Magnet Open House

Join us during our Magnet Open House to find out for yourself why Columbus High School is #1 in the District, #2 in the State, and #75 in the U.S.! 

You will also have the chance to meet with club sponsors, coaches, and current students for a personalized experience! We can't wait to see you!

open house dates

wednesday, november 29 & thursday, november 30

1 Meet the Requirements

All students who attend Columbus High School must reside in Muscogee County or on Ft. Moore property. 

8th graders: Do you have 80 or higher average in all classes and no grade below 80 for any grading period? Good attendance and behavior records?

Transfer students: Do you have a 3.5+ unweighted GPA and no grade below 80 on your current school year grade report? Good attendance and behavior records?

If you meet these requirements, then apply to CHS!

2 Submit Your Application for the Upcoming School-Year

You must submit your MCSD Magnet Application for the upcoming school-year online beginning in November and ending in February.

Families relocating to the Columbus area outside of the application window should contact the Magnet Office as soon as possible to begin the admissions process in advance of your arrival.   Contact the Magnet Director, Wendy Henderson, at

3 Take the Next Step

8th graders:   Select an admissions test date via the online application portal.  The test is 3 hours long and consists of three portions: Math, English, and Essay.  You must receive a testing confirmation letter from the Magnet Office in order to participate in a testing session.

Transfer students:  Submit your most recent transcript and current school year grade report.  We will conduct a transcript evaluation based on the criteria outlined above AND determine if course completion aligns with our magnet program requirements.

4 Await Decision Day

Offer decisions will be sent to applicants via the online application portal on a designated date in February.

Students have one week to select which magnet school they want to attend based on the offers they receive.

Students who select CHS will receive a welcome message and admissions packet shortly after the online decision is confirmed. 

We look forward to helping you Be Your Best at CHS!

Things to know before applying

Completing the MCSD Magnet Application is required for all students applying to Columbus High School. The online application must be submitted prior to testing. Students will be contacted by CHS to confirm a testing date. 

You will also need:

When to Test?

Testing dates will vary from year to year. Testing begins at 8:00am and lasts until 12:00pm on our school campus. The testing dates for 2023-2024 admissions are:

Saturday, Dec. 9, 2023

Saturday, Jan. 20, 2024

Saturday, Feb. 3, 2024