MSAP Grant: STEAM Magnet Schools
What is a STEAM Magnet School?
Magnet Schools are founded on the five pillars of diversity, innovative curriculum and professional development, academic excellence, high quality instructional systems and family and community partnerships. Each of Metro Schools’ 5 new magnet schools are focusing on a specific theme tied to STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math). STEAM integration shares life skills with students that reach beyond the classroom and supports college and career readiness.
How to apply
Each of the 5 schools have seats for students who live in the school’s zone and students who choose to participate in the MNPS optional school application process. Be aware the option to apply to any of the MSAP funded elementary schools is subject to the number of spaces that are available in that school. You can submit an Optional Application at any point during the year, but there is a preferred application period each school year.
5 steam magnet elementary schools
Glencliff Elementary - Entrepreneurship
120 Antioch Pike, Nashville, TN 37211
Inglewood Elementary - Environmental Sciences
1700 Riverside Drive, Nashville, TN 37216
Rosebank Elementary - Integrated Technology and Biological Sciences
1012 Preston Drive, Nashville, TN 37206
Warner Elementary - Arts
626 Russell Street, Nashville, TN 37206
John B. Whitsitt Elementary - Environmental Engineering
110 Whitsett Road, Nashville, TN 37210
2017-2022 MSAP Grant
Metro Nashville Public Schools (MNPS) has been awarded a highly competitive federal Magnet Schools Assistance Program (MSAP) grant from the Department of Education for $15 million to be used over the next five years. The district is using the grant to transform five traditional elementary schools to whole-school magnet programs with science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics (STEAM)-related themes.
Objectives of MSAP Grant
Reduce minority group isolation among African American and Hispanic students in proposed magnet schools;
Ensure all students attending the magnet schools meet challenging academic standards and are on track to be college- and career-ready;
Ensure that all students attending the magnet schools benefit from the magnet’s educational offerings and have equal opportunities to gain magnet theme-specific value-added skills and knowledge; and
Build the capacity within the magnet schools to provide rigorous, theme- and evidence-based instructional programs that will help promote choice and diversity in MNPS.