(Decatur, IL) -- Applications are now being accepted at Decatur’s five magnet schools for the 2014-15 school year. If you live within DPS 61’s boundaries, you can apply. Families have until January 31st to sign up but must attend orientation at the school to which they’re applying to be considered for the electronic lottery being held to fill impending vacancies. Your choices are Durfee and Johns Hill magnet schools, French and Hope academies and Garfield Montessori. Orientation dates vary widely, so contact the school for more info.