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Magnet Schools

We're glad you are interested in our magnet schools and programs. To be considered for acceptance into a magnet school or program, each student must submit a complete application including all required documents.
(See details in Regulation 2206-R2)

You may apply to transfer to another TPS school for the 2019-2020 school year starting Monday, Nov. 5, 2018. Here are the dates:

Magnet schools/programs July 1-17, 2019 by 4 p.m.
Neighborhood schools
(not magnet)
July 1-17, 2019 by 4 p.m.
Required documents deadline No later than July 17, 2019 by 4 p.m.

 

How do I apply

Step 1: Determine your desired school(s)

You may apply to multiple schools (magnet or neighborhood) and rank your preferences.

The following schools are magnets schools or have magnet programs.

Step 2: Gather required documents

The Enrollment Center must receive all required documents by Jan 25, 2019.

Required Documents

BTW | Carver | Edison | TEAM @ Memorial

You must scan and upload the following while applying online or bring to the Enrollment Center for scanning.

  • Proof of address
  • Parent/guardian photo ID

Current TPS student? The Enrollment Center staff will collect the following documents from our student information system and from your current and last year's school.

Not a current TPS student? Inform your current school you need the following forms/information. A parent/guardian must deliver them to the Enrollment Center.
NOTE: There are multiple ways to deliver the teacher recommendation form. Detailed instructions are in the form.

  • Teacher Recommendation
  • Attendance  - 1st semester of current year and both semesters of last year
  • Grades - 1st semester of current year and both semesters of last year
  • Test scores - most current national normed test or last year's OSTP
  • Discipline record - 1st semester of current year and 2nd semester of last year

The following is for your information only.

  • Academic Middle School Score Sheet (coming soon)
    Academic High School Score Sheet (coming soon)
    The district uses these score sheets to determine acceptance.
  • Quadrants

Dual Language | Eisenhower | Mayo | Zarrow

You must scan and upload the following while applying online or bring to the Enrollment Center for scanning.

  • Proof of address
  • Parent/guardian photo ID
  • Birth Certificate if not currently enrolled in TPS
  • Proof of School Tour - Contact the school to schedule a required tour. The school will provide a signed proof of tour.

The following is for your information only.

Thoreau

You must scan and upload the following while applying online or bring to the Enrollment Center for scanning.

  • Proof of address
  • Parent/guardian photo ID

The following is for your information only.

Rogers College Jr High & High

You must scan and upload the following while applying online or bring to the Enrollment Center for scanning.

  • Proof of address
  • Parent/guardian photo ID

Current TPS student? The Enrollment Center staff will collect the following documents from our student information system and from your current and last year's school.

Not a current TPS student? Inform your current school you need the following forms/information. A parent/guardian must deliver them to the Enrollment Center.
NOTE: There are multiple ways to deliver the teacher recommendation form. Detailed instructions are in the form.

  • Teacher Recommendation - grades 8, 10, 11, 12
  • Meet college readiness standards on a state assessment or nationally normed test

The following is for your information only.



Step 3: Apply online

Apply for a Transfer

We encourage families to apply from home or a location you can complete the application process. The application takes about 20-30 minutes to complete.

Scan or photograph required documents and upload them to the online application form.

If you need assistance applying, you may visit the Enrollment Center. Some schools’ staff may be available to help you apply online. Contact your neighborhood school to confirm.

Step 4: View & reply to notifications

All notifications will be sent to the email you used to login to our online enroll/transfer system. It's the same email as your username.

Watch for email notifications concerning acceptance of your application.

Frequently Asked Questions

Application deadline and notifications

What is the deadline for the application?
The deadline to submit applications is 4 p.m. Dec. 21, 2018.  The deadline for submitting all documents is 4 p.m. Jan. 25, 2019.
Why do I need an active email address?
The guardian must have an active email address to create an account to fill out an application. We send notifications regarding application status, selection to a school, how to accept a seat at a school and information regarding waiting lists to the email used to set up the guardian’s account and dashboard. Guardians need to check the email regularly for notifications regarding transfers. If you do not have an email account, call Jill Blackwelder at 918-746-6138.
I received an email telling me my application is ineligible. What does that mean?
In most cases it means that we are missing required documents or we can't open attached documents. Please go to your dashboard to find more information regarding the steps needed to make the application eligible. You may also call or email Jill Blackwelder at 918-746-6138 or blackji@tulsaschools.org. If your student is an out-of-district applicant, the application will show as "ineligible," but it will be handled according to the process for out-of-district applicants described below.
How are parents notified if they are selected to participate in a program?
Parents of all magnet applicants are notified of their student's admission status by email. We also post student ID numbers of those accepted into criteria-based magnet programs on our website approximately two weeks after the selection committee meets.
I received notice that my student has been selected to attend a specific magnet program/ school. Is there anything else I need to do?
Yes, you must accept your seat at the program within the given time frame using your application dashboard. If you do not accept your seat by the deadline, you will be declined automatically and the seat will be filled from the waiting list.

