Lansdowne High School Academies

3800 Hollins Ferry Road, Halethorpe, MD 21227



Arts and Communications

Health and Human Services

Science, Engineering,
and IT

AOF is the only academy in which in-zone students must apply. Otherwise, In-zone students choose one of the other three academies their freshman year.


· Visual Arts

· Instrumental

· Choir

· Dance

· Theater

· Mass Communications

· Child Development

· Food Science

· Carpentry

· Electrical


· Biomedical Science (PLTW)

· Engineering and IT


Read more about AOF

Read more about AAC

Read more about HHS

Read more about SEIT


 Important Dates and Links

Lansdowne High School Open House
Lansdowne High School
Thursday, October 17, 2017
4:30 PM – 6:30 PM (Open House)
Visit our school and meet our academy teachers.  Ask questions about our programs.  This is a great time to get to know the instructors and see what Lansdowne High School is like.  You can even stop by our newly renovated auditorium and see our performance academy in action as they display some of their current works.  You will have a chance to not only meet the teachers, but also meet some of our students. 

Shadow Days

Please contact Ms. Wolfe ( to schedule a shadow day for your child. This is a great way for students to get a true feel for the environment of the academy and Lansdowne High School.

A shadow day is when your child is paired up with one of our students and follows that student during their classes for one half of a school day. Lansdowne High School shadow days for the Fall of 2017 are by appointment only, from November 13th to 17th.

A parent/legal guardian must come to the front office with the student and present a driver’s license to the front office secretary. You will tell us who is picking up your child at that time, so that we know who to release your child to. That person must also present a driver's license when picking up your child. We will not release your child without verification.

If your child is a BCPS student, then please have them bring their BCPS One card ID to wear during the shadow day. Non BCPS students will receive a guest sticker ID badge.

AM shadows should arrive at 7:40 AM and should be picked up at 10:40 AM.

PM shadows should arrive at 10:45 AM or 11:15 AM depending on the shadow schedule and should be picked up at 1:40 PM.

Some PM shadows will include a half hour lunch period. These PM shadows may bring a lunch or cash for lunch (middle school lunch ID numbers will not work here). AM shadows will not attend lunch during the visit.

Please email or call 410-887-1415 to reach our front office.

Application and Assessment Timeline

September 16, 2017
· Magnet EXPO! - Radisson North Baltimore Hotel, Timonium - 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Exhibition of Elementary, Middle, and High School Magnet Programs

October - November, 2017  
· Magnet Showcase Events at individual schools (schedule included with magnet brochure and available for download from the left-side menu)

NOVEMBER 17, 2017
· APPLICATION DEADLINE for all programs Applications must be submitted online, postmarked, or hand-delivered by this date to the Office of Magnet Programs. Hand-delivered applications must be received in the Office of Magnet Programs by 3:30 p.m. on Monday, November 30, 2015.
Applications postmarked, hand-delivered, or received without a legible postmark after the November 30, 2015, deadline are not processed.
It is recommended that if mailing, it be certified so that you have a receipt.

November 22, 2017
· Last date to make individual assessment appointments for middle and high school assessments. Make your appointment online by signing back into your application or call the office of mag

LHS Magnet Assessments January 16th and 17th
Tuesday January 16th (AAC & HHS) and Wednesday January 17th (SEIT & AOF) 2018
3:30 PM to 5:30 PM.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who can apply?

Those Baltimore county resident students currently grade 8 or 9 who are NOT zoned for Lansdowne High School may apply to any of the four academies.  Those students currently grade 8 or 9 who ARE zoned for Lansdowne High School may only apply to the Academy of Finance.  LHS zoned students can elect to be in the other three academies during their winter registration while attending LHS.  See which high school you are zoned for by visiting

Transportation to and from Lansdowne High School
Students accepted into a Lansdowne High School magnet program and are zoned for a Western Baltimore county public high school (Milford, Pikesville, Randallstown, New town, Owings Mills, Franklin, Woodlawn, and Catonsville) can take a magnet school bus from their zoned high school to Lansdowne High School and back each day.  Transportation to and from their zoned high school is not provided.  Students zoned for the other Baltimore county public high schools must provide their own transportation to and from Lansdowne High school. 

Email your questions to Sheri Wolfe, magnet coordinator at  



Arts and Communications

Health and HumanServices

Academy of Finance

Science, Engineering,and IT (includes Biomed)


Program descriptions

APPLICATION and Magnet Office Homepage