1.
To apply to any of these schools and programs, visit gcsnc.schoolmint.net<gcsnccom.sharepoint.com/sites/depts/communications/Shared%20Documents/Media%20Relations/Media%20Sent/2021/February%202021/gcsnc.schoolmint.net>. Instructional videos are posted there.
About Guilford County Schools
Guilford County Schools, the third largest school district in North Carolina and one of the 50 largest of more than 14,000 in the United States, serves 70,000 PK-12 students at 126 schools. With approximately 10,000 employees, GCS works in partnership with parents, businesses, colleges and the community to deliver an education that connects student interests and skills with the careers and economy of our future here and around the world. We provide educational choices to meet individual student needs in a culturally diverse citizenship and new opportunities to help our students Soar to Greatness. For more information, visit the district’s website at www.gcsnc.com<nam05.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.gcsnc.com%2F&data=02%7C01%7Csilverj%40gcsnc.com%7C79407275dd6940ec549d08d7e890bf0b%7C9ae2fb1fdea24c4381947624fcbbb30c%7C0%7C0%7C63723358…>.
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