Welcome to our School Choice/Magnet Schools webpage!
School Choice Programs
Here is a list of our 22 school choice/magnet school programs. Click on the title to learn about each program.
Gifted and Talented Academy @ Pleasant Ridge Elementary School
Hawks Nest STEAM Academy
Leadership Academy @ Costner Elementary School
Performing Arts Academy @ Pinewood Elementary School
Career Academy @ Southwest Middle School
Career Academy @ York Chester Middle School
Gifted and Talented Academy @ Cramerton Middle School
Leadership Academy @ W.C. Friday Middle School
Public Service Academy @ John Chavis Middle School
STEAM Academy @ Stanley Middle School
Technology and Industrial Engineering Academy @ Bessemer City Middle School
Career Academy @ Hunter Huss High School
Collegiate Prep Academy @ Forestview High School
Gaston Early College High School
Gaston Early College of Medical Sciences
Highland School of Technology
iAccelerate Academy @ Ashbrook High School
Leadership Academy @ North Gaston High School
Health Sciences Academy @ East Gaston High School
Public Service Academy @ Cherryville High School
Technology and Industrial Engineering Academy @ Bessemer City High School
Gaston County Virtual Academy (all grade levels)
Our Academy Programs
Submit an Online Application
The application submission window for the 2023-2024 academic year is closed.
The deadline to submit an application was Friday, March 3.
We had an opportunity to talk with WCSL 92.9 FM/1590 AM about School Choice in Gaston County Schools. Listen to our interview, which begins at the 0:34 mark.
Listen to our school choice commercial that is airing on KTC Broadcasting.