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Political Leadership Magnet

Welcome to the Jonesboro High School Political Leadership Magnet Page!

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Jonesboro High School Political Science Leadership Magnet Program Purpose

The JHS Political Science Leadership Magnet Program encourages students to learn how to build strong relationships with leaders in government and understand how to begin developing relationships with state, national, and international leaders.  Students will increase their knowledge of government, civics, and ethics, empowering them to develop a more global perspective. 


JHS Political Science Leadership Magnet Program Framework

In order to empower our JHS Political Science Leadership Magnet students, students engage in a Public Policy Program that is designed for them to develop the key skills necessary to serve as effective change agents: researching, writing, presenting, and advocating.

These skills are developed through a Public Policy Framework in which students develop their understanding during classroom instruction, take action through experiential projects, and ultimately develop a belief in themselves to become change agents.


Eligibility Criteria

Interested students must be current rising 9th graders for the upcoming school year.

Students must hold a minimum 3.0 GPA.

  • Students must complete the online application at 
  • Click "Apply Now," and create your Parent/Guardian Account with a user ID and password that is easy to remember.
  • Regular Application window:
  • Late application window opens:


Students must identify two teachers to complete Teacher Recommendations and enter their information in the application portal.  

Students must have a clean discipline record.

Students who meet initial requirements must participate in a panel interview.  (Interview information will be shared with students and parents via email).  


Course Outline

Students are required to take all courses required by the state of Georgia to fulfill high school graduation requirements.  In addition to the required courses which are scheduled based on each student’s current transcript, student must also take specific courses to complete the Political Science Leadership Magnet pathway.  Please see the Course Pathway PDF for a full list of required courses.


Contact: Ms. Bailey, Magnet Lead (Principal)