Presentation on theme: "1 Magnet Program A “school within a school” Magnet Program to include commitment to the planning and implementation that would enhance the learning of."— Presentation transcript:
1 Magnet Program A “school within a school” Magnet Program to include commitment to the planning and implementation that would enhance the learning of math, science and technology to students in grades 3-12.
2 The Magnet program’s potential impact on students and on the community may include Offering an educational option to parents – create a program so appealing – magnetic – that it will draw a diverse range of families throughout the community eager to enroll children even if it means having them attend a school in a distant neighborhood. Magnet Program’s have provided a useful tool / approach in keeping families in their school of origin. Improve teaching and learning for all – Magnet programs promote a healthy competition among their home schools. Quality programs based on student needs and interest – Programs are designed around student interest and engage students in the learning process, leading to high achievement. Because students disengage from learning before they drop out of school, providing focused programs that will keep them engaged in learning will keep them in school. Community members and programmatic partners involved in the delivery of instruction – real life connections for students and their parents – Create a laboratory school model –can serve as a laboratory of successful educational practices and serve as a model to all the other schools.
6 High School Classes Honors Weighting Traditional Grade Point Average (G.P.A.) is based upon a 4.0 scale (4.0 = A); weighted grading is based upon a 5.0 scale All core magnet courses will be based upon a 5.0 scale. Dual Credit and Advanced Placement courses will be available to magnet school students as part of the regular curriculum.
7 Timeline Jan. 20, 2009 Request Board Approval for Implementation of Magnet Program Jan. 21, 2009Media Release of Approved program Jan. 21 - Feb.26Recruitment of grade 4th and 3rd grade students for 4th and 5th grades at elementary Recruitment of 7th graders for 8th grade students at Middle school Recruitment of 8th graders for 9th grade at East Aurora High school Jan. 21, 2009Posting for Teachers for 2009-2010 school year Feb. 10, 2009Open House and Kick – off for student recruitment – East High Freshmen Ctr. March 30, 2009Notification of students accepted into program April – May, 2009Professional development and curriculum writing August, 2009Program implementation of 4th, 5th, 6th, 8th, and 9th grade Magnet Program August, 2010Program implementation of 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, and 10th grade August, 2011Program implementation of 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th and 11th August 2012Program implementation of 3rd – 12th grade Magnet Program
8 Successful program outcomes – Upon board approval we will: Continue to obtain district administration and staff support for the program; Have established a committee of dedicated magnet school stakeholders to plan and facilitate the magnet implementation; Written a curriculum that addresses state’s standards, yet delivers instruction with a math, science and technology; Used best practices and research based strategies for the delivery of instruction; Provided professional development opportunities to enhance teaching and learning; Created a student and staff selection criteria that is clear, consistent and is disseminated to all parents and staff; Involved programmatic partners by aligning their support to the delivery of instruction; Identified a district funding source that will allow for financial sustainability; Developed an evaluation plan that includes data to determine the success of the program in enhancing student achievement.