Magnet Schools and Specialized Programs Information

  •  Magnet
    Welcome to the RCSS Magnet and Specialized Programs
    Information Page 
    Thank you for your interest in our outstanding magnet schools and specialized programs. We have a variety of programs to meet the needs of every student. 
    Magnet Schools
    A. R. Johnson Health Science & Engineering Magnet School
    C. T. Walker Traditional Magnet School
    John S. Davidson Fine Arts School
    Richmond County Technical Career Magnet School
    Specialized Programs
    Academy of Richmond County (IB Middle Years,  Diploma, and Career-Related Programmes)
    A. Dorothy Hains Elementary School (STEM)
    Copeland Elementary School (IB Primary Years Programme) 
    Cross Creek High School (NJROTC)
    Garrett Elementary School (Arts Infusion)
    Goshen Elementary School (STEAM) 
    Hephzibah Elementary School (IB Primary Years Programme)
    Hephzibah Middle School (IB Middle Years Programme)
    Hephzibah High School (IB Middle Years Programme) 
    Lake Forest Hills Elementary School (IB Primary Years Programme)
    Langford Middle School (IB Middle Years Programme) 
    Lucy C. Laney High School (Academy for Advanced Placement Studies and Early College Academy)
    Spirit Creek Middle School (Robotics and Computer Programming) 
    Tutt Middle School (Arts Infusion)
    Warren Road Elementary School (Arts Infusion)
    Westside High School (AP Academy) 
    Magnet Schools vs Specialized Programs
    Magnet Schools: Public schools offering specialized instruction and programs. Magnet schools draw students from across the school system rather than the traditional school zones defined by the school board. Students wishing to attend a magnet school must complete the magnet application process and meet the required criteria.
    Specialized Programs: Specialized programs offered within comprehensive schools. Specialized programs operate as a “school within a school” or "whole school." In addition to serving their traditionally zoned students, specialized programs draw students from across the school system. Students wishing to attend a specialized program must complete the Magnet and Specialized Progams Application process and meet the required criteria.
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  • FAQ About Davidson's Auditions

    Students who selected Davidson as their first or second choice will receive an invitation to audition if they they met the following minimum criteria during the application process:
    • performed at or above grade level on the reading and math test
    • maintained a B average in all core subjects last year
    Students who met the minimum criteria will receive an email audition invitation. The invitation will be sent to the primary email provided during the application. Davidson will also post a copy of the audition schedule on their website ( Students will be listed by their application identification number.  After the initial academic screening, acceptance into Davidson is based solely on the audition performance. Due to the large number of applicants, entry into Davidson is extremely competitive. Applicants who do not receive an audition invitation will still be considered for their other magnet school or magnet program choices.