Innovative Programs

Opens Jan. 3, 2023 -

Closes Jan. 27, 2023

We have a new enrollment application for the innovative magnet programs WITH ONE APPLICATION PERIOD: Jan. 3-Jan. 27, 2023.

The Innovative Programs Online Magnet Application contains applications for the following:

1. Montessori Magnet Program at Bay Road Elementary School (3K-3rd)

2. Darlington County Virtual Academy (DCVA 1-12)

3. Darlington High School Early College Honors Program (9th-12th)

4. Hartsville High School International Baccalaureate Magnet Programme (9th-12th)

5. Lamar High School Institute of Biomedical Innovation (rising 9th ONLY)

6. Mayo High School for Math, Science, & Technology (9th-12th)


  1. Click on the 'apply online' button to the left.

  2. If your child attends school in DCSD, you may sign in using your email address and password used for school registration. ***If your child attends school OUT OF DISTRICT OR OUT OF STATE, you will need to create an account to login.

  3. You are allowed to SAVE your information by selecting your initials in top right of the online application. Once you submit your application, you may print the application for your records.

  • Students zoned for Brockington Elementary, Darlington Middle, and Hartsville Middle who wish to participate in the school's immersion programs should check the school’s website or call the school for the specific information.

  • Students zoned for Thornwell School of the Arts will NOT be required to apply.

  • If a parent should want his/her child to attend any school in the district that is outside of his/her assigned zone, the parent will need to make that request through the Expanded Choice option in February.

Please click on the icons below to visit each Innovative Programs' page.

Traditional Magnet Programs


Montessori Magnet

Gifted & Talented