Dear Parents of U-46 Eighth Graders,

    Last month each of our high schools hosted a virtual information session in order to provide detailed information about the application process for our five magnet academies. Since then, we have heard from many of you that you would like more information about the magnet academy application process. In response to these requests, we are hosting an additional information session on Thursday, October 22, 2020, from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. 

    During this event, we will review the magnet application process, highlight each magnet academy's theme, share the number of available student seats in each program and most importantly, answer questions. 

    If you are interested in attending this event, please register here: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_XkoRZV_HQTi9PIUc805MJw

    Once registered you will receive a Zoom link for the session. 

    For more information, please visit our website about our magnet academy programs


    Dr. Teresa A. Lance

    Assistant Superintendent of Equity and Innovation

    School District U-46

    • Magnet Academy application window will be open from October 1, 2020 through November 6, 2020!

    Unique to Chicagoland's Fox Valley, the School District U-46 Magnet Academy programs are designed to take high school students to new levels of creative, interdisciplinary learning and give them a head start on higher education. With a program housed in each district high school, magnet academy students tackle an intense curriculum in dedicated facilities with the latest learning materials and state-of-the-art equipment that complements each program's focus.
    Students are admitted through an application and review process. Eighth graders can submit completed Magnet Academy applications online starting October 1, 2020. Applications are due on or before 11:59 p.m. on November 6, 2020. Eighth graders can apply for admission to one of the five Magnet Academy programs: 
    • BEACON Academy of Media and Digital Arts at South Elgin High School
    • Gifted and Talented Academy at Elgin High School
    • Science, Engineering and High Technology Academy  at Bartlett High School
    • Visual and Performing Arts Academy at Larkin High School
    • World Languages and International Studies Academy at Streamwood High School 


    For more information on the application process or to fill out the online application, look under "News and Information" on this page. General questions about the Magnet Academies can be sent to magnetacademies@u-46.org.