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Magnet Program Application Information

Magnet Application Information -

2019-2020 School Year (For 2020-2021 Year)

Shadowing Dates: 

October 21, 2019 – December 13, 2019  

Only one shadowing experience per student is allowed for each program. 


Please call Mrs. Spicciati 727-669-1131 x 1 to set an appointment for Medical Magnet.

Please call Mrs. Voigt 727-669-1131 x 2 to set an appointment for IB. 

Once you set your appointment, we will email you a confirmation.  Please email Mrs. Spicciati with any medical magnet questions or Mrs. Voigt with any IB questions.  If you need to cancel your appointment, please let us know in advance so we can allow another student to have the opportunity to shadow. 


Students are to be dropped off at 7:15 a.m. and will spend the day with a 9th grade student.  Students must spend the entire day with the student that they are assigned to.  Shadow guests can receive a discipline referral per Student Code of Conduct at their home school for not following this rule.  Be sure to have your child ask questions, as that is how they will find out the most information.  Please send either lunch or lunch money.  Dismissal is at 1:55. No transportation is provided for shadowing.


Discovery Night:  November 14, 2019   6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.


Assistance for parents applying:  Assistance will be offered to parents needing assistance making an application:

January 9, 2020 Garrison Jones Elementary Media Center (North County)

January 14, 2020 Gibbs High School Media Center (South County)


Magnet Fairs:    

October 29, 2019 Countryside High School 6:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m.

November 2, 2019 Pinellas Park High School 9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.                  


Application Period: 

January 8, 2020 – January 17, 2020.  You will need a portal password to apply.    If you are applying from a private or out of county school, you can go into your closest school, with your driver’s license to get your password.  If your child is coming from a private school, once you make the application please submit 7th and 8th grade report cards as well as standardized test scores to either or both programs.


Acceptance Period: 

February 10, 2020 – February 21, 2020.  You go online during this time to see if your child was accepted and you can accept the seat.  You will also find out if your child was placed on the waiting list.


New Invited Sibling Priority Period/Appeals:

February 24, 2020 – February 28, 2020


Calling from the Wait List begins: 

March 4, 2020


Late Application Period begins: 

March 23, 2020