2023 Academy Informational Sessions
Sept. 09, 2023
Dear Parents and Guardians of U-46 middle school students,
We invite you to attend our Informational Sessions and presentation events next month to learn more about the District’s high school Magnet Academies. Eighth graders can apply for admission to the following five academy programs:
- Beacon Magnet Academy of Media and Digital Arts at South Elgin High School
- International Baccalaureate Candidate Academy at Elgin High School
- Science, Engineering, and High Technology Magnet Academy at Bartlett High School
- Visual and Performing Arts Magnet Academy at Larkin High School
- LEAD (Leadership, Entrepreneurship, Action, and Design) Magnet Academy at Streamwood High School.
Application and Lottery Process for U-46 Academies
The application process for the District’s five Magnet Academies will open Wednesday, October 4, 2023. Students who are in 8th grade can submit applications from October 4 through 11:59 p.m. on Monday, October 31, 2023. Students are required to have a 2.0 GPA and two letters of recommendation to be considered. Additional information on preferences and priorities for the lottery is available at this link along with access to the application platform: https://www.u-46.org/magnetacademies.
Informational Sessions By School
To help students and their families better understand the focus of the Magnet Academies, all five high schools are hosting informational sessions during the month of October. The schedule is available below.
Director of Educational Pathways
School District U-46
If you are interested in attending one or more open houses, you will be able to find links to the presentations on our website https://www.u-46.org/magnetacademies.
October 4- Magnet Academy Application Window Opens
October 4 - EXPLORE 2022 Parent Showcase
October 5 - EXPLORE for 8th-Graders
The month of October - Magnet Academy Open Houses
October 31 - Magnet Academy Application Window Closes
November 8 - Lottery Runs, Families are Notified through Email
November 15 - Acceptances Due