Farnsley Middle School

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Important Dates

  • JCPS Showcase of Schools at Kentucky International Convention Center
    Saturday, October 12, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Farnsley MST Open House
    Thursday, Oct. 24, 6 to 7 p.m.
  • JCPS Application Deadline
    Wednesday, December 19, 2019
  • Magnet Admissions Survey Completion Deadline
    Wednesday, December 18, 2019

MST Magnet Program Application Process

register and apply online


Mandatory JCPS Online Registration

The JCPS application must be completed before submitting the Farnsley Math Science Technology (MST) Application.

*Please remember to check the box allowing JCPS to send student information to schools.


Eligible Students

The following students can apply for admission to Farnsley Middle School MST Magnet Program: 

  1. Any current 5th, 6th or 7th grade student living within our MST area.
  2. Any current 5th, 6th or 7th grade Farnsley base area student planning on attending Farnsley.
  3. Any 6th or 7th grade Farnsley student living within our MST area who is not currently in the MST program.  

*Students already accepted into the MST program need not reapply.

Admissions Criteria

Incoming sixth-, seventh-, and eighth-grade students excelling in math, science, and technology are eligible to apply to the Middle School MST Magnet Program. Students in the MST Program take intensive, accelerated classes in the areas of math and science, and enhanced classes in language arts and social studies. Concepts and skills are refined in these areas and applied to individual research projects. Technology is a component of curriculum that is infused into all academic areas.

The Farnsley Admission Committee will review the following criteria for acceptance:

  1. Academic/Behavior Record—Grade point average of 3.2 or higher as well as above-average behavior over the past two years
  2. Standardized Test Results—Above-average test scores on the KPREP during the last two years. Test scores for non-Kentucky or private schools can include the California Test of Basic Skills, Terra Nova, Stanford Test of Academic Skills, etc.
  3. Short-Answer Writing Prompts—Proficient or above-quality. Included in the Magnet Admissions Survey.
  4. Attendance Record—An attendance record of 96% or higher over the past two years.

Admissions Process

Before submitting application materials to Farnsley, parents/guardians must complete the online JCPS school choice component of the process. To do so, click here to go to the JCPS Registration and Application web page.

Once the application has been processed, the first choice school is notified of the application. The deadline to complete this is Wednesday, December 18, 2019.

Submit a Magnet Admissions Survey to Farnsley. This list of extracurricular and service activities and two writing prompts can be completed and submitted electronically via this link. The deadline to complete this is Wednesday, December 18, 2019 by 4 p.m.

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