February 01, 2014
I am in 8th grade, and have just been accepted by Academic Magnet. I go to Buist Academy for Advanced Studies, and have credits for both Spanish and Algebra 1. I have not attended Magnet, of course, so I cannot discuss the community, teachers, or academics. However, I can discuss the requirements of getting in. Magnet looks at your grades in Humanities(Social studies), Math, ELA, and science for the 7th grade; They also look at your first quarter grades for 8th grade. In order to be accepted, you must have an 85 or above in these classes. Academic Magnet also looks at a written essay- You have about 1 hour to complete it, and is taken at either Magnet or your school. They also look at your ACT and teacher recommendations. I have A/Bs in all my classes, my lowest score being an 87, and having most of my scores above a 90. I did not get the results of the essay. My teachers love me(I... think...), so I was pretty confident in that area.). And for my ACT scores, I got a 100 percentile. Also, for my PSAT(Magnet does not look at this) I got 80% in the nation compared to 10th graders. :D When I finally received the letter, I was ecstatic. I wasn't even on the wait list!
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