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Applying to the Darlington High School
Early College Honors Magnet Program is easy!  

We encourage you to review the process below.
Step 1: Magnet Applications Open TBD January 2024
Step 2: Magnet Presentations

Students will hear presentations from the district magnet programs.

Step 3: New Applicant Information Night TBD January of 2024

Attend our information night from 6:00 - 7:00 PM in the DHS Cafeteria.

Step 4: Application Window

TBD January of 2024
Applications are available online. 
 Applications are based on (not in any particular order):


Teacher recommendations Grades Behavior record Attendance Writing sample

Step 5: Magnet Application Processing & Evaluation TBD January - February 2024

Step 6: Magnet Student Shadow Experience  TBD in January or February of 2024

Step 7: Results Notification
TBD Spring of 2024
Students will receive an email from the district 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 8: Magnet Appeals Period 
TBD Spring of 2024

Students requesting an appeal will be contacted and asked to complete an appeal interview during this part of the process. The magnet appeal deadline is TBD Spring 2024, and appeal interviews will be held on dates TBD in the Spring of 2024. 

Step 9: Final Notification TBD Spring of 2024
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 10: Program Confirmation TBD Spring of 2024

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. Even students zoned to attend DHS who are accepted to the ECHP need to submit their confirmations. Failure to submit the confirmation will result in NOT being in the program, not being ineligible to take dual credit college courses, and needing to apply again next year.