Applying to the Early College Magnet Program

The magnet application period for 2022-2023 is closed.

Check back in August 2022 for updated information.  

Applying to the Darlington High School Early College Magnet Program is easy!    (Click here for the application information.)  
We encourage you to follow the steps below.

Please contact us
if you need more information about how to apply.

Step 1: Magnet Presentations to 8th Grade Students
TBA January 2023
Students will hear presentations from the district magnet programs.

Step 2: Apply
TBA February 2023
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: Magnet Application Processing & Evaluation
TBA February - March 2023
Magnet applications will be evaluated during this part of the processes.

Step 4: Wait for Results Notification

TBA April 2023
Students will receive an email from the district letting informing students to which program(s) they were accepted.  Students who were denied acceptance to any of the programs to which they applied may appeal the decision with the district by following the directions provided in the email.

Step 5: Magnet Appeals Period 
TBA April 2023 

Students requesting an appeal will be contacted and asked to complete an appeal interview during this part of the process. 

Step 6: Final Notification TBA May 2023
Magnet applicants will be emailed final results of their acceptance and any waiting list information. Applicants will also be asked to confirm their place in the ECHP.

Step 7: Submit your Confirmation
TBA May 2023

Once students have received an email notifying them of their acceptance to the Early College Honors Program at DHS, they need to return their confirmation by the deadline. Failure to submit the confirmation will result in NOT being in the program, being ineligible to take dual credit college courses, and needing to apply again next year.