Elementary Magnet Schools, Elementary Programs of Choice,

and Middle School Magnet Information for Fall, 2021

The Hall County Elementary Magnet/Program of Choice and the Middle School Magnet application process will open on February 1 on each school’s website with an application deadline of March 19, 2021. Many of our magnet schools and programs of choice are holding parent information meetings this winter/spring. For a list of meeting dates and times, please go to each school’s website.

Students who live in the Hall County School District but are outside the program’s attendance zone may apply for admission. Parents of students who live outside the school’s attendance zone must provide transportation.

DVA & E2 Applications for 2021-2022 Are Now Available

High School Programs of Choice Application Now Open for Rising Freshman for 2021-2022

Hall County Schools Is kicking off the application process for the High School Programs of Choice for rising freshmen wishing to apply for the 2021-2022 school year. For more information about Hall County School District’s Programs of Choice, please go to the HCSD Programs of Choice webpage at: https://www.hallco.org/web/programs-of-choice/.

Applications will be available by December 2 on each school/program of choice webpage. Students may apply for up to 2 Programs of Choice. The application deadline is January 25, 2021. Parents will be notified of student acceptance decisions on February 19, 2021.

To apply for one of the high school programs of choice listed below, please go to https://applytohallco.org. Parents/Guardians will complete the first part of the program of choice application, and students will complete the rest.

There will be no district-wide High School Program of Choice Information Meeting this year, but program coordinators will be sharing information about parent/student information meetings on the program webpages, listed below. 


High School Programs of Choice: 2020-2021


School Program Coordinator Coordinator Email Program Webpage

Cherokee Bluff High School

LEGACY Lauren King Lauren.king@hallco.org https://cbhs.hallco.org/web/index.php/legacy-mission/

Chestatee High School

RACE Kimberly Holland

Rodney Stephens




East Hall High School

EPiCC Daniel Stainback Daniel.stainback@hallco.org https://sites.google.com/hallco.org/ehhs-epicc

Flowery Branch High School

STEAM Chelsey Woodall Chelsey.woodall@hallco.org https://fbhs.hallco.org/web/index.php/steam-2/

Johnson High School

JISA Holly Wilson Holly.wilson@hallco.org https://jhs.hallco.org/web/jisa-home/

North Hall High School

ATLAS Kate Warner Kate.warner@hallco.org https://nhhs.hallco.org/web/atlas/
STEM Deana Harper Deana.harper@hallco.org https://nhhs.hallco.org/web/stem-academy/

West Hall High School

i-squared Leigh Ann Nicolella

Adam Johnson




Magnet Schools & Programs of Choice

The Hall County School District has been featured in both the Wall Street Journal and Forbes magazine as an example of a school system where innovation in programming and technology is being used to emphasize students’ individual strengths and interests, and, consequently, to increase the number of students engaged in rigorous coursework.

Students are assigned to schools based on their residential addresses, and all schools have a variety of excellent programming options to meet students’ needs. However, it is our belief that students are most successful when they are involved in programs that engage and motivate them, that capitalize on their unique talents and interests.

Hall County Schools offers a school choice program that makes a highly personalized education available to all students. Currently, the system offers many magnet schools and programs of choice to bring innovative curricula to students in a more concerted effort to meet their individual needs.

Students may apply to a school with a certain focus or to a school with a unique program that matches their individual interests, aptitudes, and goals. Except for Howard E. Ivester Early College, Lanier College Career Academy, and World Language Academy (in some instances), parents of students who live outside the school’s attendance zone must provide transportation.

Magnet Schools Listing

Like Charter Schools, Magnet School concepts were developed through a thoughtful, comprehensive planning process during which parents, teachers and administrators “dreamed a school.”

After reaching consensus on innovative or unique educational options for all students, these schools gained approval from the Hall County Board of Education to use a focused, school-wide approach for increased engagement and achievement.

If families are interested in their children attending a Magnet School to which they are not zoned, they may submit an application to the school.

Competitive Programs of Choice

Any Hall County School District student may apply to a Program of Choice in his or her area of interest, regardless of home school assignment. Students are selected to participate in Programs of Choice through a competitive application process during which they are evaluated for the match between strengths and interests and the program goals, specialized content and instructional approaches.

Parents of selected students who live outside the school’s attendance zone must provide transportation. For applications and information about the selection process, please see the school’s webpage.

Elementary School Programs of Choice

Middle School Programs of Choice

High School Programs of Choice