Magnet Program

J. L. Mann High School

Academy of Mathematics, Science, and Technology


Contact Brett Buzzell, Magnet Coordinator at (864) 355-6326 or .

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J. L. Mann School Video (2019)


Magnet Open House:

Tuesday, October 5, 2021 at 6:00 p.m.

Due to the uncertainty and impact surrounding COVID-19, our plans change with little notice. Please regularly check this webpage for any updates.

Magnet Applications:

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 application and then follow all procedures with submitting it! If these procedures are not followed, then your application will be returned to you! Additionally, submit your magnet application only once! Do not wait until the last second to submit your magnet application!

Magnet Academies Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

J. L. Mann Magnet Application Procedures

2022-2023 High School Magnet Application

Starting with the 2020-2021 school year, all incoming magnet freshmen will participate in the NewTech@Mann program for their first year.

If you have any questions regarding the NewTech@Mann program, please contact Dr. Cindy Alsip, NewTech@Mann Director at (864) 452-1001 or .


  • Students who live outside J. L. Mann High School's attendance zone must apply to and be accepted into the Magnet Program in order to attend the school and participate in an academic program such as NewTech@Mann. These students can apply to enter the Magnet Program in the 9th, 10th, or 11th grade. Student acceptance into the Magnet Program is based on four criteria: grades, attendance, discipline, and a student statement of interest in one of the school's three magnet focus areas. The three magnet focus areas at the school are mathematics, science, and technology. Students choosing Mathematics as their magnet focus area should have passed at least Algebra 1 prior to high school. Students must be able to complete the course requirements in their chosen magnet focus areas by the end of their senior year.

  • Students who live inside the school's attendance zone (homebase students) may ask the magnet coordinator to be considered for the Magnet Program. These students must complete a Homebased Magnet Declaration Form, a Magnet Student Contract, meet with their school counselor, and meet with the magnet coordinator prior to March 1 and registering for courses for the following school year.

J. L. Mann High School Homebased Magnet Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

J. L. Mann High School Homebased Magnet Declaration Form (current zoned students only)

J. L. Mann High School Magnet Student Contract

  • All students in the Magnet Program must complete the course requirements in their chosen magnet focus area(s) and a Senior Capstone Experience in order to graduate with magnet distinction.