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Magnet Programs

Thank you for interest in the Hernando County Schools Magnet School lottery.
The application for the 2021-2022 School year has concluded.
Please read below for more information about waitlists.

If you have submitted an application for the 2021-2022 School year here are some things to know:

  • If you have been put on a waitlist your status will look like this WL-##, the hashtags will indicate your waitlist number. 

  • Waitlists for Chocachatti Elementary School, Challenger K-8, and Nature Coast Technical High School are updated when a seat becomes available. In order for movement to occur on the waiting lists, families have to refuse a seat offer or withdraw their student from the school.

    • NCTHS applicants: The next expected movement will take place on March 26th after students accept their I.B. and A.I.C.E. offers. 
  • To check the status of your application please log into you SchoolMint account by clicking the following link: SchoolMint

Previous Messages:

  • Magnet School Notifications will be sent from the SchoolMint platform. You will not receive a phone call from the school you applied to or the District Office. Notification will be in the form of a text and/or an email sent to the contact information you included in your student's application.
  • If you have been made an offer, you have 5 working days to accept your student's seat. If you do not accept your student's seat, the seat will be withdrawn. If you are offered more than one high school program, you must select one program and decline remaining offered programs within the same 5 day period. If you do not select a program offer, the offer will be withdrawn.

2021-22 Magnet Program Procedures

The Application for the Controlled School Choice for the 2021-2022 School Year is now live.

If you are looking for information on the Controlled School Choice Lottery please visit: Controlled School Choice Information

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