Magnet Program

Executive Director Elementary Academic Affairs
Barbara Wallace
Executive Director, Elementary Academic Affairs


Krista Eisenman, Secretary
(614) 797-5934


Click for Magnet Application

2020-2021 Information

Westerville City Schools offers a limited Magnet Program in the district that provides an alternative to the traditional delivery of content through the lenses of Math and Science, The Arts, and World Cultures.

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 must complete enrollment in Westerville City Schools at the Enrollment Center by March 13 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 program, while Hanby Elementary hosts the Arts program and the Math/Science program.
    • Questions regarding the Math/Science Magnet Program or the Arts Magnet Program at Hanby please call Principal Megan Forman-McCaulla at 614.797.7100 or email her at
    • Questions regarding the World Cultures Magnet Program at Emerson please call Principal Chris Poynter at 614.797.7080 or email him at

Magnet Program Applications and Lottery

  • Parents will have the option to complete an online application for the 2020-2021 school year.

Magnet Program Timeline for 2020 Lottery

  • Tuesday, February 18   -   Application available online and at all elementary buildings
  • Wednesday, March 4   -   Magnet Fair and Open House
    • Emerson, 5:30-6:30 p.m.
    • Hanby, 6:00-7:00 p.m.
  • Friday, March 13   -   Application Deadline is midnight, 3/13/2020
  • Friday, April 3  -  Invitation Letter mailed home
  • Friday, April 10  -  Acceptance of Invitation due