FAQ

The Online Application Process

Q. How long does it take to complete the online application process? Typically, the process should take roughly 10 minutes.

Q. What if I do not have access to a computer? You can submit the application from a mobile device or you can contact the magnet office for assistance.

Q. Is there another way of submitting an application other than online? All applications are electronic. If you have difficulty, contact the magnet office at (316) 973-4464 for assistance.

Q. Once I've submitted the application electronically, how will I know that the submission is successful? Once the application is completed online, you will receive an automatically generated message sent to the email address you provided when you created an account.

Q. Should I allow anyone else to use my account? It is the user's responsibility to protect the integrity of any information entered in the system. This includes but is not limited to passwords or personal information about you or your child. You must also agree not to share your login information or password with anyone except a parent or legal guardian.

Q. My account has been disabled because I've attempted to login too many times. Should I set up another account? No. You must call the Magnet Office for an administrator to assist you.

Selection Process


Q. Are students selected based on a first-come, first-serve process? No, all eligible on-time applications will be entered into the lottery. Students are selected based on pre-defined, Board-approved criteria (if applicable) which includes sibling and staff priorities.

Q. How is the lottery conducted? The lottery is conducted in accordance with pre-approved guidelines. The original lottery is run ONLY for the 1st choice school. The online system generates the list of applicants that are to be offered seats and an ordered wait list by school or program and grade.

Q. When will parents be notified if they are selected to participate in a program? Parents will receive notification by email if their child has been selected once the lottery has been completed. All results of the original lottery will receive a mailed letter (USPS) whether offered or placed on the waitlist.

Q. What if my child is not selected for the initial lottery process? Once the initial offer emails have been sent to those students who are offered placement, parents must accept or decline the offer. Once additional vacancies become available, students on the waiting lists will be offered seats using the selection process.

Thank you for your interest in Wichita Public Schools’ Magnet Programs

Wichita Public Schools are #WPSPROUD of our magnet programs. With 24 magnet schools that offer unique and innovative programming from elementary to high school, we hope that you can easily discover options that will provide a successful learning experience for your student.