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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Cave said he likely will transfer to a magnet school in Camden and play football for Camden High School. Phil Anastasia,, "Robert 'Cody' Hall named new football coach at Camden Catholic," 9 June 2018 Carvalho has championed school choice initiatives, including magnet schools and specialized programs in everything from conservation biology to art and design. Kyra Gurney, miamiherald, "Alberto Carvalho turns down top schools job in New York City | Miami Herald," 1 Mar. 2018 Each involves some combination of redistricting, construction and magnet school shifts. Libby Solomon,, "Firm presents 7 scenarios to address Balto. Co. high school overcrowding; all include new Towson High," 13 July 2018 Bermudez Zimmerman attended one of the new regional magnet schools that opened in response to the Sheff lawsuit. Daniela Altimari,, "Who Is Eva Bermudez Zimmerman? A Fresh Face With A History Of Activism," 25 May 2018 Bristol currently sends more than 300 students to magnet schools in other communities. Don Stacom, Courant Community, "Bristol Eyes Memorial Boulevard School As New Arts Magnet School, Downtown Gateway," 21 May 2018 There’s still room for new students at five Palm Beach County magnet schools benefiting from an $11.6 million federal grant that has paid for arts teachers, academic coaches and new iPads for students. Lois K. Solomon,, "There's still room at magnet schools in Delray Beach and Boynton Beach," 2 July 2018 The Miami-Dade County Commission for Women, created in 1971, holds a partnership with the magnet school to offer annual scholarships to alumni. Adrianne Richardson, miamiherald, "Students get $1.000 scholarships from Commission for Women," 2 July 2018 English teacher Kozbi Simmons said Digital Harbor High School, a South Baltimore magnet school that enrolls more than 1,200 students, was a ghost town. Talia Richman,, "'We’re all just wondering why we’re here': Extra school days lead to empty classrooms in Maryland," 19 June 2018

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1968, in the meaning defined above

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: 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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