Applying to the Early College Magnet Program

Applying to the Darlington High School Early College Magnet Program is easy!    (Click here for the application once the application window opens.) We encourage you to follow the steps below, and please contact us if you need more information about how to apply.



Step 1: Virtual Magnet Presentations to 8th Grade Students
September: Week of September 21, 2020
Students will hear presentations at their school from the three district magnet programs.

Step 2: Apply
September 25, 2020 - TBA
Applications are available online. 
 Applications are based on (not in any particular order):
  1. Teacher recommendations
  2. Grades
  3. Behavior record
  4. Attendance
  5. Writing sample


Step 3: Wait for Acceptance Letter and Choose Your Program
January/February 2021
You will receive a letter from the district letting you know to which program(s) your child was accepted.  Please follow any instructions in the letter with regard to notifying schools or your desire to attend.  If you were not accepted to any of the programs to which you applied, you may appeal the decision with the district.


Step 6: Submit your Confirmation March 2021
Once your child has received an acceptance letter to the Early College Honors Program at DHS, you need to return your confirmation letter by the deadline. Failure to submit your confirmation will result in your child NOT being in the program, being ineligible to take dual credit college courses, and needing to apply again next year.