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Prospective Students for 2017-18 - You're invited to visit us at PPS!
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Tuesday, November 29, 2016
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Come see us! Call our office (251-221-2286) and set up an appointment to visit, to tour, and/or to have your 5th grader shadow one of our students during the school day.  We would love to show you all we have to offer.

It’s important that prospective students and parents visit PPS as soon as possible because magnet school applications will take place during the month of January for the first drawing held in February. Applications will be accepted in February and March for remaining drawings held, but the chances of being selected for one’s first choice will not be as great as in the first drawing. Applications may be submitted online via the MCPSS website ( Please share this information with friends and encourage them to visit and apply for PPS for 2017-2018.




Don't miss out on an opportunity to visit one of the top schools in the state of Alabama!  Copy and paste this URL address into your browser search bar to see our state report card...  Once there, enter PHILLIPS PREPARATORY MIDDLE SCHOOL in the school search bar.




2017-18 PPS “See and Sign” OPEN HOUSE DATES for ALL Prospective Students –


January 5 @ PPS (8 am - 2 pm)

January 6 @ PPS (10 am - 6 pm)

January 13 @ other magnet schools (1 pm – 6 pm)

January 14 @ other magnet schools (9 am – 12 pm)


January 20 @ PPS (10 am - 6 pm) & at other magnet schools (1 pm – 6 pm)

January 21 @ other magnet schools (9 am – 12 pm)


We hope you will invite any fifth grade students and their parents/guardians you know to visit Phillips on Thursday, January 5; Friday, January 6; or Friday, January 20, while school is in session, so that they may see what we do here each day; tour our campus; meet some of our administrators, teachers, and students; become familiar with the curriculum that we offer; and see our newly renovated school! The other magnet schools will host open houses on January 13, 14, 20, and 21. 




The application process for Mobile County Public Schools' seven magnet schools is set to go live on Thursday, January 5. Students are selected through a drawing process, with the first of three drawings set for February 1. The deadline for applications is March 31.  MCPSS' three magnet elementary schools are Council Traditional School, Eichold-Mertz School of Math, Science and Technology and Old Shell Road School of Performing Arts. Its four magnet middle schools are Clark-Shaw School of Math and Science, Denton Magnet School of Technology, Dunbar School of Creative and Performing Arts and Phillips Preparatory. Applications can be found at by scrolling to "I want to apply for" and clicking on "magnet schools." Open house dates are scheduled throughout January and can also be found on the application page.


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