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Applications for the 2024-25 school year now open!
11 October 2023 · Joseph Bakes
More than 1,800 applicants were received for the current school year, about a 15 percent increase over the previous year, with 575 students accepted. Isaiah Gomez/Middlesex County Magnet Schools
MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ – Applications are now being accepted for eighth-graders to attend the Middlesex County Magnet Schools in the 2024-25 school year. The Magnet Schools are free public high schools open to all Middlesex County residents, offering more than 30 career majors and a rigorous academic curriculum.
“The Magnet Schools are an amazing resource for Middlesex County residents,” Superintendent of Schools Jorge E. Diaz said. “Our goal is to prepare our students to be the workforce of the future while broadening their horizons with a challenging academic program.”
The application process can be started on the district’s website at www.mcmsnj.net/admissions.
The deadline to apply for Edison Academy Magnet School, which specializes in engineering, mathematics, science, and technology, and Woodbridge Academy Magnet School, which specializes in health and biomedical careers, is Nov. 22. An entrance examination and personal interviews are part of the process.
The deadline to apply for East Brunswick Magnet School, Perth Amboy Magnet School, and Piscataway Magnet School is April 1. Interviews are required, and School of the Arts majors require an audition.
There were more than 1,800 applicants for the current school year, about a 15 percent increase over the previous year, with 575 students accepted.
“We interview the whole student,” Assistant Superintendent of Schools Jeffrey Bicsko said. “We’re looking for what their passion is, what their interests are.
“Grades are important, but they’re not the only thing,” he added. “We encourage students and parents to attend an open house.”
Open houses are scheduled at all five Magnet Schools. All are from 10 a.m. to noon unless otherwise noted:
- Saturday, Oct. 14 — East Brunswick Magnet School and Woodbridge Academy Magnet School;
- Saturday, Oct. 21, 9 a.m. to noon — Edison Academy Magnet School;
- Saturday, Oct. 28 — Perth Amboy Magnet School;
- Saturday, Nov. 18 — Piscataway Magnet School;
- Saturday, Dec. 2 — East Brunswick Magnet School;
- Saturday, Dec. 9 — Piscataway Magnet School;
- Saturday, Dec. 16 — Perth Amboy Magnet School;
- Saturday, Jan. 20 — East Brunswick Magnet School;
- Saturday, Jan. 27 — Piscataway Magnet School;
- Saturday, Feb. 3 — Perth Amboy Magnet School.
Transportation to the Magnet Schools is provided by students' local municipal public school districts where they reside. The Magnet Schools offer numerous extracurricular clubs and athletic teams.
About Middlesex County Magnet Schools
Established in 1914 by the Middlesex County Board of County Commissioners as the nation's first vocational and technical high school district, Middlesex County Magnet Schools fulfill an essential need for free occupational training in the State of New Jersey. The district receives high school and adult education applications from nearly 118,000 families throughout Middlesex County. Students in the district benefit from 33 distinct career program offerings on campuses situated in five local municipalities: East Brunswick, Edison, Perth Amboy, Piscataway, and Woodbridge.
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