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Magnet Programs

    List of Magnet Schools     Types of Magnet Schools
       
 
Magnet Admissions Office
Alvin E. Morris Admin. Center 
201 N Water, Room 422
Wichita, Kansas 67202
phone:  (316) 973-4464
fax:  (316) 973-4725
 
Nikkie Zdrojewski
Program Specialist

Magnet schools are free public elementary and secondary schools of choice that are operated by the school district. Magnet schools have a focused theme and aligned curricula in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), Fine and Performing Arts, International Baccalaureate, International Studies, Career and Technology, World Languages and many others. Magnet schools are typically more "hands on - mind on" and use an approach to learning that is inquiry or performance/project based. They use state, district or Common Core standards in all subject areas, however, they are taught within the overall theme of the school.  

Magnetic News
 
Summer STEM Academy:  "Introduction"
An introduction to the Wichita Public School’s first Summer STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) Academy. Students from pre-K through Middle School take part in various engaging hands-on learning activities. Academy Principal Terrell Davis hosts. Watch
 
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ELEMENTARY MAGNET SCHOOLS (KDG - 5th)  (to the top)
 
Black Traditional Magnet
NH, Pre-K, Standardized Dress, School Age Program
 
  L'Ouverture Career Explorations &
Technology Magnet

NH, ESOL Program, School Age Program
 
Bostic Traditional Magnet
PM, Standardized Dress, School Age Program
  McLean Science & Technology Magnet
NH, School Age Program
 
Buckner Performing Arts & Science Magnet
NH, Pre-K, School Age Program
  Minneha Core Knowledge Magnet
NH, Pre-K, Standardized Dress, ESOL Program, School Age Program
 
Cleaveland Traditional Magnet
PM, Standardized Dress, School Age Program
  Mueller Aerospace & Engineering Discovery
NH, Pre-K, School Age Program  
 
Dodge Literacy Magnet
NH, Pre-K, School Age Program
  Price-Harris Communications Magnet
NH, ESOL Program, School Age Program
 
Earhart Environmental Magnet
NH, Pre-K, School Age Program
  Riverside Leadership Magnet
NH, School Age Program
 
Enders Open Magnet
NH, School Age Program
 
  Spaght Science & Communications Magnet
NH, Pre-K, Standardized Dress, ESOL Program, School Age Program
Hyde International Studies & Communications Magnet
NH, School Age Program
 
Woodland Health & Wellness
NH, Pre-K, ESOL Program, School Age Program

Isely Traditional Magnet
NH, Standardized Dress, School Age Program
   

KDG - 8th MAGNET SCHOOL (to the top)
 
Gordon Parks International Baccalaureate Magnet Academy
KDG through 5th grade NH, 6th through 8th grade PM, School Age Program

Horace Mann Dual Language Magnet
PM (all students must apply), ESOL Program, Standardized Dress, School Age Program

MIDDLE MAGNET SCHOOLS (6th - 8th) (to the top)
 
Allison Traditional Magnet Middle
PM, Standardized Dress
Jardine STEM & Career Explorations
Middle Magnet 
Academy

NH, ESOL Program, Standardized Dress

Brooks Center for STEM & Arts Middle Magnet 
PM, Standardized Dress                                

 
Mayberry Cultural and Fine Arts Middle Magnet
PM, ESOL Program

HIGH SCHOOL MAGNET (9th - 12th)
Northeast Magnet High School (PM)

Types of Magnet Schools    (to the top)

There are two types of magnet schools.
 
1) Neighborhood magnet (NH) schools: Students in the residential boundaries for these schools are not required to apply through the magnet selection process.  All students residing outside of the neighborhood boundary must apply for and be selected through the random selection process.  The following schools are neighborhood magnets:  Black, Buckner, Dodge, Earhart, Enders, Gordon Parks Academy (KDG-5th grade only), Hyde, Isely, L'Ouverture, McLean, Minneha, Mueller, Price-Harris, Riverside, Spaght, Woodland and Jardine Middle Magnet.

2) Pure magnet (PM) schools:  Pure magnet schools are by application only.  There is not a neighborhood attendance area assigned to these schools so all students must apply and go through the random selection process.  The following schools are pure magnets:  Bostic, Cleaveland, Gordon Parks IB Academy (6th-8th grade only), Horace Mann, Allison, Brooks, Mayberry and Northeast Magnet High School.

Additional programs available at some magnet schools are:

ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages):  works with students learning English, their families, their teachers and the community to provide students access to high level curriculum and to ensure proficiency in the English language. Horace Mann, L'Ouverture, Minneha, Price-Harris, Spaght, Woodland, Jardine and Mayberry have ESOL available.  
 
Pre-K Programs:  Black, Buckner, Dodge, Earhart, Enders, Minneha, Mueller, Spaght and Woodland magnet schools have Pre-K classes available. Students attending an elementary magnet school for a Pre-K Program are not enrolled in the magnet program for that school.  Pre-K students attending a magnet school must submit a magnet application for their KDG year before the deadline and be randomly selected in order to stay at the magnet school where they attended Pre-K. Parents that need information on enrolling their Pre-K student into a Pre-K program need to contact the Pre-K Office at 973-4708 or visit the Pre-K website

School Age Program (Latchkey)​ is a before-and-after school program held in most elementary buildings and is designed to provide dependable child care services to children and families.  Please click here for the Latchkey website.

Standardized Dress Codes (uniforms):  some magnet schools offer standardized dress code.  Black, Bostic, Cleaveland, Horace Mann, Isely, Minneha, Spaght, Allison, Brooks, and Jardine all have standardized dress code. Please click here for the standardized dress code description.

Click on the links above to visit the school's website.                                                                        (to the top)

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