More than 550 students are hoping for a spot to open up at the K-8 school near the University City area.
In total, more than 24,500 students applied for seats at one of the district’s magnet programs for the 2015-16 year, about 2 percent more than last year (here are last year’s lottery results). A shade less than 3,000 are on the wait list this year.
Much can change before school starts. Some parents will secure a seat at a magnet school, and later opt for their neighborhood school or a private school. Applications are open for the second lottery, to be held in June.
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Here are the magnet schools with the longest wait lists:
▪ Morehead STEM Academy: 556
▪ Park Road Montessori: 341
▪ Charlotte Engineering Early College at UNC Charlotte: 325
▪ Irwin Academic Center LI/TD: 219
▪ Chantilly Montessori: 167
▪ Elizabeth Traditional: 155
▪ Myers Park Traditional: 154
▪ Cotswold Elementary IB: 152