12465 Warwick Boulevard, Newport News, VA 23606  Phone: (757) 591-4500

Magnet and Specialty Programs

NNPS Magnet and Specialty Programs

Magnet & Specialty ProgramsNewport News Public Schools offers elementary, middle and high school students the chance to focus in such areas as environmental science, communication and performing arts, aviation, global studies, and math, science, technology and engineering through a variety of magnet and specialty program options. Our programs:

  • Offer a specialized focus in the curriculum or distinctive type of environment or instruction
  • Serve children from across the city and every child is eligible to apply
  • Are designed to maintain racial balance of student body


How do I decide where to apply? Magnet & Specialty Programs

  • First look at your child's interests and needs, and talk to the child's teachers. Then, visit all schools you are considering, including your zoned comprehensive school. All schools-comprehensive, magnet programs and specialty academies programs-are built around the same core curriculum in all disciplines and meet all state Standards of Learning. Transportation is provided for all programs.

  • Open House Schedule

  • Options, Opportunities and How to Apply

  • To find out the comprehensive school to which your child is assigned, call 591-4500 or use our Zone Finder.

Download Applications

Applications will be available on November 1, 2016

  • Elementary Programs 
  • Middle School Programs 
  • High School Programs
  • Applications are due on JANUARY 6, 2017.