Magnet School Conversation Continues


The last of the scheduled Magnet School conversations is set for Wednesday, Dec. 11, from 6:30- 8 p.m. at Washington High School, 2205 Forest Drive SE. Community members are invited to join District representatives in the high school cafeteria to talk about the possibility of bringing Magnet Schools to the District.

With Magnet schools, the public school system creates schools extending beyond traditional attendance boundaries. Schools are focused on innovation and have something different to offer making them an attractive choice to many parents and students looking to feed their child’s interests and abilities. Distinguishing them from other public schools, Magnet schools usually are based around an embedded theme used to help improve student learning results. For example, you might find a Montessori Magnet or a STEM Magnet or a Visual and Performing Arts Magnet.

The intent of Magnet schools is not to discredit or diminish the fine academic experiences found in other schools but instead provides expanded choice for parents, students, and the community. Community members are encouraged to join the conversation at to share ideas, questions, and visions of what this could look like and what themes best fit our community.

Learn more about magnet schools. - updated 11/12/13

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