Holt Language Academy Calendar Magnet Elementary


4019 Holt School Road
Durham, NC 27704

Holt is both a year-round calendar as well as program magnet school. The year-round calendar supports sustained exposure to a second language, making it ideal for students learning another language.

Holt has an assigned attendance zone and region because it is a year round magnet school, but rising Kindergarten and First Grade students who reside anywhere in the district may apply to their Language Academy program for 2014-2015.  Rising Kindergarten and 1st grade students may apply for the Holt Language Academy district wide, while applicants in grades 2-5 must reside in the Holt region. Applicants residing in Holt’s region will receive priority assignment in the application/lottery process.

Features of the magnet school include:

  • All students study an additional language (Spanish or Mandarin Chinese) beginning in Kindergarten with the opportunity to become conversational in that language by end of grade 5
  • Global cultures integrated into core curriculum for greater understandings of the world and its people
  • Operates on a year-round calendar with three-week breaks between each 9 week instructional period, and a five week break during summer

Lottery Priorities

Sibling Priorities, Link Priority to The School for Creative Studies, Attendance Zone

*Applicants must submit an application and rank their priority school as their first choice to be considered for any priority through the lottery process.

*Please note that there is no guarantee of assignment for either sibling priorities, or link priority, as seats must be available at the grade level(s) requested.

Please see FAQs for priority definitions and explanations.