Application deadline for the 2020-2021 School Year has passed.

Applications for the 2021-2022 School Year will open from October 2020 - February 2021.


Answer the At-Home Essay Prompt:

Why is the Kealing Magnet Program the best place to meet your specific academic and personal goals?  

In your response, include details that will help readers understand your personality and perspective. Communicate your curiosities and passions and explain how you envision your unique role as a member of the Kealing community.


  • Brainstorm ideas and plan your essay on a separate sheet of paper.  

  • Once you have finished planning, prepare your final draft.

  • Your essay should be at least three paragraphs and approximately One page.

  • Please use the guidelines below if submitting a handwritten or typed essay.

    • Handwritten Essays:  

      • You may use this template provided.

      • Provide student identifying information at the top corner.

      • Write clearly and legibly.

      • One and a half pages maximum.

    • Typed Essays:

      • You may use the template attached at the bottom of this page.

      • Provide student identifying information at the top corner.

      • One full page maximum.

      • 12- point reader- friendly font.  

Your essay will be evaluated holistically, rather than by a checklist, but consider the following elements when composing your essay.  

Your final submission should...


Style & Mechanics


  • Contain a clear message

  • Provide thoughtful evidence/explanations to support opinions

  • Make a connection to your life, current events, or other subjects 

  • Engage the readers through rich voice and personality

  • Incorporate purposeful, well-crafted language

  • Demonstrate good control of spelling, capitalization, punctuation, and grammar

  • Utilize an organizational strategy

  • Include  smooth transition between ideas

  • Be easy to follow

Sapna Duchesne,
Oct 17, 2019, 7:56 AM