DISTRICT WIDE SCHOOLS OF CHOICE
As part of the Lansing Pathway Promise, the Lansing School District offers Magnet-themed programming in 11 different Magnet schools. Like any school in the district, families must choose to apply to Magnet schools through our online application (all schools - Magnet or not - have one common application for the 2019-20 school year). Students may attend any school within the district regardless of where they live, with free transportation offered to all Lansing residents.
Our Magnet school offerings are highlighted below:
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Our Magnet School Offerings:
Grade PreK-3 Magnets
Grade K-6 & K-8 Magnets
|Cavanaugh (STEAM)||Dwight Rich School of the Arts (PreK-6)|
|Gardner International Magnet School (K-8)|
|Pattengill Biotechnical Magnet School (K-6)|
|Lewton (Global Studies/Spanish Immersion) (PreK-6)|
Federal mandate requires Magnet schools to process applications through a random lottery. The lottery system allows for equitable opportunities to enroll in schools giving weighted priorities for socioeconomic status, current sibling attendees, parent employees and Magnet theme articulation.
School Application and Magnet Lottery Timeline
|February 10 - March 29, 2019||Main Round Application Period (All schools)|
|By April 8, 2019||Placement Notification for Main Round|
|March 29 - April 29, 2019||Late Round Application Period (All schools)|
|By May 3, 2019||Placement Notification for Late Round|
|After April 29, 2019||
Open Season Application
All School Placements based on Main & Late Round Placements
Waiting lists will be made for Magnet (and all schools) that are over grade-level capacity. Students on a waiting list may only be offered a seat at their school of choice during the 3 waiting list review periods of:
August 1, 2019
October 14, 2019
January 12, 2020
(before each marking period)
Title IX - Sex Discrimination/Gender Equity/Sexual Harassment
What is Title IX?
Title IX prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in any District program, service or activity including, but not limited to: educational programs or activities, e.g., extracurricular activities, student services, academic counseling, discipline, classroom assignment, grading, athletics, transportation, etc.
Unlawful Discriminatory Practices Under Title IX
Sexual Harassment (unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature)
Sexual Misconduct/Violence (rape, sexual assault, sexual battery, sexual exploitation and other forms of non-consensual sexual activity)
Stalking (repeatedly following, harassing, threatening or intimidating including by telephone, mail, electronic communication or social media)
Retaliation (adverse academic or other actions against anyone reporting or participating in an investigation of Title IX allegations)
Reporting Prohibited Behavior
Members of the school district community who believe that a Title IX violation may have occurred, should discuss their concerns and/or file a complaint with the District’s Title IX coordinator.
Dr. Camela Diaz
Associate Superintendent for Student Learning
You may also report any form of sexual misconduct to the Public Safety Department:
Mr. Bruce Lankheet
Department of Public Safety Coordinator