magnet school


Definition of magnet school

: a school with superior facilities and staff and often a specialized curriculum designed to attract pupils from throughout a city or school district

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Yet even in Spider-Verse — a genuinely wonderful and magical movie — Miles’s presence in a magnet school is an easy shorthand for a talented kid from a working-class background pulling himself up by his bootstraps. Emily Todd Vanderwerff, Vox, "Spider-Man: Far From Home turns a class-conscious hero into a tech bro," 3 July 2019 The most celebrated high school program was at Cass Technical High School, which operated as a magnet school for high-achieving students across many disciplines, among them science, engineering, art, and music. Mark Stryker, Detroit Free Press, "'Jazz from Detroit': Exclusive excerpt from new book about city's remarkable jazz legacy," 30 June 2019 The affluent and tight-knit community of Crystal, Colo., is torn apart at the seams with the announcement of the opening of a public magnet school for gifted children. Barbara Vandenburgh, USA TODAY, "5 books not to miss: 'Wanderers' by Chuck Wendig, 'American Predator,' 'Whisper Network'," 29 June 2019 Alabama’s new state magnet school focusing on cyber technology got its first leader Friday and its largest financial donation to date, catapulting the school toward a 2020 opening. Paul Gattis |,, "Madison County superintendent to lead state cyber school," 28 June 2019 Mission Vista is a dual-magnet school, with programs focusing on arts and communication, and science and technology. San Diego Union-Tribune, "North County School News, June 13," 13 June 2019 Students on Tuesday said the new name reflects the magnet school’s students, who come from all over the city and world to attend classes in the Summit Hill and West Seventh neighborhoods. Josh Verges, Twin Cities, "St. Paul board drops slave-owning president Monroe’s name from two school buildings," 18 June 2019 To be considered, magnet schools must show a commitment to high academic standards, curriculum innovation, successful desegregation and diversity efforts, and strong parent and community involvement. San Diego Union-Tribune, "North County School News, June 13," 13 June 2019 Mary Fertig, a 30-year schools activist and mother of six, said there are successes to consider: Fort Lauderdale’s magnet schools have hundreds of students on waiting lists. Brittany Wallman,, "Public schools get failing grades in new survey by Fort Lauderdale residents," 8 June 2019

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1968, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of magnet school

chiefly US : a school that has courses in special subjects (such as the arts or technology) and is designed to attract students from all parts of a community

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