PHS Magnet Programs


Magnet Application Information for 2023-2024 School Year:

  • PHS will hold a VIRTUAL open house on Thursday, October 26th @ 6 PM for Global Ecology, 6:50 PM for Humanities and 7:35 PM for SMCS. Recording to be posted soon.
  • More information on the programs, eligibility and meetings can be found Here
  • Applications will be available in ParentVUE on (or about) Friday, October 6, 2023.
  • UPDATE: Application deadline has moved to Wednesday, November 8, 2023.
  • Results will be emailed and released to ParentVUE in the first week of February 2024.
  • Deadline to Accept a Program Invitation or Appeal results - February 14, 2024
  • Parents can check the FAQ page to get updated application information. 
  • Curent Grade 8 High School Application Preview
  • Directions for private and home schooled students

Other Information: Contact Division of Consortia Choice and Application Program Services by emailing

Magnet Information Meeting - recordings are below

Please find the slide shows from the Magnet Open House for each application program below.

Global House    Global Open House Recording

Humanities House    Humanities Open House Recording

SMCS House Slides   SMCS Open House Recording


Class of 2026 Magnet Invited Student Meeting Recordings

Please find recordings from last weeks meetings for invited students HERE. The Global House is recorded first, followed by Humanities House at 42:00 and then SMCS House at 1:25.

John Poole Middle School Incoming ISP House Freshman Information Meeting Recording from February 16, 2022


Magnet 2021-2022 Admissions Information:

 9th Grade Course Registration and House Requirement Details Below.

Global Ecology Certificate Overview

Global Ecology Ninth Grade Class Information

Humanities Certificate Overview

Humanities Ninth Grade Class Information

SMCS Certificate Overview

SMCS Ninth Grade Class Information


2021-2022 Course Listing HERE!


Virtual Magnet Invited Welcome Information 

  Current magnet students welcome you through the videos below!

Global Ecology Video

Humanities Video

SMCS Video

Answers to the Invited Welcome Night questions HERE!

ISP Welcome Night Question and Answers HERE!



Use the following link to view recorded course information for each house, such as courses, college recognition and more! 

Applicant Wait Pool FAQ's


 Houses Photo, Global Ecology, Humanities and SMCS  


Global Ecology Excellence with Natural Mandalas. Take A Look!

Upcoming Events



Please contact the Magnet Office via email:

MCPS Special Programs website - for up-to-date information on the Application Process

General Information

Videos of Magnet Activities and Projects:

Magnet Program Brochure

Program Information from MCPS office of Special Programs 

College Acceptance List for the Class of 2022

College Acceptance List for the Class of 2021


  • List of Days When 8th Period is Cancelled (No 4:30 pm buses) for 2023-24 School Year can be found HERE.