Magnet Program

Frequently Asked Questions

What are Magnet Programs?

Magnet programs are schools of choice that offer unique courses of study focusing on student’s interests, talents, and abilities. As part of the public school system, magnet programs are provided at no cost to eligible students.

Who Can Attend a Magnet Program?

Application to magnet programs is open to all school-age children who either attend or are eligible to attend a Miami-Dade County public school. If a student lives within the attendance boundaries of G. Holmes Braddock Sr. High School, that student is assigned to Braddock and does have to apply through a magnet application. If a student lives outside of Braddock's attendance boundaries and wishes to enroll at Braddock, the student must submit a magnet application.

When Do I Apply for Admission to a Magnet Program

Applications for magnet programs are accepted October 1 through January 15. Applications received during this period will be considered for the next school year. Applications must be submitted electronically if you have a Parent Portal account or printed out and mailed to the Schools of Choice office. Please do not send or drop off applications at G. Holmes Braddock Senior High School.

How Are Students Selected for a Magnet Program?

Once a completed application is received, eligibility is determined by the district. After an application is declared eligible, a random selection process is used for student selection.

What are the Eligibility Requirements?

Students applying to the Cambridge, iPrep, Information Technology, Visual and Performing Arts, or STEM academy must be entering the 9th grade and must meet the following eligibility requirements:
  • 2.0 average in both core academics and conduct
  • 2.5 average in each core subject
  • No more than 10 unexcused absences or tardies for the previous academic year
  • Must have completed Algebra 1 and Physical Science

What Other Documentation is Needed?

The magnet application must be submitted directly to the Schools of Choice Office. If the student is enrolled in a Miami-Dade County public school, no other documentation is required. If the student is enrolled in a private school or will be entering Miami-Dade County public schools for the first time, a copy of the final report card for 7th grade, a copy of the first report card for 8th grade, and a copy of the most recent standardized test scores must be submitted through the Application Portal. Eligibility cannot be determined until the required documentation has been received. A letter of recommendation is not required.

Is Transportation Provided to Magnet Programs?

According to School Board guidelines, transportation availability is limited and may not be available to all students.

Where Do I Apply for Admission to a Magnet Program?

Applications are obtained online at or by contacting the Schools of Choice office at 305-995-1922.

Who Do I Contact If I Have Questions About G. Holmes Braddock Sr. High?

For questions about the magnet programs at Braddock, please call Mrs. Yvette Carrion at (305) 225-9729.