Academic Magnet acceptance letters to go out next week after brief delay

The Charleston County School District is not changing the admission criteria to Academic Magnet High School for the 2015-2016 school year, after internally evaluating the process this week, school officials said.

Parents raised concerns this week that the district may be considering changing the admissions process for the magnet school after the school notified them that acceptance letters would be delayed. Acting Superintendent Mike Bobby said Friday there is not going to be a change for next year. Acceptance letters were briefly delayed, Bobby said, while the district had internal discussion about the admissions process. Bobby said he expected the letters to go out to parents next week.

The School Board’s Strategic Education Committee will receive a briefing on Tuesday about admissions policies and procedures at all of the district’s magnet schools and whether changes should be made for future years, Bobby said.