Elementary magnet schools and programs
Besides applying to schools in their cluster, elementary students may want to apply to a magnet school or program. The following programs accept applications from students in specific clusters. JCPS provides transportation for most students who are accepted into any of these programs:
- Breckinridge-Franklin offers the Communications Program to students in Clusters 4, 5, and 6.
- The Environmental Studies Program is available at Cane Run (for students in Clusters 1, 2, and 3) and at Portland (for students in Clusters 4, 5, and 6).
- The Health and Fitness for Accelerated Learning Program is available at Wellington (for Clusters 1, 2, and 3) and at Rangeland (for Clusters 4, 5, and 6).
- The International/Cultural Studies and Language Program is available at Fairdale (for Clusters 1, 2, and 3) and at Goldsmith (for Clusters 4, 5, and 6).
- Mill Creek offers the Leadership Academy Program to students in Clusters 1 and 2.
- Indian Trail offers the MicroSociety Program to students in Clusters 4, 5, and 6.
- Kennedy Montessori offers the Montessori Program to students in Clusters 1, 2, 3, and 4. Coleridge-Taylor Montessori offers it to students in Clusters 5 and 6.
- McFerran Preparatory Academy offers the Preparatory Academy Program to students in Clusters 3 and 4.
- Jacob offers the Success for All Accelerated Reading Program to students in Clusters 1, 2, and 3.
- The Visual Arts Program is available at Rutherford (for Clusters 1, 2, and 3) and at Price (for Clusters 4, 5, and 6).
The following magnet schools and programs accept applications from students living anywhere in the district. Transportation is provided for every Jefferson County address:
- Atkinson offers the Academy for Excellence in Teaching and Learning.
- King offers the Gifted and Talented Program and the Visual and Performing Arts Program.
- Maupin offers the Institute for Creativity and Innovation.
- Young is a candidate for International Baccalaureate authorization.
- The Lincoln Elementary Performing Arts School integrates drama, music, and dance with core academics.
- Brandeis offers the Mathematics/Science/Technology Program.
- Students focus on self-directed learning at the Brown School, a kindergarten through grade-twelve school.
- Byck offers the Talent Development Program and the Waldorf-Inspired Program.
- Roosevelt-Perry offers the Technology Program.
- Wheatley offers the Math/Science/Technology Program.
Four magnet schools offer traditional education: Audubon Traditional, Carter Traditional, Greathouse/Shryock Traditional, and Schaffner Traditional. In addition, Shelby and Foster Traditional Academy offer traditional magnet programs that accept applications from students throughout the district. These six schools are part of the traditional education feeder pattern to Barret Traditional, Jefferson County Traditional, and Johnson Traditional Middle Schools.