Parents and students are invited to attend and learn about the District’s magnet themes, talk with staff from the schools and learn how to enroll.
“Magnet schools offer students new opportunities they may not find in other schools,” said Olivia Boatner, director of magnet schools. “With themes like engineering and the arts, magnet schools open up new possibilities for students.
“The magnet festival is a great one–stop shop for parents to learn about all the choices available to their children.”
The District offers a wide variety of choices. Choice schools allow you to elect out of an assigned boundary school zone. Most of the campuses specialize in a specific area or areas of interest. And there are programs for students as young as four years old.
The magnet programs give students a range of thematic educational choices for grades PreK-12. Students in the magnet programs have a unique opportunity for in-depth studies in a specific area of interest. The campuses attract a wide-range of students, creating richly diverse learning environments.
The International Baccalaureate® studies program (IB) targets students in prekindergarten through 12th grade. The IB program provides a globally respected and highly recognized curriculum. The rigorous program challenges students to excel not only in their studies but also their personal growth.
Students can follow the entire IB continuum, which includes the Primary Years Program, Middle Years Program and Diploma Program. It is worth noting that the IB Diploma Program is a globally recognized honors curriculum. Many colleges and universities award credit upon exam results.
These offerings give students a school-within-a-school learning community experience that drives students to grow to their full potential academically and in their area of interest.
At the fair, each magnet school will have a booth where families will be given information and learn about campus tours. Campus organizations will be on hand to discuss offerings and programs available to students.
This is also an opportunity to showcase what students are doing, learning and experiencing at the magnet schools. Expect to see visual arts on display and performing arts students entertaining the crowds.
Scheduled events will take place in the arena, foyer and halls of the MOC.
Additionally, families that complete and submit a survey at the festival will be entered into a drawing for prizes.
Due to the popularity of programs, seats at all campuses may be limited or not available due to high enrollment (capacity). The selection process uses a lottery system. Applications will be available for parents to apply for the magnet lottery for the 2018-2019 school year.
The official postcard notice of deadlines and lottery dates will be mailed out November 1 to all students enrolled at any Aldine ISD school.
For more information about magnet and IB programs, visit the AISD Magnet Office webpages or call Director Olivia Boatner at (281) 985-6559.
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