2015 AACPS Magnet Program Information Nights

2015 AACPS Magnet Program Information Nights

Fall is the Magnet application season for current fifth and eighth graders in all Anne Arundel County Schools. Click here to view a calendar of all upcoming magnet information sessions for 2015.

Magnet Programs are one of many initiatives in AACPS to offer students additional choice and rigor in their education. Click here or read below to learn more about the AACPS Magnet Programs.

What is a Magnet Program?

  • An educational program with a specialized course of study or an emphasis on instruction that is different from the traditional curriculum offered in Anne Arundel County.
  • Students attend their Magnet school in place of their home school (exception: CAT students attend one of the centers as a part of their regular school day).
  • Students must reside in Anne Arundel County, complete an application, and be determined eligible for a Magnet Program.
  • Transportation is provided from consolidated bus stops. It is the family’s responsibility to provide transportation from the home to the bus stop.

What do Magnet Programs offer?

  • Rigorous, student-centered environments that give students the chance to learn with others who are passionate about the same topics
  • Environments in which students can apply theory and knowledge towards skills proficiency with hands-on, real world experiences
  • Interdisciplinary approaches to the curriculum that promote critical thinking and effective communication.

What do Magnet Programs offer to prepare students for future success?

  • The opportunity to follow and engage with professionals from their field of study
  • Necessary career skills such as resume writing, interviewing, and professional ethics specific to the field of the program
  • College visits, job shadows and internship opportunities that help students decide their next steps after graduation
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