Magnets in the News


Magnet schools exert their pull on Lansing students

A student who loves to act doesn't have to wait until graduation to grab hold of their dream. The engineers and the health specialists don't have to stand by until college to begin polishing their areas of expertise. An interest in international language doesn't have to be delayed until they reach adulthood. Lansing magnet schools allow for immediate immersion into specific interests.

Pivot Point: This Wichita principal got the student walkout for gun violence exactly right

Faced with 200 Northeast Magnet High students leaving classes Wednesday to protest school violence, Creasman's response to the disruption had three components.

Parents get a taste of students' day at Northwest Career and Technical Academy in Las Vegas

15-year-old Dylan Lamouroux's father, Jesse, watched as he learned to baste a chicken breast at Northwest Career and Technical Academy Friday. Instead of parents bringing their kids to work, parents got a look at what their teens were doing in school this week. The magnet school includes programs in culinary arts, medical professions, teacher education, mechanical technology, construction technology, engineering and design.

SLPS magnet school wins WWT Hackathon

Ten students from a St . Louis Public Schools magnet school won the top prize in a Hackathon event on February 24, taking home a $10,000 prize for their app, aimed at helping St. Louis students understand their educational options.

Meet a Roadrunner: Don Davis '17 is a cybersecurity mentor

While teaching at San Marcos High School, Davis saw a significant discrepancy between the technology his students were expected to access and what was available at home. "These students, who could barely afford clothes, were expected to use expensive proprietary programs that they could not reasonably or sustainably have at home," Davis said.

Chattanooga High Center For Creative Arts Honored As A National Magnet School Of Excellence

CCA students have performed with national touring company productions of Porgy and Bess and Barry Manilow. The school offers programs in communications, music, dance, theatre and visual arts. Damon Gillespie, a graduate of Chattanooga Center for Creative Arts, is one of the stars of the new NBC television show "RISE."

Live performer juggles school and personal interests

Most people have probably called their dad a clown once or twice, but for junior Sophia Rosman, it's no joke. Her father, Michael Rosman, has worked as a professional comedy juggler in a circus for over 20 years. Sophia is a professional special events entertainer. She has performed at the White House, on the Ellen Degeneres Show, and hundreds of other venues.

District's magnet schools give students, parents more choice

At East Aiken School of the Arts, paintings, drawings and sculpture turn the halls into an art gallery. At Jackson STEM Magnet Middle School, using technology, students create apps and learn to think critically, giving them an edge on the workforce of the future.

Bishop Woods School invites community to celebrate learning

School leaders at Bishop Woods Architecture and Design Magnet School say the way students learn in the school's second year as a magnet school is through hands-on, project-based instruction - or by seeing and by doing.

Hillside High's IB Programme was created to attract white students. Is it working?

What if Durham Public Schools had a college preparatory program that routinely sent students to top universities? Wouldn't parents and students beat down the door to enroll?


Learn how to become a Nationally Certified Magnet School

Raise the level of performance consistent throughout school districts nationwide and creates a platform from which all magnet schools can flourish. Magnet Schools of America’s national certification process is designed to recognize the hard work of the best magnet schools in the nation and to help them as they grow.

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