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Magnet Program

Magnet students will connect the study of technology to the areas of math and science as they enhance the problem-solving skills needed for success in S.T.E.M. (science, technology, engineering and math)-related fields. Students with aptitudes for and interests in math, science and technology will enjoy this program. Magnet program students take rigorous math and science classes that infuse the magnet theme into the curriculum. This coursework moves at an accelerated pace in terms of breadth and/or depth. Students will take Magnet Algebra 1 and Magnet Geometry during this program to allow for more time for AP Math courses in high school. Students are also enrolled in a technology class, take a specialized research co-curricular course and are required to take Introduction to Engineering Design in the eighth grade. Students have regular access to home and school iPads, interactive whiteboards, laptop computers and probeware that will enhance project production and new learning. Students are expected to complete summer assignments/projects, which allow magnet teachers to increase the depth of unit exploration throughout the school year. Past activities have included field experiences, a campus-wide engineering day and guest speakers.