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Academic Magnet High School — Find a Home near a Great School

Academic Magnet High School – Intro

North Charleston is home to a high ranking educational institute known as the Academic Magnet High School. It is a focal point of the Park Circle neighborhood because it is ranked 22 out of over 21,000 public high schools nationwide. Since its opening, it became the 10th largest rated school in South Carolina and the number 2 magnet school in the country. To become a student in Academic Magnet High, teenagers are required to meet several eligibility and admission processes. Its 2013-2014 school year has been sealed and parents are invited to plan for the 2015 enrollment period.

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The Enrollment Process

The enrollment process for Academic Magnet High School consists of an online application with a specific scoring percentile in math and reading, as well as an overall academic Explore Test rating. Potential students must submit a recommendation from their middle school math, science or social studies teachers. Each of the students who are accepted to Academic Magnet High School are trained to give back to the community by having them complete 90 hours of community service by the time they graduate. Academic Magnet has a great sports program with activities in soccer, golf, swimming, triathlon, sailing, and crew.

Academic Achievement

To graduate, an individual thesis must be presented by Academic Magnet High seniors. Academic’s high scholastic ratings are eyed by top universities throughout the nation. Students have been accepted and received an invitation to attend Princeton, Harvard, Duke, California Institute of Technology, Vassar, Brown, Stanford, Dartsmouth, Northwestern, Chicago University, MIT, the University of Pennsylvania, Georgia Institute of Technology, and many more.

The Park Circle Community

North Charleston was once a military community and has grown to be South Carolina’s third largest city with a performing arts center, which brings performers from around the world. New homeowners are flocking to take up residence in North Charleston because of its strong economic and revitalization plans. The Park Circle community is a mix of residential, commercial, recreational, and industrial developments with streets that are named after Charleston businessmen who began its development. The neighborhoods surrounding the Academic Magnet High School area are affordable, with properties drawing plenty of potential homeowners.

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Oak Terrace Preserve Neighborhood

Oak Terrace Preserve is conveniently located within walking distance to the Academic Magnet High School. It contains single family homes and townhouses with features that include manicured lawns with beautiful flowers, and large oak/magnolia trees, which provide a shaded environment. Each home contains large wooden porches, a detached garage and shed, as well as eco-friendly sewer and electrical systems. Each home has their own unique architectural design so you’ll be able to find a home that fits your needs.

Mayor Summey Talks about Oak Terrace Preserve

The Academic Magnet High School community is designed purposely with walking, biking, and running trails, which encircle the Oak Terrace Preserve. The Oak Terrace community is only 10 miles from downtown Charleston and Mt. Pleasant, as well as a few miles from James Island and Sullivan Island. The neighborhood homes are built near each other, with double floors, 2-5 bedrooms, crown moldings, and state-of-the-art appliances. This community has already been recognized as a model residential development, featuring green, sustainable amenities.

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