Applying to Rogers-Herr

Admission by Lottery

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Rogers-Herr Middle School (RHMS) is a Durham Public Schools Calendar Magnet. Prospective students must apply through DPS's annual magnet lottery. The online application period is January 8-31, 2018, and applicants must have an email address and use their child’s PowerSchool student ID number to complete the application.

Applying For Next Year

Families interested in exploring their magnet school options should plan to attend the annual DPS Magnet Fair on Saturday, November 4, 2017 from 10am-1pm 1pm at Southern School of Energy and Sustainability. The online application window will be open January 8-31, 2018. We invite you to visit Rogers-Herr during one of our scheduled tours (click here to register):

  • Thu, Nov 16, 8am
  • Tue, Dec 5, 8am
  • Thu, Dec 14, 8am
  • Tue, Jan 16, 8am
  • Thu, Jan 18, 11am & 4:30pm
  • Tue, Jan 23, 8am
  • Thu, Jan 25, 11am & 4:30pm
  • Tue, Jan 30, 8am & 4:30pm

Magnet Coordinators

Please contact our Magnet Coordinator with any questions, comments, or concerns you may have:

Jenny Umbarger
919.560.3970 x70235

Lottery Details

Rogers-Herr is a regional calendar magnet school. Students are eligible to apply to RHMS only if they live in the attendance zones for the following elementary schools: Bethesda, Creekside, Fayetteville St., Forest View, Hope Valley, Lakewood, Parkwood, WG Pearson, EK Powe, YE Smith, Southwest, and CC Spaulding.

In the lottery for RHMS, priority is given to students who are siblings of current RHMS students, siblings of students who are also applying to RHMS, or students currently attending Pearsontown Elementary, provided they submit an application and select RHMS as their first choice. Please note that this is not a guarantee for a seat.

Following the application period, DPS conducts admissions lotteries before the results are posted on the SmartChoice Dashboard website, usually at the beginning of March. Applicants selected through the lottery process must usually accept or decline their lottery seat on the SmartChoice Dashboard website within two weeks of posting.

This page last updated October 31, 2017