School Choice/Magnet/Home Education

Magnet Programs

Thank you for interest in the Hernando County Schools Magnet School lottery.

The application for the 2022-203 School year will go live on SchoolMint on October 12, 2021.
Please read below for more information about 2022-2023 Magnet Lottery.

Notice to Parents and Families: Magnet School Applications

The Hernando County School District will be accepting applications for Magnet Schools for the 2022-2023 school year via SchoolMint . The application will go live on the SchoolMint website on October 12th – November 14th. Please note there will no longer be orientation meetings at the schools. Each school, Chocachatti Elementary School, Challenger K8 School, and Nature Coast Technical High School will post an orientation presentation on their websites. 

Attention families ZONED for Nature Coast Technical High School:

If your student will be NEW to NCTHS, please make sure you submit an application to ensure your student receives one of his/her programs of choice.

NEW for 2022-2023! - Portfolio Submission

Chocachatti Elementary School Portfolio submission will be electronic. Last day to upload your child's portfolio to SchoolMint is November 18, 2021.

Challenger K8 School Portfolio submission will be in-person drop-off at the Hernando County School District Office, located at 919 N. Broad St, Brooksville, FL, 34601. Portfolio drop -off dates and times are as follow:

Wednesday, November 17, 2021, 8:00am to 6:30pm

Thursday, November 18, 2021, 8:00am to 6:30pm

Nature Coast Technical High School is lottery only


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

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