Welcome to our School Choice/Magnet Schools webpage!
Gaston County Schools is launching new school choice Academy programs for the 2019-2020 academic year. The additional programs will triple our number of school choice/magnet school options for students and parents.
The new Academy programs are in six areas: Career, Collegiate Prep, Health Sciences, Leadership, Public Service, and Technology and Industrial Engineering.
Click on each school name for information about our 13 new Academy programs for the 2019-2020 academic year:
Leadership Academy @ Costner 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
Technology and Industrial Engineering Academy @ Bessemer City Middle School
Career Academy @ Hunter Huss High School
Collegiate Prep Academy @ Forestview 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
In addition to our new Academy programs for 2019-2020, we have experienced great success in recent years with our six existing school choice/magnet schools.
They are (click on the school name for information):
Hawks Nest STEAM Academy
Gifted and Talented Academy @ Pleasant Ridge Elementary School
STEAM Academy @ Stanley Middle School
Gaston County Virtual Academy
Gaston Early College High School
Highland School of Technology
The application period ended at 5:00 p.m. on February 28, 2019.