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Hernando releases magnet program timeline

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October

The Hernando County School District will soon be accepting magnet school applications for the 2014-15 school year, according to a newly released timeline.

The biggest change: For the first time, parents applying to Chocachatti Elementary School and Challenger K-8 School of Science and Mathematics will need to fill out an online application. Those applying for Nature Coast Technical High School will still complete a paper application.

Despite some debate, each of the schools will still require interested parents or guardians to attend an orientation meeting. Earlier this month, the School Board considered a recommendation to eliminate the mandatory orientations at Challenger and Chocachatti. Board members nixed the idea.

The district will accept applications for Challenger and Chocachatti from Nov. 5 to Dec. 13.

The Nature Coast application period runs from Dec. 18 to 20.

Each school will host two orientation meetings in November.

Parents will be notified of selection in February.

[Last modified: Monday, October 21, 2013 1:50pm]

    

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