• The magnet school and magnet program application for the 2018-2019 school year will be available on this website between November 1, 2017 and January 12, 2018. If you are interested in applying to a magnet school or magnet program for the 2018-2019 school year, please visit our website for more information about our program offerings. 

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Magnet School/Program Information

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    Welcome to the RCSS Magnet Information Page 
    Thank you for your interest in our outstanding magnet schools and magnet 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

    Magnet 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 Magnet 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.
    Magnet Programs: Specialized programs offered within comprehensive schools. Magnet programs operate as a “school within a school” or "whole school." In addition to serving their traditionally zoned students, magnet programs draw students from across the school system. Students wishing to attend a magnet program must complete the Magnet Application process and meet the required criteria.
    Questions? Call us at 706-826-1123 or email us at magnet@boe.richmond.k12.ga.us

Early Conditional Acceptance Application Timeline

  • Early Conditional Acceptance Application Timeline for the 2018-2019 School Year

    • Magnet Fair at the Augusta Mall: November 4, 2017 from 10:00am-2:00pm
    • Application Window: November 1, 2017-January 12, 2018
    • Magnet Testing: January 2018 (dates and times to be announced)
    • Magnet Auditions and Interviews: February 2018 (dates and times to be announced)
    • Final Decision Letters Mailed: March 1, 2018 - All applicants will receive a final decision letter in the mail via the U.S. Postal Service

    Note: During the Early Conditional Acceptance phase, applicants will be selected based on their 2016-2017 final report card grades and their January 2018 magnet test scores. Students selected for early conditional acceptance MUST earn an 80 final average in all subjects during the 2017-2018 school year in order to be officially accepted. It is the applicant's responsibility to mail the school a copy of his or her 2017-2018 final report card by June 15, 2018. If the report card is not received or if the student does not earn at least an 80 in all subjects, the applicant's position will be given to the next qualified person on the waitlist.


RCSS Magnet Fair

  • Join us November 4th from 10:00am-2:00 pm at the Augusta Mall on the Lower Level near Macy's for our 2018-2019 Magnet Fair. Representatives will be on site to answer questions you may have about our programs and showcase our schools. We will have staff available to answer questions regarding the application process. This is a great opportunity for you and your child to become more informed about the many great options our school system has to offer.

School Options Guide

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Magnet Information

Late Application Timeline

  • Late Application Timeline for the 2018-2019 School Year

    Late Application Window: March 29, 2018-June 1, 2018

    Late Magnet Testing: June 15, 2018

    Final Decision Letters mailed: July 1, 2018 - All applicants will receive a final decision letter in the mail via the U. S. Postal Service

    Note: The late application process will be available to students who did not apply during the Early Conditional Application phase. Programs with available space will be listed as options during the Late Application Window. Military families with PCS Orders arriving in Augusta between January 1, 2018-September 1, 2018 should contact our office at 706-826-1123.

Magnet Application Calendar

  • Magnet Application Calendar
    A.R. Johnson Magnet School
    Academic - Quiz
    Academic - Test
    Academy of Richmond County
    Athletic Event
    Athletic Practice
    Beginning of Nine Weeks
    Butler High School
    Club Activities
    Cross Creek High School
    Curriculum & Instruction
    Davidson Fine Arts Magnet School
    End of Nine Weeks
    Field Trip
    Glenn Hills High School
    Hephzibah High School
    Lesson Plans
    Lucy C. Laney High School
    Musical or Art Event
    Parent Teacher Conference
    Professional Learning
    PTO/PTA Meeting
    Richmond County Technical Career Magnet School
    School Board Meeting
    Staff Meeting
    Student Activities
    Student Council
    Student Projects
    T.W. Josey High School
    Title I
    Westside High School
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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 (davidson.rcboe.org). 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.