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Admission Process

You must upload two years of grades and two years of TCAP or an equivalent.  
How to Apply:
  1. Gather the required documentation.  You will need documentation of your student's grades and test scores from the 2020 - 2021 and 2021 - 2022 school years.  
  2. Click here for the application.  Log on to the Scribbles platform.  
    1. Create a family dashboard account.
    2. Add your students, select Central Magnet School, and upload your required documentation.
    3. Submit your application.
  3. You will receive an email confirmation that your application was submitted.  
Important Dates:
  • Application Deadline:  January 31, 2023
  • Notification of Acceptance: March 2023
  • Deadline to Accept an Offered Position:  April 15, 2023
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What do I do if I have technical problems with the Scribbles platform?
  • If you encounter technical problems while completing the application, please use the help link within the Scribbles platform. 
How do I obtain copies of my student's test scores and grades?
  • Contact the school counselor at the school(s) your student attended during the 2020 - 2021 and 2021 - 2022 school years.
I cannot find the percentiles for my student's test scores, what do I do? 
  • Dr. Ash will handle converting your student's scores into percentiles. 
Is there an entrance test?
  • No.  There is not an entrance test.  You will submit your student's test scores from the two most recent school years (2020-2021 and 2021-2022).  
What if my child does not have test scores?
  • Contact a testing center near you and arrange for your student to take a nationally normed standardized test.  This test must be an achievement test.  It cannot be an IQ test.
Do you have a sibling policy?
  • No.  Central Magnet School does not have a sibling policy.
Is transportation available?
  • The school district provides shuttle busses to the LaVergne and Smyrna areas.  You can find additional details about these shuttle busses on the Transportation page of our website. 
When we find out if my student was accepted?
  • You will be notified about the application decision in March 2023. 
How many positions are available?
  • There are 125 seats available for incoming 6th grade students, 25 seats available for incoming 7th grade students, and 200 seats available for incoming 9th grade students.  For the remaining grades, availability depends on the number of students who do not return for the next school year.  
Do I have to live in Rutherford County for my child to attend Central Magnet School?
  • If you are moving to Rutherford County before the beginning of the 2023 - 2024 school year, you may apply.  You must be a resident of Rutherford County before the first day of school (August 7, 2023) to attend Central Magnet School.  
If my student is accepted, do I have to reapply each year?
  • If your student is accepted to the middle school, they will not need to reapply until they are 8th graders.  At that point, they will need to apply for high school.  If your student is accepted to the high school, they will not have to reapply.