Rockdale County Public Schools (RCPS) will host virtual open house events during October and November 2020 for the 2021-2022 School Specialty and Choice programs. Students and families interested in applying to a program are encouraged to attend that program’s Virtual Open House.
The application window for School Specialty and Choice programs is Nov. 13 through Dec. 11, 3 p.m. The application will be online at www.rockdaleschools.org/specialtyandchoice.
Students may apply for specialty programs outside of their assigned neighborhood school zone. Non-traditional programs such as Rockdale Magnet School for Science and Technology, Rockdale Career Academy, Rockdale Open Campus and Rockdale Virtual Campus are not included in this application process and have separate applications and deadlines. Parents should contact their child’s school counselor for more information about the non-traditional programs.
The RCPS School Specialty and Choice Program Virtual Open House nights are as follows:
- Heritage High School, Academy for Performing and Visual Arts (Grades 9-12), hhs.rockdaleschools.org
◦ Introduction, Oct. 8, 6 p.m.
◦ Audition Information, Oct. 29, 6 p.m.
◦ Showcase and FAQs, Nov. 12, 6 p.m.
- Gen. Ray Davis Middle School, Academy for Performing and Visual Arts (Grades 6-8), dms.rockdaleschools.org, Oct. 21, 6-7 p.m.
- Edwards Middle School, Pre-Medical Science (Grades 6-8), ems.rockdaleschools.org, Nov. 4, 6-7 p.m.
- Conyers Middle School, Center for Technology & Engineering (Grades 6-8), cms.rockdaleschools.org, Nov. 5, 6-7:30 p.m.
- Rockdale Magnet School for Science and Technology* (Grade 9), magnet.rockdaleschools.org
◦ Nov. 10, 6-7:30 p.m. for students from DMS and EMS
◦ Nov. 11, 6-7:30 p.m. for students from CMS and MMS
◦ (Private School and Home School students may attend either session).
- Memorial Middle School, STEM Academy for Environmental Studies (Grade 6), mms.rockdaleschools.org, Nov. 11, 5-6 p.m.
- Salem High School, International Entertainment and Business Leadership Academy (Grades 9-12), shs.rockdaleschools.org, Nov. 11, 6 p.m.
- Rockdale County High School, Institute of Advanced Technology (Grades 9, 10), rchs.rockdaleschools.org, Nov. 12, 6-7 p.m.
- Rockdale Career Academy* (Grades 9-12), rca.rockdaleschools.org, January 21, 2021, 5-7 p.m.
*Non-traditional program with separate application and deadline.