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Application period begins for two new Pasco magnet programs



Pasco County families interested in having their children attend one of two new middle school magnet schools have until Jan. 31 to apply.

The district began accepting applications at 8 a.m. Monday for the STEM programs at Bayonet Point and Centennial middle schools. The initiatives are slated to open in the fall, using a technology-heavy, hands-on learning model.

Children already living in the schools' attendance zones will continue to be assigned to the campuses, but the schools will open seats to accommodate students from outside the boundaries as well. Transportation will be provided.

Parents can submit all their documents online. District officials said they plan to send out acceptance notifications on Feb. 12.

Need more information first? The district will conduct a few more introductory sessions this week. The schedule is:

Tuesday: Fivay High School cafeteria, 12115 Chicago Ave., Hudson; Dr. John Long Middle School cafeteria, 2025 Mansfield Blvd., Wesley Chapel
Wednesday: Centennial Middle School cafeteria, 38505 Centennial Road, Dade City
Thursday: Chester W. Taylor Elementary School cafeteria, 3638 Morris Bridge Road, Zephyrhills

[Last modified: Monday, January 18, 2016 1:08pm]


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