Magnet Schools of America recognizes the top schools in the country annually
Contact: Laurie Hogan (336) 370-8307
Created: 2/3/2010 1:16:33 PM
Five of the district's magnet and choice schools are
schools of merit for 2010 according to Magnet Schools of America.
Johnson Street Global Studies was among a select group
named Schools of Excellence by the organization. Jones Spanish Immersion
Elementary, The Early College at Guilford, Weaver Academy and
Washington Elementary were named Schools of Distinction.
Magnet Schools of America recognizes the top magnet
schools in the country annually. Schools are selected based on their
commitment to high academic standards, curriculum innovation, successful
desegregation/diversity efforts, specialized teaching staffs and parent
and community involvement.
"Our students are fortunate to have access to magnet
programs like performing arts, early colleges, Montessori and global
studies that are recognized on the national level," said Michelle
Ungurait, director of magnet and choice schools. "We commend our
principals and teachers for creating premier learning experiences for
the students in these programs."
National recognition of these schools comes as
parents and students explore the many magnet and choice options
available within Guilford County Schools (GCS). About 5,000 participants
are expected to attend the Magnet and Choice Schools Fair on Saturday,
Feb. 13 from 9 a.m. to noon at the Greensboro Coliseum Pavilion. At the
fair, interested families with students in pre-K through 12th grade can
learn about each school's unique theme while speaking to teachers and
watching student demonstrations. GCS has 44 magnet and choice schools
with 50 programs.
Applications for magnet and choice schools will be
accepted from Feb. 13 through March 12 at 5 p.m. Assignment for many of
the schools is based on a lottery system, while some schools require
certain academic criteria, an interview or an audition. Applications
will be available at the magnet fair and at each magnet school.
For more information about each of the programs, click on the link below.