Magnet Schools

  • Our Magnet Schools are:

    Clyde Erwin Elementary Magnet School of International Studies and Cultural Arts 

    Grades K-5

    ​Please note that at Clyde Erwin Elementary Magnet (CEEM) there are two options. Some lottery slots are available in Spanish Language Immersion Classrooms and there are some slots available in traditional classroom settings. An applicant may put their child's name in the lottery for a Spanish Language Immersion slot, a traditional slot, or both.
    CEEM follows a year-round calendar.

    Northwoods Elementary Magnet School of Technology and Innovation 

    Grades K-5

    The focus of Northwoods Elementary Magnet School (NWEM) is on using a variety of technology to engage in Project Based Learning.  Please note that NWEM follows a year-round calendar. 

    New Bridge Middle School

    For students in grades 6-8 at New Bridge Middle School (NBM), there is a focus on STEAM content and skills.  STEAM emphasizes science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics.  Please note that NBM follows a traditional calendar.


    2018-2019 Magnet Schools

    Wednesday, November 15, 2017

     Application available online

    Week of January 8-12, 2018



    Application information via brochure sent home with all pre-k through seventh grade students.  Paper copies of full application and supporting documents are also available at each elementary and middle school as well.

    Student Contracts sent home with current magnet school students (NBMM, CEEM, NWEM)

    Monday, February 12, 2018

    Magnet School Open Houses at CEEM, NWEM, NBMM at 5:30pm and 6:30pm for interested families.  

    Dueal Language Immersion Information will be included at the 6:30pm session at CEEM.

    Monday, February 19, 2018

    Deadline to receive current student contracts

    Wednesday, February 28, 2018


    Deadline for new applications to be received

    Must be either:

    1) Submitted electronically using the online form 

    2) Postmarked by Wednesday, February 28, 2018 

    3) Hand delivered to the Central Office by 5:00pm

    (Note: no applications will be accepted by fax or email)

    Wednesday, March 7, 2018

    Random Selection Process held in the cafeteria of Jacksonville High School at 4:00 pm.  

    Interested individuals are invited, but families are not required to attend.

    Week of March 12, 2018

    Notification letters mailed to all applicants

    Thursday, April 12, 2018

    Clyde Erwin Elementary School DUAL-LANGUAGE IMMERSION Open House & Information Session

    Audience:  CEEM Parents/Students living within the home district of the school & those Parent/Students newly selected to attend for the 18-19 School Year

    Time/Location:  5:30 pm in the CEEM Auditorium

    Friday, April 13, 2018

    Deadline to return contracts

    • Must be postmarked by Friday, April 13, 2018 or received and stamped at Onslow County Schools Central Office by 5:00 PM)
    • Note: no contracts will be accepted by fax or email

    Week of Friday, April 20, 2018

    Acceptance letters mailed to selected members from the waiting list

    Friday, May 11, 2018

    Deadline to return contracts from waiting list selections

    • Must be postmarked by Friday, May 11, 2018 received and stamped at Onslow County Schools Central Office by 5:00 PM
    • Note: no contracts will be accepted by fax or email

    One month prior to start of school

    Deadline to declare a change of intent for attendance during the 2018-2019 school year.



    Online Applications are now available (November 15, 2017).  
    Please click here to access the online application.

    The lottery selection process for the 2018-2019 school year will be held in the cafeteria at Jacksonville High School on Wednesday, March 7, 2018 at 4:00pm. The public is welcome to attend, but it is not required. During the lottery, each student will be assigned a random number value.  Students are placed in order based on this value.  Available slots are filled based on the priority order created in the lottery.

    *Please note that at the lottery a priority list is created.  Students will not know final decisions until letters are mailed about a week following the lottery.

    Parent notification letters will be mailed to each applicant during the week of March 12, 2018. If accepted through the lottery, signed contracts are due by Friday, April 13, 2018.  As soon as waiting lists are prepared, they will be posted on this website using student codes to protect confidentiality. All assignments to an Onslow County Magnet School are for a full academic year.  View the magnet school results for 2018-2019 by using the tabs for each school above (these lists will be posted following the lottery).

    New Bridge Middle School SUPERINTENDENT'S SELECTION PROCESS (Waiting List Grade 6 Students)

    Please note that the Superintendent's Selection Process will only be used for students on the 6th grade waiting list.  Letters regarding the details of this process including the associated deadline will be sent to those families whose child is on the 6th grade waiting list after the lottery seletions have been made.  These letters will be mailed to families in mid-June.