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 in January each year, and applicants must have an email address and use their child’s PowerSchool student ID number to complete the application. More information about magnet schools and the application process can be found on the DPS Magnet Programs webpage.

Applying For Next Year

Families interested in exploring their magnet school options should plan to attend the annual DPS Magnet Fair on Saturday, October 27, 2018 from 10am-1pm at Southern School of Energy and Sustainability. Tours of the school will be offered in the weeks following the magnet fair and throughout the online application window in January.

Magnet Coordinator

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 September 25, 2018