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Magnet School: Attraction at the Core

Magnet schools offer areas of special focus in the arts and sciences, gifted and talented, international studies, technology, international studies, language studies, Montessori, museums and university connections. School boards, teachers and administrators in each of the Triangle counties are working to greet the wave of young minds and bodies with the best that can be provided.

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Magnet schools offer areas of special focus in the arts and sciences,gifted and talented, international studies, technology,international studies, language studies, Montessori, museumsand university connections. School boards, teachers and administratorsin each of the Triangle counties are working to greet thewave of young minds and bodies with the best that can beprovided.

For many of the new generation of students and their parents,something more than traditional schools is needed tochallenge and accelerate their process of learning in a growingcommunity.

Inquiries into the various schools will provide parentsand students with introductions to teachers and staff whoprovide excellent core studies enhanced with experiencesthat put the learner into labs, studios,museums, clinics and othercommunity learning situations.

With magnet programs, learningcomes to the classroom or the studentvisits the learning action.Math, science and technology aretaught with networked computers,some even wireless. One magnetschool has an Ecosystem LearningCenter featuring a functioninggreenhouse. Other schools welcomeArtists In Residence. Someschools partner with local collegesand universities to broaden student’sexposure to other, moremature learners.

Centennial Campus Middle School is a unique programallowing a middle school to meet on the campus of NorthCarolina State University. With age-appropriate classes andunique social opportunities, the students see an emergingpart of a research university campus.

One nationally recognized school is The North CarolinaSchool of Science and Mathematics. Opened in 1980 as thefirst school of its kind in thenation — a public, residential highschool where students study a specializedcurriculum built aroundscience and mathematics.Research and learn just how themagnet, traditional, year-round orcombination of the types ofschools will best benefit the learningyour child needs. Our globalculture demands the very best.School boards, teachers andadministrators and parents areworking very hard to provide thebest education for every child.

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