STEAM Magnet

Magnet Schools: Purpose, Passion, & Innovation

Our school district’s themed magnet schools are united by purpose, passion, and innovation.student building

Forward-thinking and caring teachers motivate students to learn and grow with in-depth, collaborative, and hands-on curriculums. Magnet themes address global problems and provide opportunities to show young minds that they can be part of creating a better world.

The district has eight elementary magnet schools and one visual and performing arts middle school that promotes learning through the 4 C's: Creativity, Critical thinking, Collaboration and Communication.

Learn More About Magnet Schools

We invite you to learn more about these great schools and their communities by visiting school websites and connecting with the schools directly to learn more and apply

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Find the School That's Right for Your Student

Students who live within the school zone for a themed magnet school need only register for school. Students who live outside of the school zone can apply through the School Options process. No testing is required to apply to an themed magnet school.

New Magnet Schools

New Magnet programs are coming to six schools, serving students in grade Kindergarten to 8.

  • Amqui Global Communications Magnet K-8 School, Grades K to 8
  • Cumberland College, Career, & Community through Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Magnet, Grades K to 5
  • Isaac Litton STEM Magnet Middle School, Grades 6 to 8
  • Madison International Arts Magnet Middle School, Grades 6 to 8
  • Neely's Bend World Cultures & International Arts Magnet K-8 School, Grades K to 8
  • Wright Global Media & Mass Communications Magnet, Grades 6 to 8


Magnet School Funding

Funding for STEAM magnet elementary programs is provided, in part, by a competitive grant from the Department of Education Magnet School Assistance Program (MSAP), which focuses on developing and designing innovativetj students holding hands programs that promote diversity, increase choices in public education programs, and strengthen academic achievement.

We transform our schools into STEAM magnets to give students the character, knowledge, and skills they need to become thriving, engaged citizens. Our goal is to: Desegregate schools by supporting the elimination, reduction, and prevention of social and academic isolation of minority students; improve academic achievement; provide dynamic and collaborative hands-on learning with real-world application; recruit non-minority parents to choose our schools.


Introducing "Nuri, Nuri what do you see?"
"Nuri, Nuri what do you see?" is a new children's book that supports the diversity, equity and inclusive programatic work of our federally funded magnet schools.

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