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Liberal Arts College Preparatory Magnet

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Admission into the Ninth Grade

Application for Admission


The Liberal Arts College Preparatory Magnet is designed to nurture the intellectual qualities necessary for success in college. Students are challenged to think critically, to improve their decision-making and problem-solving skills, and to become responsible citizens. The Admissions Committee looks for evidence of motivation and readiness for high school work. Students will qualify for entrance into the program based on the following criteria:


• Completion of the admission application with a copy of the eighth grade report card, signed by the guidance counselor. The report card must show an "82" or better average in each standard eighth grade course. A student does not have to earn an "82" in courses that are normally taught in high school, since these courses may be retaken (e.g. Algebra). Application should be submitted prior  to testing.


• Recommendations from the school counselor, English teacher, and math teacher indicating positive attitudes, behavior, and attendance. Recommendations will be requested by CHS, not the student.  Discipline and attendance records may be requested.


• Successful completion of the entrance exams, which include:

  A reading comprehension test

  A mathematics placement test

  An essay


The examinations for Fall, 2014 admissions will be given on:

November 16, 2013

December 14, 2013

 January 18, 2014

February 1, 2014



Student Selection


Admissions will begin after the first testing date and continue until the number of students accepted meets the maximum enrollment for Columbus High School. Following enrollment into the program, students must maintain a "C" average or better in each course. Any student whose nine-week grade in a term course is less than a "C" will be placed on academic probation for that term. Every effort will be made to help the student improve his grade. At the end of the term, if any grade is less than a "C," the student’s progress will be reviewed, and he may be reassigned to the high school in his residential attendance zone.




Admission of Upperclassmen




To qualify for admission after the ninth grade, students must have taken courses compatible with the magnet curriculum. They must also present the following:


• An application and transcript that demonstrates a 3.5 grade point average.


• A letter from the school counselor that affirms a positive attendance and discipline record.


• If an entering sophomore, successful completion of the entrance exams, which include:

  A reading comprehension test

  A mathematics placement test

  An essay


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Columbus, GA  31906




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