Magnet Information for  2024-2025

Applications will be available for the 2024-2025 school year on November 13, 2023.  

Parents should go to GCS Magnet Page and apply through their backpack program.

Welcome to the Hughes Academy Magnet Page!

Hughes Academy Prospective Parent/Magnet Open House was on 10/10/23 from 5:30 - 7:00. Click here to see the Google Slide Presentation. 

Do you want to visit other magnet schools' Open Houses? Click on the Open House Flyer!

  Open House Flyer 


Applications will be available during the six magnet rounds. See the link below.

 Magnet Rounds

When you apply for the magnet program, please make sure you carefully read the Magnet Academies FAQs and the Magnet Application Procedures BEFORE starting your magnet application and then follow all procedures with submitting it! If these procedures are not followed, then we will be unable to process the magnet application! Additionally, please submit your magnet application only once and do not wait until the last second to submit your magnet application!

Parents/Guardians will apply to Magnet School through PARENT BACKPACK.

Greenville County Schools is excited to announce the addition of online magnet applications to the Parent Backpack Portal. Parents will have the option to apply online through their backpack account. To access the online version of the magnet application, parents should login into their PARENT BACKPACK ACCOUNT. Parents of students outside of Greenville County Schools can create a new user account for the purpose of applying to a magnet program at a GCS magnet academy.

Once in their backpack account, parents will . . .

Select "Programs" from the column on the left.

Select "Apply to a Program."

Available programs will show on the screen.

Select "Apply" beside Magnet Academies to begin the magnet application process.

Parents will be able to apply for multiple magnet academies in the online system, but they will only be able to submit the magnet application once.

Parents should make sure to select all magnet academies for which their student desires to apply and complete all sections of the magnet application before selecting submit.

 For more information visit the  GCS Magnet Page  

  Check out these other informational links:

Prospective Parent Magnet Night Brochure 2023

Magnet Night Google Slide Show 2023


Tour Information