Application process and documents

How do I access the online application?
You can find the online application at enroll.tulsaschools.org/apply. The application will be available starting at 8 a.m. Nov. 5, 2018. You can fill out the application on a variety of devices including a computer, tablet, smartphone, or any other device that connects to the internet. You may come to the enrollment center for assistance if needed.
How long does it take to complete the online application process?
Once you have set up your account using a valid email address, the process usually takes 10-15 minutes. 
Will I be able to apply for more than one magnet program?
Elementary magnet schools only allow one application. 
Secondary students may apply for one criteria-based school and/or one lottery-based school. Secondary students will rank their choices.
Can I submit one application for two or more students at a time?
No, each student must submit their own application.
Is there another way to submit an application other than online?
No, the application process is strictly electronic and online.
What if I do not have access to a computer?
Visit the Enrollment Center at 2819 S. New Haven Ave. We have computers available for you to use and staff to assist you. You may also use a smartphone, tablet or any other device that is connected to the internet.
I forgot my password and/or I can't get into my dashboard. What can I do?
Call 918-746-6138 or email Jill Blackwelder at blackji@tulsaschools.org for assistance.
My student is enrolled in Tulsa Public Schools or has been at one time. I do not know my child's student ID number. How can I get that number to use to complete the application?
There are three ways to get your student's ID number: (1) ask your child to tell you his/her lunch number, (2) ask your school, or (3) call the transfer office at 918-746-6138 or email Jill Blackwelder (blackji@tulsaschools.org) to get the number.
After I complete the online application, is there another step to complete the process?
Yes, you must upload or submit the guardian ID and proof of residency for all applications. Magnet schools may require additional documentation. For criteria-based schools you must request the current school complete the teacher recommendation form. The school can email or hand-deliver the teacher recommendation form to Ms. Blackwelder at the Enrollment Center on your behalf or they can return the completed form to you in a signed sealed school envelope for you to deliver to the Enrollment Center.
Once I've submitted the application electronically, how will I know that the submission is successful?
Once the application is completed online, you will receive an automated message based on the email address you provided that says your application had been submitted. If you do not receive an email, the application has not been properly submitted. Only applications submitted by 4 p.m. Dec. 21, 2018 will be considered for placement.
What happens if I forget to attach documents to my child's application?
Hand deliver the documents to the Enrollment Center no later than 4 p.m., Jan. 25, 2019.
Can I change my first-choice selection even though my application has already been submitted?
Yes, you can change your priority selections on your application dashboard or you can contact Jill Blackwelder at blackji@tulsaschools.org. Changes to an application cannot be made after the Jan. 25, 2019 deadline.

Criteria-based magnet schools admissions

Criteria-based magnet schools include:

  • Carver Middle School
  • Edison Middle School
  • Rogers College Junior High (8th grade)
  • Booker T. Washington High School
  • Rogers College High School (10th - 12th grades)
  • Edison Preparatory High School
  • Tulsa Engineering Academy at Memorial High School
How are students admitted to a criteria-based magnet school?

Criteria-based magnet schools have minimum eligibility standards and admit qualified applicants based upon their performance on a list of selection criteria, and in some cases, the quadrant of the city in which they live.

Below are score sheets the selection committees use to generate student scores for ranking.

Students are offered seats according to District Regulation 2206-R2.

What assessments are used for criteria-based magnet school admissions?
We assess students in grades K-10 on two different math and reading tests, OSTP and NWEA-MAP, respectively. We use the most recent NWEA-MAP scores from the fall or early winter of 2018 and the most recent (Spring 2018) Oklahoma state test scores. The committees will use the higher of the scores in reading and math for criteria-based magnet applications.

The Assessment Office will provide NWEA-MAP testing at the Enrollment Center on Dec.  21, 2018 and Jan. 9, 2019 for any student who does not have a recent standardized academic measure. Please call the Assessment Office at 918-746-6473 for more information.
My student has been enrolled and attending a Tulsa Public School since August 2017.  Do I need to provide documentation other than my ID and proof of residency?
You need to take the teacher recommendation form to the school counselor and make sure it is going to be given to the Enrollment Center or you to deliver to the Enrollment Center. We will provide all other documentation from our student information system to the screening committee.
My student attended a school other than a TPS school some or all of the time since 2017. What documentation do I need to provide besides my ID and proof of residency?
Please check the Magnet and Neighborhood Transfer Information/Instructions for a checklist of items required for the screening committee. The Enrollment Center must receive these documents by 4 p.m. Jan. 25, 2019.
I lost the teacher recommendation form the school gave me. What can I do?
You should contact the school to see if they will complete another form for you. As noted above, all required documents must be submitted by the deadline. Your criteria-based application will not be eligible for processing without timely submission of the teacher recommendation form.
What if my child is not selected in the initial criteria-based selection process?
For criteria-based schools, if your child meets the relevant qualification requirements, their name will be placed on a quadrant wait list ranked by their total score.

