The school selection process is nerve-racking, and frustrating for parents. We're still waiting for word and planning on what we'll do if my daughter doesn't get into Noe. Given the demand for slots in certain schools among the top students, I'm curious as to if JCPS has ever given thought to creating more academic magnets to spread the wealth and reputation of the best schools to other schools. It may take some effort and time, but why not create more schools with the academic rigor and programs of Male and Manual? I have to imagine the demand is there. And certainly there are many active parents and good students who are taken out of JCPS if these options are not available to them. I'll have more thoughts in a couple of weeks after we find out about our selection.