Magnet school sign ups begin now

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The school year is just half way over, but it's never too early to start thinking about where you want your child to attend next year.

Magnet school sign up just started this week at all four Dothan campuses-- Heard, Montana Street, Beverlye and Carver Magnet Schools.

Typically, the school system accepts around 450 students out of 1,000 applications. Two of the big things they look at are first semester grades and behavior.

Those who don't get chosen are put on a waiting list. Scott Faulk with Dothan City Schools wants parents to know that shouldn't discourage them from applying.

"Read that book, all the requirements are there! Hey, even if your child doesn't reach certain requirements, apply anyways. You never know what will happen."

Parents can pick up a book until February 28th at any of the four magnet schools. It must be dropped off at the central office located at 500 Dusy Street in Dothan.

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