Academic Magnet Requirements

Academic Magnet Entrance Requirements

The following schools have academic requirements:hugging grad

Eligibility Requirements 

To be eligible to apply for a school with academic entrance requirements the following conditions must be met:

  • The child’s parent or guardian must be a resident of Davidson County to apply for an optional school.
  • The child must have an MNPS-issued student identification number issued by an MNPS enrollment center.
  • The child must meet an academic grade average and subject specifications as listed below.
  • The child must meet the eligible testing requirements as listed below.

Overview of 2022-2023 Academic Qualifications:

  • 85 GPA or higher (Q3, Q4, & Q1)
  • No missing or failing grades
  • National stanine of 14 or higher

Fall/Winter MAP tests– Reading & Math 
TN Ready (on track or mastered)

  • Academic Grade Average and Subject Specifications
    • Students must have an academic average of 85 or above for all subjects combined for the spring semester of the previous school year and the first grading period (whether six weeks or nine weeks) of the current school year, with no failing grades for any grading period (whether six weeks or nine weeks) in this time frame.
    • Students attending Head, John Early, Meigs and/or Rose Park middle schools and who are applying for an eligible summer pathway must have an academic average of 85 or above for all subjects combined for the second, third and fourth nine weeks of the current school year, with no failing grades for any grading period (whether six weeks or nine weeks) in this time frame and meet the testing requirements from the 2021-2022 Spring MAP Test or TN Ready test .
     
  • Testing Requirements for Eligibility*

    For entrance into a magnet school with academic
    entrance requirements during the 2022-2023 school year, a student can meet the assessment requirements as follows:

    • Students applying to Meigs Middle School, Martin Luther King Jr. School or Hume-Fogg High School for the 2022-2023 school year will meet the test score requirement with national stanine scores in Reading and Math from the 2021-2022 school year that total 14 or higher. An English Learner will meet the requirement with a stanine of 7 or higher in either of the two subjects. TN Ready for Reading and Math must be on track or mastered.
    • For Early College High School, the minimum score for incoming 9th and 10th grade students is a sum of 10 national stanine for Reading and Math combined.
    • Incoming 11th grade applicants to Early College High
      School must have:
      - a minimum score of 21 on the ACT or
      - a minimum score of the below on the SAT
      › 490 in English
      › 500 in math
      › 500 in critical reading
  • English Learners

    English learners who are currently enrolled in MNPS can meet the standardized test requirement with just one subject instead of two: either Reading/English/Language Arts or Math.

    For entrance into academic magnets during the 2022-2023 school year, an English learner  student can meet the assessment requirements in any one of the following ways:

    • An EL student will meet the requirement with a national stanine of 7 or higher in either Reading or Math from a 2021-2022 MAP Test. TN Ready for Reading and Math must be on track or mastered.
    • For Meigs Middle School, Martin Luther King Jr. School and Hume-Fogg High School, an EL student currently enrolled in MNPS will also qualify with recent (2020-2021) test results from a nationally normed achievement test that meet a minimum score of 7 national stanine or above.
    • For Early College High School, an EL student currently enrolled in MNPS will qualify with recent test scores from a nationally normed achievement test that meet a minimum score of 5 national stanine or above.
    • An EL student who is new to MNPS or perhaps even new to Tennessee can qualify by submitting test results from a nationally normed achievement test that meet a minimum score of 7 national stanine or above for either Reading/Language/Arts and/or Math.
  • Davidson County Students who are New to MNPS

    Davidson County student who is new to MNPS, the state of Tennessee, is currently a home school student, and/or currently enrolled in a private school may qualify with the following:

    • Meeting the academic grade average and subject specifications as stated above.
    • Meeting the testing requirements for eligibility by submitting test results from a nationally normed achievement test that meets a minimum score. Those can be met and or determined by the following:
    • In most cases, a state standardized test from another state, though it could also be a privately given test that is nationally normed and reaching the minimum score set at a sum of 14 national stanine for Reading/English/Language Arts and Math combined. In order to obtain these results, the parent(s)/guardian(s) will need to contact their child’s previous school or school district.
    • If a child has not taken a recent nationally normed achievement test, parents may choose to pay for private testing. The minimum score is set at a sum of 14 national stanine for Reading/English/Language Arts and Math combined for private testing.