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Eligibility, Requirements, and Application Information

CCPS Magnet Programs:
Link:
https://www.clayton.k12.ga.us/departments/magnet_programs
Parents with students in Pre-Kindergarten through grade 9 will have an opportunity to choose from an array of theme-based curricula offerings at elementary, middle, and high school levels that provide innovative and rigorous academic instruction by specially trained teachers. These magnet programs engage students and provide them with a pathway to post-secondary education and career options. 


CCPS Magnet Application Site: 
Link: http://www.clayton.k12.ga.us/departments/magnet_programs/magnet_application_process/
The School Choice application for Magnet Programs is online. Please visit this link to complete the application process. The application portal will only allow those students who are current Pre-Kindergarten through 9th Grade students to apply.

Important Dates for 2021-2022 School Year:
October 1, 2020 - Applications Open

December 4, 2020 - Deadline to Submit an On-Time Application

April 1, 2021 - Notification of Lottery Results Begins for ON-TIME Applicants

Elite Scholars Academy 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.
Presentation about Elite Scholars: Elite Scholars Academy School Choice Fair Presentation 2020.pdf

Middle School Eligibility:
1.) For 2021-2022 school year applicants, 6th-8th grade students are required to score in at least the 75th percentile range of the MAP assessment during the second administration.
2.) Two letters of recommendation on the official CCPS form
3.) Discipline infractions may impact final acceptance into this 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
Two letters of recommendation on the official CCPS form
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 letters of recommendation on the official CCPS form
Discipline infractions may impact final acceptance into this program.

9th Grade, 3rd Priority:
3.0 GPA
Algebra I Completion
Two letters of recommendation on the official CCPS form
Discipline infractions may impact final acceptance into this program.

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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