PHS Magnet Program


Magnet Application Information for 2022-2023 School Year:

  • Magnet Open House will be held virtually, but live, on Thursday, October 28th at 6:30 PM.  Zoom information will be released as the date approaches. More information on the programs, eligibility and meetings can be found Here
  • Applications will be available in ParentVUE on Friday, 10/8/2021.
  • Application deadline is Friday, 11/5/2021.
  • Results will be mailed and released to ParentVUE in the beginning of February 2022.
  • There will not be a CoGAT test for magnet applications this year. (updated 10/14/2021)
  • Parents can check the FAQ page to get updated application information. 

Other Information: Contact Division of Consortia Choice and Application Program Services by emailing


Magnet 2021-2022 Admissions Information:

 9th Grade Course Registration and House Requirement Details Below.

Global Ecology Certificate Overview

Global Ecology Ninth Grade Class Information

Humanities Certificate Overview

Humanities Ninth Grade Class Information

SMCS Certificate Overview

SMCS Ninth Grade Class Information


2021-2022 Course Listing HERE!


Virtual Magnet Invited Welcome Information 

  Current magnet students welcome you through the videos below!

Global Ecology Video

Humanities Video

SMCS Video

Answers to the Invited Welcome Night questions HERE!

ISP Welcome Night Question and Answers HERE!



Use the following link to view recorded course information for each house, such as courses, college recognition and more! 

Applicant Wait Pool FAQ's


 Houses Photo, Global Ecology, Humanities and SMCS  


Global Ecology Excellence with Natural Mandalas. Take A Look!

Upcoming Events



Please contact the Magnet Office via email:

MCPS Special Programs website - for up-to-date information on the Application Process

General Information

Videos of Magnet Activities and Projects:

Magnet Program Brochure

Program Information from MCPS office of Special Programs 

College Acceptance List for the Class of 2019


  • List of Days When 8th Period is Cancelled (No 4:30 pm buses) for 2021-22 School Year can be found HERE.