The Magnet Academy application is now open for the 2022-23 school year.

    Apply through our online system here: https://apply.u-46.org/

     Here is a link to the Recommendation Template in English

    For technical assistance, email magnetacademies@u-46.org

Magnet Academy Graduates
  • Unique to Chicagoland's Fox Valley, the School District U-46 Magnet Academy programs are designed to take high school students to new levels of creative, interdisciplinary learning and give them a head start on higher education. With a program housed in each district high school, magnet academy students tackle an intense curriculum in dedicated facilities with the latest learning materials and state-of-the-art equipment that complements each program's focus.
    Students are admitted through an application and review process. Eighth graders will submit completed Magnet Academy applications online. Eighth graders can apply for admission to one of the five Magnet Academy programs: 
    • BEACON Academy of Media and Digital Arts at South Elgin High School
    • International Baccalaureate Academy - Pending Approval (Previously the Gifted and Talented Academy) at Elgin High School
    • Science, Engineering and High Technology Academy at Bartlett High School
    • Visual and Performing Arts Academy at Larkin High School
    • Leadership, Entrepreneurship, Action, and Design (LEAD) Academy - Pending Approval (Previously the World Languages and International Studies Academy) at Streamwood High School 


    For more information on the application process, look under "News and Information" on this page. General questions about the Magnet Academies can be sent to magnetacademies@u-46.org.

News and Information