• Welcome to our School Choice/Magnet Schools webpage!

School Choice/Magnet Schools

Apply Now!

  • The application submission window open through February 28 at 5:00 p.m. for all school choice programs (except for the Gaston Virtual Academy). 


    Click here to submit an application.

School Choice Programs

Our Academy Programs

  • Career Academy



    Collegiate Prep Academy



    Health Sciences Academy



    Leadership Academy



    Public Service Academy



    Technology and Industrial Engineering Academy

  • You are invited

    School Choice
    Information Sessions

    ▪ Monday, January 27
    5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
    Myers Center, Gaston College (Dallas Campus)

    ▪ Saturday, February 22
    10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
    Myers Center, Gaston College (Dallas Campus)

    Students and parents are invited to attend one of our information sessions to learn about the 20 school choice/magnet school programs in Gaston County Schools.

    For most programs, students enter either at the kindergarten, sixth grade, or ninth grade level; however, some programs have limited space available at other grade levels.

    The sessions will feature a booth/table for each school choice/magnet school program.  Parents will have an opportunity to meet the principal and other school representatives, receive information, and ask questions. 

    All families in Gaston County Schools are invited.  The public is welcome.  Parents with a child who is currently enrolled in a private, charter, or home school in Gaston County are invited to attend as well.