Magnet schools are public schools that are run by the same administration as traditional public schools, but which exist outside of normal zoned school boundaries. These schools typically receive additional funding, allowing them to provide distinctive curricula or instructional methods in order to attract students from across district boundaries.
Magnet school offerings differ greatly from one place to the next, but if a good magnet program is available in your area, it may be worth looking into. Some of the best high schools in the country are magnet schools.
Magnet school admissions processes differ widely. Some magnet schools operate on a lottery system, while others have highly selective admissions procedures. Selective magnet schools often require minimum test scores, a strong academic record, and an interview process. C2 Education specializes in helping talented students earn admission to selective local magnet schools. Our local program directors guide students and parents through the admissions process while creating a personalized tutoring program to help students improve magnet school admissions test scores.
In many areas of the country, private schools can offer an excellent and rigorous educational experience. However, because private schools operate separately from the public school system, their funding and governance can differ greatly from that of other schools in your area.
For those families interested in applying to private schools, C2 Education provides the guidance and support necessary to navigate the complex and highly competitive private admissions school admissions process. Many private schools have a multi-stage admissions process that includes school visits, parent and student interviews, lengthy applications, and admissions tests such as the SSAT and ISEE. C2 Education can help parents and students prepare – academically, mentally, and emotionally – for the private school admissions process.
C2 Education Gets Results
C2 Education students can be found thriving on magnet, charter, and private school campuses across the country, including:
- Chesapeake Science Point (Anne Arundel County, MD)
- Montgomery Blair High School (Montgomery County, MD)
- Georgetown Preparatory School (North Bethesda, MD)
- The Potomac School (McLean, VA)
- Sidwell Friends (Washington, DC)
- Illinois Math and Science Academy (Aurora, IL)
- Harvard Westlake (Los Angeles, CA)
- Stuyvesant High School (New York, NY)
- Phillips Andover Academy (Andover, MA)