The deadline to apply to any of Charleston County School District’s magnet schools for the 2014-15 school year is Nov. 1.

That date is one month earlier than last year, and officials moved it up because they couldn’t make decisions on teacher assignments to schools until March, which was late, said Paul Padron, an assistant associate superintendent.

More than 5,000 students applied last year to the district’s countywide and constituent district magnet schools. The deadline for any choice of school in Charleston County, with the exception of charter schools, is Nov. 1. Applications for schools are available online.

For more information, call the magnet school directly or the school choice office at (843) 763-1500.