Guilford County Magnet Schools

Guilford County Magnet Schools

Because the "one size-fits-all" philosophy doesn't apply to education, Guilford County Schools offers a magnet school option.  There are forty-four magnet schools in Guilford County with seventeen different magnet themes.  Some schools  specifically serve our advanced learners, others offer the International Baccalaureate Diploma program.  Other schools focus on science, technology and the performing and visual arts, while others offer foreign language immersion.  Guilford County is also one of the few places in the country where you can get a free Montessori education for your student. 

The magnet schools are free to county residents but there is an application and interview process.  In 2011, open enrollment will be held from February 19 - March 18.  During the open enrollment period, there will be many opportunities to learn about the various programs and schools.    In addition to visiting individual schools, parents and students can attend the Guilford County Schools Magnet/Choice Fair on Saturday, February 19th from 9:00-12:30.  It will be held at the Greensboro Coliseum Pavilion.  Applications will be available online during the open enrollment period at the Guilford County Magnet Schools website.  Applications will also be available at each magnet school. 

Early College at Guilford College, Greensboro, NCThe excellent education provided by Guilford County Schools is getting national recognition.  Our Early College at Guilford College has consistently places near the top of nationally rankings.   In June 2010, Newsweek recently named the Early College at Guilford College as one of the nation's elite high schools.  Only 20 schools nationwide made the list.  U.S. News & World Report also ranked our The Early College at Guilford seventeenth in the nation for 2009, after collecting data on 21,000 public high schools.  In addition, on June 8, 2009, Newsweek included two Guilford County schools in its Top 100 list.  The Early College was nineteeth and Weaver Academy of Visual and Performing Arts was eighty-first.  The Early College at Guilford is one of our high schools that has formed a partnerships with a local college to offer high school students the opportunity to earn college credit before they graduate. 

No matter what your student's needs, chances are there is a Guilford County Magnet School to accommodate.

Contact Information

Andy Leung
Keller Williams Realty
1501 Highwoods Blvd #103
Greensboro NC 27410
336-508-1111
336-303-0389
Fax: 336-814-2110