Magnet School News Archive

School District Five becomes first professional development district of its kind in the nation
District Five of Lexington and Richland Counties

Lexington-Richland School District Five has partnered with the University of South Carolina to become the first ever professional development school district of its kind in the nation. Through the National Association for Professional Development Schools, profe... Read more

September 18, 2018

Montana Street Magnet School is getting their hands dirty
WTVY Lynesy Smith

As one of Alabama's bicentennial schools, Montana Magnet received a $2,000 grant that enables them to help out their local community. By partnering up with Aunt Katie's Community Garden, the students and teachers will help maintain the grounds around the garden as ... Read more

September 11, 2018

Irmo High School achieves national magnet school certification
Chapin Chamber Weekly News Staff

The Lexington-Richland School District Five high school was among 21 schools nationwide to successfully complete a rigorous nine-month evaluation process and “demonstrate through evidence, reflection, and strategic action that it has established the best practices e... Read more

September 06, 2018

Groton middle schools become STEM, arts magnet schools in Conn.
NECN Kerri-Lee Mayland

Groton middle schoolers head back to class on Tuesday. While they may be returning to the same two school buildings, the schools' names have changed. West Side Science Technology Engineering and Math Magnet Middle School replaces the former West Side Middle School ... Read more

September 04, 2018

Norwich new magnet middle schools get started
The Day Claire Bessette

The city’s 1,000 middle school students arrived at school Friday, two days later than their elementary counterparts and ready to tackle new magnet themes they chose last spring. Teachers at both the Kelly STEAM Magnet Middle School and the Teachers’ Memorial Global... Read more

August 31, 2018

Cyber academy at magnet school offers opportunities for Augusta students
The Augusta Chronicle Sarah LeBlanc

Cyber is coming to Augusta, and students from the Richmond County School System and elsewhere are positioned to benefit. Local officials attended the dedication of the system’s Cybersecurity Academy of Excellence at Richmond County Technical Career Magnet School on... Read more

August 30, 2018

Parents, students check out Pattengill Biotechnical Magnet School on first day of school
Lansing State Journal RJ Wolcott

Packs of parents with children in tow descended upon the new Pattengill Biotechnical Magnet School Monday morning for the first day of school. Aaron Tucker escorted his two children, Joshua and Madison, a fourth-grader and a kindergartner, respectively, past the b... Read more

August 27, 2018

Magnet program at Alderete Middle School helps launch students into medical pathway
KVIA Denise Olivas

The first day of class for the Canutillo Independent School District is on Monday, August 27. At Alderete Middle School, dozens of sixth graders will join the Aderete Medical Academy. This is the second cohort to join the medical magnet school, the first group was pa... Read more

August 24, 2018

New SmartLab opens at Park Forest Elementary
WAFB Staff

Baton Rouge leaders celebrated something big at Park Forest Elementary Wednesday. A ribbon cutting was held for the new, creative SmartLab. The new addition to the school was made possible thanks to a $150,000 Magnet Schools Assistance Program Grant. The principal ... Read more

August 22, 2018

Local principal overcomes childhood poverty and helps students to do the same
ABC News Keitha Nelson-Williams

Andrew Jackson High School has seen its fair share of challenges and gains. Once graded the lowest "F" in the state, it's now just four percentage points away from being an "A" ranked magnet school. Sitting at the helm of the Tigers is a princ... Read more

August 12, 2018
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