Magnet Corner

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We are so excited for our 2020-2021 Magnet Recruitment Season.  We want to welcome you to our AMAZING school.  Arvida is a staple of strong academics, exemplary core values, fun extra-curricular programs with an all-encompassing family environment.  As we navigate through these uncertain times, please note that Arvida is committed to achieve academic success and an overall safe and nurturing school environment. 

The Magnet Recruitment season in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic has changed quite a bit.  At this time, MDCPS is not allowing physical school tours, only virtual tours and virtual Zoom presentations.  Below you will find links to our Virtual Magnet Video and also a registration link for our Virtual Magnet Zoom Meetings that include magnet program presentations as well as a Q & A session.  You can view the video at any time but you must register for the Virtual Zoom meetings through the link below.  Note that space is limited for each Virtual Magnet Zoom Meeting.   

Application Process

  1. Application period is from October 1st, 2020- January 15th, 2021. 
  2. To apply, visit 
  3. Once you submit your application, no changes can be made.  We encourage you to research all the schools your child is interested before submitting an application. 
  4. The acceptance process is a random lottery. 
  5. For Arvida Middle, you must select one of our magnet programs, either the Global Studies Environmental Magnet or the Forensic Science Magnet. 
  6. Once you submit an application, you will await lottery results from MDCPS School of Choice on March 15th, 2021. 
  7. School of Choice phone number: 305-995-1922

Virtual Magnet Video: View Here

Virtual Magnet Zoom Tours: View Here

We will be offering Virtual Magnet Zoom Tour Sessions once a week.  In an attempt to accommodate parents and students, some Virtual Magnet Zoom Meetings will be during the day and in the evenings.  Please click on link above to register for a zoom tour.