Application Information and Eligibility Criteria

CCPS Magnet Programs Site:
https://sites.google.com/clayton.k12.ga.us/schoolchoice/magnet-programs?authuser=0

CCPS Magnet Application Site: 
The School Choice application for Magnet Programs is online. Please visit  link to complete the application process:https://sites.google.com/clayton.k12.ga.us/schoolchoice/applying-online?authuser=0 

We are no longer accepting applications for the 2021-2022 school year. Applications for the 2022-2023 school year will be available from November 1, 2021 - December 1, 2021 for on time applications. Late Applications will be accepted from February 1, 2022 - March 1, 2022

Upcoming School Choice Fairs:
*February 5, 2022: 9:00AM - 12:00PM (Forest Park High School - 5452 Phillips Drive, Forest Park GA 30297)


Presentation for Prospective Parents and Students: Elite Scholars Academy Informational Meeting Prospective Parents_Students 10.2021.pdf

Elite Scholars Academy Criteria and Requirements:

Every student in the early college academic magnet program is required to meet specific academic and behavior guidelines. Upon entering the program, parents and students sign a commitment form stating that, in order to remain in the program, the guidelines must be met.
 
Middle School Eligibility:
1.) 6th-8th 
grade students are required to score Proficient and above in Mathematics and Reading on the Georgia Milestones Assessment or the equivalent. For the 2022-2023 school year, 6th-8th grade students are required to score  in at least the 75th percentile range of the MAP Assessment in Reading and Mathematics during the second administration.
2.) Two online recommendation forms from current teachers
3.) Discipline infractions may impact final acceptance into the program
*Sibling preference is not granted for this program


High School Eligibility: 
Students entering the high school must have a 3.0 GPA.
*Sibling preference is not granted for this program
9th Grade, 1st Priority:
3.0 GPA
96% Attendance
Foreign Language I Completion
Algebra I Completion
Physical Science Honors Completion 
Two online recommendations 
Discipline infractions may impact final acceptance into this program.

9th Grade, 2nd Priority:
3.0 GPA
96% Attendance
Foreign Language I Completion
Algebra I Completion
Two online recommendations 
Discipline infractions may impact final acceptance into this program.

10th Grade 
In order to be considered for lottery, all current  9th grade students must show successful  completion of the following courses by the end of 9th grade. All students must also have an  overall 3.0 GPA. 
• Math – Algebra I and Geometry 
• Science – Physical Science and Biology
• Foreign Language – 2 years of foreign language 
• Social Studies – World History 
• English – 9th Grade Literature 
• Two online recommendations 
• Discipline infractions may impact final  acceptance into the program
*All students must be on track to have earned between 8th and 9th grade nine (9) or ten (10)  high school credits. 

At the end of the semester, the student will be placed on probation if he or she has not met the required standards. At the end of the second semester, the student will be dismissed from the program if the required standards still have not been met. Two or more classes (academic or elective) failed will result in immediate dismissal from the program. Elite Scholars Academy has a different schedule than that of other schools in Clayton County Public Schools. As a result, students who are dismissed before the semester or parents who withdraw their student before the end of the semester must meet with the school counselor to determine the impact of leaving during Elite Scholars Academy's academic year.

Attendance:
Failure to meet the expectations listed below will result in the student being placed on probation for the remainder of the school year. The student/parent will be required to provide an excuse for all subsequent tardies or absences according to the Georgia State Board Rule JB and O.C.G.A. 160-5-1-10. Students who fail to meet this expectation will be dismissed from the program.

Conduct Expectations:

1.) Abide by the student code of conduct as outlined in the CCPS Parent/Student handbook
2.) Three or more level 1 infraction referrals may result in probation for the remainder of the school year.
3.) Level 2-4 infractions may result in immediate dismissal from the program
A student can be placed on probation if any of the above requirements are not met. If any of the offenses listed above is violated other than the offense for which your student is being placed on probation, dismissal from the program will occur. If the same is violated for which the student was placed on probation, dismissal will occur based on the following: Five unexcused absences or tardiness on ten occasions following probation for attendance reasons, one discipline referral reported to the administrative staff following probation for attendance reasons.                                                 

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