8th Grade Applicants

Western School of Technology and Environmental Science offers eleven unique and award winning magnet programs focused on career and college readiness.  All of the magnet programs are focused on experiential learning experiences that meet current industry standards.  Western is focused on producing skilled graduates that are ready to compete in the workplace and utilize critical thinking skills to creatively solve the problems of their generation.

*All Western Tech Magnet Tech Magnet Programs are viable options for all students, including students with disabilities. Special education services and Section 504 services are available at all public schools, including schools with magnet programs. BCPS transportation is made available if required by the student's educational plan (IEP or 504 Plan).

As of the rise of COVID in the beginning of January 2022, the Magnet Assessments for January 20, 2022 will be virtual.   Please see the revised information here.

For additional information about Baltimore County Public Schools Magnet Programs, click here.

For Western Tech's Magnet Program Assessment Information and Assessment Guidelines, click here

 Important Dates for Western Tech Applicants

 Magnet Applications Available at: www.tinyurl.com/BCPSmagnet


September 14, 2021                           BCPS Magnet Program
                                                           Applications Available

September 18, 2021 at 11 am            BCPS Magnet Application
                                                           Information Meeting

September 21, 2021 at 11 am            BCPS Magnet Application
                                                          Multilingual Information Meeting

September 22, 2021 at 6 pm              BCPS Magnet Application
                                                           Information Meeting

September 23, 2021 at 6 pm              BCPS Magnet Application
                                                           Multilingual Information Meeting

October 14, 2021 from 6-7:30 pm     Western Tech’s Virtual Live Showcase
                                                         with Q & A Session
                                                         (Through Google Meet via
                                                         Chrome Browser)

November 5, 2021 by 1 pm             Magnet Applications Due

November 10, 2021                           Cutoff for Assessment Scheduling

January 20, 2022                               Western Tech’s Assessments from 4-7 pm

January 22, 2022                              Western Tech’s Assessments
                                                          from 7:30 am - 3:30 pm

Mid-March 2022                               Magnet Program Decisions
                                                         Released to Applicants