Magnet Schools

                                             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:

Lansing Pathway Promise with Magnet schools highlighted.

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                                               Click here to apply for the (current) 2018-19 school year.


Our Magnet School Offerings:

Magnet Lotteries

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

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) 

Schools of Choice and Magnet Themes (click box to expand)

District Wide Schools of Choice FAQ

WHAT IS DISTRICT WIDE SCHOOLS OF CHOICE?
Schools of Choice means students may attend any school (Magnet or not) within the Lansing School District regardless of location of residence, tuition free, with free transportation available to all who live within the district.

I LIVE IN THE DISTRICT, HOW DO I ENROLL MY CHILD?
Apply through our online choice application. You can apply anywhere, anytime online from any web-enabled device (computer, tablet, smart phone), at any school or the Dr. Eva L. Evans Welcome Center (2400 Pattengill Ave, 48910)

I LIVE OUTSIDE THE DISTRICT, HOW DO I ENROLL MY CHILD?
Apply through our online choice application.  The required form for out of district schools of choice is a built in pert of the application.  The out of district schools of choice window is Feb. 10th - Sept. 6th, 2019. 

HOW DO I CHANGE MY SCHOOL OF CHOICE?
Complete an In-District Transfer form (available online, any school, or the Dr. Eva L. Evans Welcom Center).  Transfers are only granted during transfer windows, which are the first 30 days of each marking period.


STEM

  • Science ‐ Understanding how our world works.
  • Technology ‐ Using tools and processes designed to make our lives easier.
  • Engineering ‐ Creating our designed world and solving problems.
  • Math ‐ Using mathematical reasoning skills to analyze our world.

Lansing STEM Magnets are:

 

 

 

STEAM

  • Science -- Understanding how our world works
  • Technology -- Using tools and processes to make our lives easier
  • Engineering -- Creating our designed world and solving problems
  • Arts – Infusing visual, performing and social arts through digital means
  • Mathematics -- Using mathematical reasoning, skills, procedures and processes to analyze our world

 

Lansing STEAM Magnets are:

Early College

The Early College program allows students to graduate from high school and earn a college certificate for up to 30 college credits or even an associate’s degree, for free!  Classes are held with college instructors at the high school and/or at partnering colleges and universities.  Students in Early College have this opportunity all before leaving high school.

Visual, Performing, and Communication Arts

The visual, performing and communication arts theme involves the integration of the arts throughout all core content.  From drawing, painting, singing, dancing, acting, or playing a musical instrument, to media and communication arts, students learn core content with an infusion of the arts.  The arts programming is also enhanced through project-based learning and technology.

International Studies

The international studies theme is based on Waldorf Education design and aligned to STEAM.  Waldorf is an instructional model that is universally accessible and effective in delivering differentiated instruction to a broad range of student abilities and learning styles.  With a deep focus on each individual student, music, movement and arts become a foundation for all learning.  The international and arts-focused approach provide an immersive learning experience also enriched with technology.

Spanish Immersion

Spanish Immersion is much more than learning the Spanish language. The goal is to produce students who truly are bilingual and can learn and share ideas in English and Spanish. Students use both languages in their studies and naturally develop an open and accepting global view. Spanish Immersion students learn the same core content as their peers in traditional schools but benefit from a richer experience that will prepare them for the diversity of people and opportunities they will face throughout their lives.

 

 

New Tech Network

 

The New Tech Network strives to produce lifelong learners who are ready to adapt to the ever-changing career landscape of the future.  The New Tech approach to teaching learning is about:

  • Teaching that Engages – Project and problem-based approach to instruction
  • Culture that Empowers – School-wide culture of empowerment for students and adults
  • Technology that Enables – 1:1 Student/Technology. Use of technology for collaboration, access to information, and self-directed learning.  Students share a common learning management system.
  • Outcomes that Matter – Student outcomes for college, career, and civic life readiness

Lansing New Tech Magnets are:

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)

PDF DocumentSexual Misconduct Policy
 

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. Mark Coscarella
Deputy Superintendent
Mark.coscarella@lansingschools.net
(517) 755-2946

You may also report any form of sexual misconduct to the Public Safety Department:

Ms. Cordelia Black
Director of Public Safety
Cordelia.black@lansingschools.net
(517) 755-2030