Applications open for Magnet Schools, Signature Academies


Don't forget to apply for one of Mobile County Public Schools' eight magnet schools or one of our 12 Signature Academy programs.

MCPSS has eight magnet schools, several of which were ranked among the top schools in Alabama by U.S. News & World Report. There are three elementary school options -- Council Traditional School; Eichold-Mertz School of Math, Science and Technology; and Old Shell Road School of Creative and Performing Arts. There are five magnet middle schools -- Barton Academy for Advanced World Studies; Clark-Shaw School of Math, Science and Technology; Denton Magnet School of Technology; Dunbar School of Creative and Performing Arts; and Phillips Preparatory School. 

The application window for the first magnet school drawing is open through Nov. 15. Learn more about these schools and apply at:

Signature Academies are career-focused learning communities within each of our high schools. They offer specialized, hands-on training in these career fields and are partnered with local industry and businesses, which provide mentorship and shadowing opportunities. Eighth-graders with interests in these fields can apply to a Signature Academy anywhere in the county.

MCPSS Signature Academies are:

Baker: Academy of Advanced Careers
Blount: Academy of Pre-Med, Medical & Health Careers

Bryant: Academy of Coastal Studies

Citronelle: Academy of Manufacturing

Davidson: Academy of Engineering Pathways Integrated Curriculum (EPIC)

LeFlore: Academy of Law, Arts and Health Services

Mary G. Montgomery: Academy of Biomedical Sciences

Murphy: University Center Academy

B.C. Rain: Academy of Aviation and Aerospace

Theodore: Academy of Industry and Engineering

Vigor: Academy of Advanced Information Technology

Williamson: Academy of Maritime, Engineering and Entrepreneurship

Each high school also has other career-focused pathways beneath the Signature Academy umbrella. The application window for Signature Academies is open until Dec. 10. Learn more and view the recent Virtual Signature Academy Showcase at: