What is a Magnet School?
In most Indiana public school systems, students attend the school nearest their home or the one to which they are assigned. Magnet schools offer a unique area of focus and give opportunity for family choice. Each magnet school’s area of focus enhances the core curriculum.
MSD Lawrence Township created a system that allows families to attend their assigned neighborhood magnet school if that is their desire OR apply to attend another magnet school with a different area of focus.
Applying to a Magnet School Other Then Your Child's Assigned Neighborhood Magnet School
All elementary students (Grades 1-6) are assigned to a neighborhood magnet school.* Students may attend their assigned neighborhood magnet school without completing an online application. Families looking for options other than their assigned neighborhood magnet school may apply to another magnet school located on the same side of the district in which they reside.
Families unsure of their child’s assigned neighborhood magnet school should visit www.ltschools.org/maps-boundaries or call the MSD Lawrence Township Welcome Center at 317-423-8209.
*Some students with specific educational needs may have another school recommended to them other than their assigned school in order to receive those services.
Computerized Admittance Process (CAP)
The Computerized Admittance Process (CAP) is the system that is used when there are more applicants than there are openings for any program, school, or grade. Once the deadlines have passed, a final count of the number of open seats is determined. The number of applicants for that program, grade, or school is then reviewed. If there are more applicants than spots, the computer program is run to randomly sort the student’s program, school or grade.
Upon running the CAP, all of the applicants are randomly ordered and the number of students needed is taken from the top of the list. If your child does not get selected in the school of your choice, your child's enrollment will remain in the current school assigned.
Even if students meet the priority requirements, they MUST complete the application. Applications must be submitted by the deadline in order to receive the priority benefits. The computerized admittance process will be conducted with the following priority, if there is space available at the grade of the student:
Siblings of 1st through 5th grade students currently attending the school of choice will have priority.
Students of employees for MSDLT will have priority placement.
MSD Lawrence Township