“Magnet Awareness Week” offering prospective students a look at Huntsville magnet programs

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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) - The Huntsville City Schools system is holding "Magnet Awareness Week" October 27th-31st.

Magnet schools offer students an opportunity to receive specialized instruction in areas such as computer science, foreign languages and fine arts, while still completing all required course work.

The magnets are open to any student within the city limits.

Magnet schools have been a part of the system since 1984, when the Academy for Academics and Arts opened. Seven schools now participate. They include:

  • Academy for Academics and Arts - Kindergarten-8th grade
  • Academy for Science and Foreign Language - Kindergarten-8th grade
  • Williams Technology Middle School - 6th-8th grade
  • Columbia High School - 9th-12th grade
  • Lee High School - 9th-12th grade
  • J.O. Johnson High School - 9th-12th grade
  • New Century Technology High School - 9th-12th grade

As part of Magnet Awareness Week, each school will hold at least one open house. For the schedule, click here.

Parents may sign up online to participate. However, registration is not required.

The application process for Huntsville's magnet schools has not yet opened for 2015-16. Parents are encouraged to visit the school system's website to stay up-to-date on application deadlines.