What are Magnet Programs?:
Magnet programs are schools of choice that offer unique courses of study focusing on student’s interests, talents and abilities. As part of the public school system, Magnet programs are provided at no cost to eligible students.
Who Can Attend a Magnet Program?:
Application to Magnet programs is open to all school-age children who either attend or are eligible to attend a Miami-Dade County Public School.
When Do I Apply for Admission to a Magnet Program?:
Applications for magnet programs are accepted October 1 through January 15. Applications received during this period will be considered for the next school year. Applications may be submitted electronically if you have a Parent Portal account or printed out and mailed to the Schools Choice and Parental Options office. Please do not send or drop off applications at iTECH @ Thomas A. Edison Educational Center.
How Are Students Selected for a Magnet Program?:
Once a completed application is received, eligibility is determined at the school site. After an application is declared eligible, a random selection process is used for student selection.
What are the Eligibility Requirements?:
iTECH @ Thomas A. Edison Educational Center is an interest-based program. Students should show an expressed interest in one of the programs offered:
- Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)
- Geospatial Information Systems (GIS)
- Microsoft Software Solutions (iCode)
What Other Documentation is Needed?:
The Magnet application must be submitted directly to the Schools Choice and Parental Options office. If the student is enrolled in a Miami-Dade County Public School, no other documentation is required. If the student is enrolled in a private school or will be entering Miami-Dade County Public Schools for the first time, a copy of the final report card for 7th grade, a copy of the first report card for 8th grade must be submitted directly to the school site
Is Transportation Provided to Magnet Programs?:
According to School Board guidelines, transportation availability is limited and may not be available to all students.
Where Do I Apply for Admission to a Magnet Program?:
Applications are obtained online at www.miamimagnets.org or by contacting the Schools Choice and Parental Options office at 305-995-1922.
Who Do I Contact If I Have Questions About iTECH @ Thomas A. Edison Educational Center?:
For questions about the Magnet programs at iTECH, please call the school’s main office at (305) 762-5000.