What are Magnet Schools today?. Charla Bowman Stephanie Cain Sarah Dekany Laurie Hill Mallory Jaryga. April 4, 2006. Welcome to today’s seminar!. Please help yourself to the provided snacks and beverages Please be seated as quickly as possible so that we may begin. Goals and Objectives .
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April 4, 2006
“A public elementary school, public secondary school, public elementary education center, or public secondary education center that offers a special curriculum capable of attracting substantial numbers of students of different racial backgrounds."
"Magnet programs aim to eliminate, reduce, or prevent minority group isolation in elementary and secondary schools while strengthening students' knowledge of academic subjects and their grasp of marketable vocational skills. The special curriculum of a magnet school attracts substantial numbers of students from different social, economic, ethnic, and racial backgrounds and provides greater opportunities for voluntary and court-ordered desegregation efforts to succeed."
What are the pros and cons of magnet schools as an option of school choice?
How does public opinion affect the decision to attend a magnet school?
“Richardson high school will continue its rich, proud tradition by providing a flexible and extensive curriculum, high expectations,and partnership with the community to ensure that all members of our diverse population become productive life-long learners and contributing members of the global community.”
“The purpose of the Richardson Arts, Law and Science Magnet High School is to accelerate the pursuit of professional goals and skills.”
“The Academy of Irving ISD is a collaborative learning community that enhances the district's high school education program. It is our mission to provide a unique set of relevant learning experiences to our student-customers that produces graduates who are life-long learners, effective citizens, and productive members of society. We will be a nationally recognized model of effective integration of business, community and education resources to provide students with integrated academic and career preparation.”
Would a school with multiple magnet programs attract more students than a school with only one program?
Does your school fit the government definition of a magnet school?
- How is it the same?
- How is it different?
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