Magnet Program


Cheryl Relford
Executive Director, Elementary Schools

Angie Goff, Secretary
(614) 797-5934 / Fax:  (614) 797-5901


Magnet Applications for the 2023-24 School Year

can be submitted beginning February 13, 2023 by clicking the green button below.

The deadline to submit an application is March 10, 2023 @ 4 p.m.

Click for Magnet Application


Westerville City Schools offers Magnet Programs at Hanby and Emerson. Each building has a unique focus:

  • Hanby provides learning experiences that focus on:
    • Math & Science
    • Fine Arts
  • Emerson focuses on:
    • World Cultures
    • Fine Arts

Students enrolled in Westerville City Schools are eligible to participate in the Magnet program and their selection to the program is determined by a lottery process.

Students who are not currently enrolled in Westerville City Schools must complete enrollment by contacting no later than March 9 to be eligible for the lottery. 

Please review the following information carefully.

Magnet Program Options

  • The Magnet Program consists of three options: Math/Science, World Cultures, and Arts.

Magnet Program Locations

  • Emerson Elementary hosts the World Cultures and Fine Arts (Grade 1-4) programs, while Hanby Elementary hosts Arts (Grade 5), Math and Science programs.
    • For questions about Hanby's programs, please call Principal Caley Baker at (614) 797-7100 or email her at
    • For questions regarding Emerson's programs, please call Principal Chris Poynter at (614) 797-7080 or email him at

Magnet Program Timeline for 2023 Lottery

  • Monday, February 13   -   Application available online at 9:00 a.m.
  • Thursday, February 23   -   Magnet Open House
    • Hanby, 5:30-6:30 p.m. 
    • Emerson, 6:00-7:00 p.m. 
  • Friday, March 10   -   Application Deadline is 4 p.m. New students must have completed enrollment.
  • Friday, February 10 - Deadline to submit requests to remain at Hanby or Emerson for CURRENT Grades 1-4.
  • On or Before March 17 -  Magnet Lottery
  • On or Before Friday, March 24 - Lottery notification goes out to families
  • Monday, April 3 @ 4 p.m. - Deadline for families to respond to Magnet invitation.