Edison High and Middle Schools do not select students by quadrant.

Lottery admissions

Lottery magnet schools include:

  • Dual Language Program
  • Eisenhower International School
  • Mayo Demonstration School
  • Zarrow International School
  • Thoreau Demonstration Academy
  • Will Rogers College Junior High School (7th grade)
  • Will Rogers College High (9th grade)
How are students admitted to lottery magnet schools?
Lottery-based schools admit students based on an electronic, random lottery-selection by geographic quadrant. Each school has a specific admission process.
When will the lottery take place?
  • Elementary school lotteries – Feb. 22, 2019
  • Secondary school lotteries - March 1, 2019
How will I be notified of the results?
You will receive an email regarding selection for a program or placement on the wait list shortly after the lottery is complete. You will go to your dashboard to accept your seat or see the wait list number for your student.
What if my child is not selected in the initial lottery selection process?
For the lottery-based schools, if your child meets the qualification requirements, their name will be placed on a quadrant wait list. The placement of the name depends on the order in which it was randomly drawn.
How does the elementary sibling preference work for elementary magnets?
The selection process for our elementary magnets is designed for students from all areas of Tulsa to have equal access to these programs. The process also provides for a sibling preference to encourage family engagement with the school community. While the policy does provide preference for these siblings over non-siblings, it is not a guarantee* of admission to the school. (*Practically speaking, this means that siblings are not placed in the lottery with non-sibling students. Siblings of students accepted prior to the 2017-2018 school year will have a guaranteed seat.)
  • For applicants whose families will be new to the school in 2018-2019 (and those who were new in the 2017-2018 schoolyear): younger siblings will continue to have preference over non-siblings in the future, but admission is not guaranteed and will be dependent on there being enough seats within the applicable quadrant at the time of the younger sibling's application. Siblings will be given preference over non-siblings in their quadrant and will be selected separately from and admitted prior to non-siblings in their quadrant. Also, siblings will have preference over non-siblings on any wait list.
  • Out-of-district, younger sibling applicants: note that the out-of-district admission limitations of district regulation 2206-R2 apply to out-of-district applicants even if the applicant has an older sibling attending the school.
You can find more information about sibling preference in district regulation 2206-R2.

Out-of-district or new enrollee applicants

My child has never been enrolled in or attended Tulsa Public Schools. Do I need to enroll my child before I can submit an application for a magnet transfer?
No. If your child is selected to attend a magnet school, we will contact you to complete the enrollment form.
Can students who live outside the Tulsa Public Schools boundary apply for a magnet transfer?
The principal discretion process is the only avenue for a qualified applicant to be selected for a magnet school. More detail is below.
My student would like to apply to one of the magnet programs, but we do not live within the Tulsa Public Schools boundaries. May my student apply to a magnet program?
Yes, an out-of-district student may apply, however, out-of-district applicants are admitted only through the "5% principal discretion." Additionally applicants who live in-district and applicants who are the dependents of Tulsa Public Schools employees who live out of district will be offered seats before other out-of-district applicants.
I work for TPS but live out of district. My student would like to apply to one of the magnet programs offered by TPS. Do the same out-of-district limitations apply?
Qualified in-district and out-of-district applicants who are dependents of a Tulsa Public Schools employee will have preference in the principal discretion process over other qualified out-of-district applicants.
Do the out-of-district limitations prohibit us from being admitted through progressive (preferential) enrollment (i.e. Mayo to Thoreau)?
Yes.
We lived in the district when we made application to the magnet schools, but at the time of the admission process, we had moved out of the district. Will my child's application still be considered?
The application will be subject to the out-of-district limitations.

Rogers and Edison high schools

If I attend Rogers Junior High or Edison Middle School magnet programs, do I still need to apply to the high school-level magnet school?
Yes. Students wishing to attend these high schools must meet all qualification requirements and submit an application to the high school by the deadline.

School Tours

I want to apply for my child to attend one of the elementary magnets, but I don't want to take a tour of the school. What should I do?
Taking a tour of the elementary school to which you want to apply is part of the process. We understand, however, that parents may have difficulty with transportation or taking time off of work to complete this part of the process. Please contact Jill Blackwelder at 918-746-6138 or blackji@tulsaschools.org if it is not possible for you to complete the tour.

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Enrollment Center

2819 S. New Haven Ave.
Tulsa, OK 74114 
Entrance: North doors

Days: Mon. - Fri.
8 a.m. - 4 p.m. 
(Arrive by 3 p.m. for NEW enrollment.)

918-746-7500

QUESTIONS?

Please contact the transfer office at TPStransfers@tulsaschools.org or visit the Enrollment Center.

You can call Jill Blackwelder at 918-746-6138