High Schools - Magnet students in corresponding grades and magnet programs at the high schools listed below are to be enrolled in and successfully complete the minimum number of magnet theme-related courses indicated per year as designated by CMS course offerings and/or the school.
One course per year:
Phillip O. Berry Academy of Technology - Career Academy CTE course requirement
South Mecklenburg, West Mecklenburg - Academy of International Languages (Grade 11)
Two courses per year:
Northwest School of Visual and Performing Arts (Grades 9 & 10)
South Mecklenburg, West Mecklenburg - Academy of International Languages (Grades 9, 10 & 12)
Three courses per year:
East Mecklenburg, Harding, Myers Park, North Mecklenburg, West Charlotte - IBMYP (Grades 9-10)*
Marie G. Davis Military and Global Leadership Academy
Northwest School of Visual and Performing Arts (Grades 11 & 12)
IB Middle Years Program course requirements over Grades 9 & 10:
IBMYP magnet students take MYP designated courses including: English, Math, Science, Humanities, World Language (Language B), Arts and Physical Education. To continue in the IB program, high school IBMYP students are required to: 1) progressively schedule their MYP course work in order to meet grade 11 prerequisite course entry criteria; 2) take a full MYP course load and pass at least three MYP courses each year; and, 3) be promoted to the next grade. Tenth graders must complete the Personal Project.
IB Program course requirements over Grades 11 & 12:
East Mecklenburg, Harding, Myers Park, North Mecklenburg, and West Charlotte IB Program students must complete course work that will qualify them for the IB Diploma. Students earning the IB Diploma must successfully complete courses and examinations in six courses from five subject groups, concurrently over two years, as well as the core elements of the program (Theory of Knowledge, the extended essay, and creativity, action, service). An IB Diploma candidate must successfully complete six IB courses and exams (three or four courses at Higher Level) and the Theory of Knowledge course.
*There are entry requirements for the IB Middle Years Program (IBMYP), the IB Diploma program preparatory courses offered in middle school grades 6-8 and in high school grades 9 and 10. In order to continue to the IB Diploma program in eleventh grade, a student must progressively schedule coursework so that specific course requirements are met prior to the eleventh grade. Prerequisite courses for the IB Diploma program (grades 11 & 12) are as follows: English 9; English 10; Geometry; Algebra II; Earth/Environmental Science and/or Biology; Chemistry and/or Physics; World History; Civics and Economics; and Language B (e.g., French, German, or Spanish) at Level III. Rising eleventh grade students who apply for the IB magnet program must be able to meet these requirements in order to submit an application and must meet the requirements prior to enrollment in the program. (CMS Board Policy regulation JCA-R)
Magnet Continuation and Academic Progress
1. If a student receives a grade of “F” (i.e., quarter grade average below 70) in a required magnet course(s) as listed in Minimum Course Requirements for Student Continuation in Magnet Programs, an academic intervention conference will occur. The conference team should include the student, parent, teacher(s), counselor(s) and other identified staff as appropriate.
2. A Personal Education Plan (PEP) will be developed to support the student. Academic intervention support may include, but is not limited to: an extra period for the subject; in- school and after-school or Saturday tutorials; peer tutoring; on-line options; extra materials and other identified assistance measures.
3. The conference team will monitor the PEP for one quarter or longer, if necessary. Comprehensive documentation of the academic intervention including assistance measures, academic monitoring, and communications with the parent is required.
4. At the end of the intervention period, if none of the approaches designated in the PEP deliver the necessary outcomes, the school will give notice to the student and parent that the school will recommend that the Magnet Programs office exit the student from the magnet program at the end of the current school year. Parent/student acknowledgement of the change of status will be documented. The family may submit a Request for Reassignment/Transfer to return to the student’s home school. If the transfer option is not pursued, the student’s schedule will be reviewed and modified so the student is withdrawn from the magnet program but may remain at the school for remainder of the school year.
5. A new school choice must be made for the next school year. Prior to and during the magnet lottery application periods, the family may participate in the lottery application process in order to request a new school assignment for the next school year. After the close of the lottery application periods, the family may submit a Request for Reassignment/Transfer to another school. Otherwise, the student will be reassigned to the home school at the end of the current school year for the next year.
6. The student may not remain at the magnet program at the magnet school for the next school year.
7. If school staff does not comply with or provide adequate documentation of the PEP academic intervention procedures as stated in numbers 1, 2, 3, and 4 above, the student remains in the magnet program.