Part 6 Admissions Test Information

The magnet admissions test is two parts: 

Part 1 is a 30 minute timed essay where students receive 3 different quotes to choose 1 from to analyze and explain what it means to them. They will receive extra scratch paper to use to plan out their essay, however, only writing that is submitted on the final draft copy (colored paper) will be scored. (Kealing Magnet and Lively Magnet have different essay prompts due to the different goals pursued by each program.)

Part 2 is the multiple choice admission test utilized by both Kealing Magnet and Lively Magnet. Admission testing has changed for the 2019-2020 school year. Please stay tuned for updates on new testing information.


  • If you receive 504 or Special Education services, please upload a copy of the IEP or 504 plan to the jotform on the application page, no later than five days prior to the test session indicating which date/time you will be testing.  If we do not receive the accommodations, we cannot guarantee implementation.

  • If you cannot attend the designated testing session by last name, it is permitted to attend another testing session without needing to contact the program office. NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED but signing up on the jotform helps us in planning. 

  • If planning to complete the on-site essay during shadowing, only the first 3 weeks (before Feb 14th) of the shadowing window will be available to you. Secure a seat early by submitting your at-home essay as soon as possible.