Magnet Academy Applications Now Being Accepted

  • 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 can submit completed Magnet Academy applications online starting Sept. 9, 2019. Applications are due on or before 11:59 p.m. on Oct. 15, 2019. 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
    • 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
    • World Languages and International Studies Academy at Streamwood High School 


    For more information on the application process or to fill out the online application, look under "News and Information" on this page. General questions about the Magnet Academies can be sent to

Academy Programs

Contact Us

  • Director of Educational Pathways
    Ms. Kinasha Brown
    847-888-5000 ext. 5310
    fax: 847-608-2778

    Director of Post-Secondary Success
    Ms. Michele Chapman
    847-888-5000 ext. 4580
    fax: 847-608-2778

    BEACON Academy of Media & Digital Arts
    South Elgin High School Assistant Principal of Innovation
    Ms. Sabrina Langlois
    847-289-3760 ext. 3505
    fax: 847-888-7014 

    Gifted & Talented Academy
    Elgin High School Assistant Principal of Innovation
    Ms. Gamila Williams
    847-888-5100 ext. 8100
    fax: 847-888-6997 

    Science, Engineering and
    Technology Academy

    Bartlett High School Assistant Principal of STEM
    Ms. Milena Nedeljkovic
    630-372-4700 ext. 4778
    fax: 630-372-4682 

    Visual and Performing Arts
    Larkin High School Assistant Principal of Innovation
    Mr. Todd Duty
    847-888-5200 ext. 5214
    fax: 847-888-6996

    World Languages & International
    Studies Academy Divisional

    Streamwood High School Assistant Principal of Innovation
    Mr. Frank Wapole
    630-213-5500 ext. 5518
    fax: 630-483-5909

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