Magnet Schools

What Does STEM Mean?

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  • 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.

What Does Spanish Immersion Mean?

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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.

What Does STEAM Mean?
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  • 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



What is New Tech Network?

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Founded in the mid 1990's by business and community leaders in Napa, Calif., New Tech Network strives to produce lifelong learners who are ready to adapt to the ever-changing career landscape of the future. New Tech Network has grown to include more then 135 high schools in the United  States and Australia by creating rigorous high schools that employ project-based learning and seamless technology to help students prepare for the lifelong learning journey ahead of them.

Magnet Schools

Fairview STEM Pre K - 3

fairview_studentsAt Fairview STEM Magnet school, students will gain the skills and knowledge necessary to become the thinkers and problem solvers of the future.  Engaging students at a young age in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math builds a foundation for inquisitiveness and innovation for future success in today’s swiftly changing world.

Enrollment Capacity - 284 students

What Makes Fairview Special?
 

  • State-of-the-art instructional technology equipment in a STEM Learning Lab.
  • Biomedical Immersion Weeks that allow students to use their skills to explore science and health solutions.
  • Partnerships with Eastern Michigan University, Michigan State University, Delta Dental, Red Cross, Maner Costerisan, and Sparrow Health System.
  • After-school programming: Robotics and math clubs, running club and YMCA offerings.

 

The EiE Model

A critical part of Fairview’s STEM Magnet Program is the Engineering is Elementary (EIE) model developed by the National Center for Technological Literacy at Boston’s Museum of Science. EiE is the nation’s leading engineering curriculum for elementary students and teaches key engineering principles through fun, hands‐on projects. Students will learn the engineering design process by living it, undertaking such projects as:

  • eie_hdrDesigning knee braces
  • Cleaning up an oil spill
  • Creating a parachute
  • Devising pulley systems
  • Building submersibles

Project Lead the Way

project_lead_the_wayThrough an activity‐, project‐, and problem‐based curriculum, Project Lead the Way gives students a chance to apply what they know, identify problems, find creative solutions, and lead their own learning.

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Sheridan Road STEM 4-6

sheridan_rd_studentSheridan Road STEM Magnet School will encourage and inspire students to constantly question and explore the world around them. Engaging students in hands-on projects will help them understand key concepts in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math and infuse them with key problem- solving and teamwork skills that are critical for career success.

Enrollment Capacity - 440 students

What Makes Sheridan Road Unique?
 

  • State-of-the-art instructional technology equipment in a STEM Learning Lab.
  • Biomedical Immersion Weeks that allow students to explore science and health solutions.
  • Partnerships with Eastern Michigan University, Michigan State University, Emergent Biosolutions, Northwest Initiative and iTech.
  • After-school programming: Robotics, math and writing clubs, Girls on the Run, Japanese, archery and gardening.
 

The EiE Model

A critical part of the STEM Magnet Program is the Engineering is Elementary (EiE) model developed by the National Center for Technological Literacy at Boston’s Museum of Science. EiE is the nation’ students and teaches key engineering principles through fun, hands-on projects. Students will learn the engineering design process by living it, undertaking such projects as:

  • eie_hdrDesigning windmills
  • Making magnet-powered vehicles
  • Creating solar ovens
  • Devising alarm systems
  • Building bridges

Project Lead the Way

project_lead_the_wayThrough an activity‐, project‐, and problem‐based curriculum, Project Lead the Way gives students a chance to apply what they know, identify problems, find creative solutions, and lead their own learning.

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Cavanaugh STEAM Pre K - 3

cavanaugh_studentStudents at Cavanaugh STEAM Magnet School will be immersed in a hands-on, project-based learning environment that relies on today’s high-tech tools instead of traditional, textbook-driven lessons. Students will constantly be challenged to inquire and explore through projects that encourage true innovation.

Enrollment Capacity - 290 students

What Makes Cavanaugh Special?

  • State-of-the-art technology in STEAM Learning Labs.
  • Computer-Aided Design for architecture, robotics and digital learning.
  • Global learning environment with Discovery Education live streaming lessons.
  • Official Michigan Green School, with expanded STEAM-themed efforts in recycling, energy, water conservation and gardening, including a new greenhouse.
  • Extracurricular activities: Robotics and arts clubs, interscholastic math competition team and after-school programming.

Partnering With the Best!

The nation’s leaders in educational innovation are helping drive Cavanaugh’s STEAM engine by providing critical training for our teachers.

Discovery Education transforms classrooms, empowers teachers and captivates students by leading the way in providing high-quality, dynamic digital content that captures the minds and imaginations of students.

Buck Institute for Education is nationally known for training teachers in how to design and manage projects to engage and motivate students.

The Smithsonian Institution – the world's largest museum and research complex – has a wealth of expertise to share on how to make math, science, technology and engineering come to life for learners.

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Mt. Hope STEAM 4-6

mt_hope_girlStudents at Mt. Hope STEAM Magnet School will experience an engaging and projects-based learning environment that will give them the opportunity to show what they know and apply what they are learning. Students will be expected to think critically, work in teams, and showcase their knowledge through multi-media presentations.

 

Enrollment Capacity - 374 students

What Makes Mt. Hope Special?
 

  • State-of-the-art technology in STEAM Learning Labs.
  • Computer-Aided Design for architecture, robotics, and digital imaging.
  • Global learning environment with Discovery Education live streaming lessons.
  • Partnerships with MSU College of Engineering, Eli & Edythe Broad Art Museum, Wharton Center for Performing Arts, Smithsonian Institution and the Buck Institute for Education.
  • After-school programming: Field trips, athletic options, Math-R-Rama, vocal music, and more.

Partnering With the Best!

The nation’s leaders in educational innovation are helping drive Cavanaugh’s STEAM engine by providing critical training for our teachers.

Discovery Education transforms classrooms, empowers teachers and captivates students by leading the way in providing high-quality, dynamic digital content that captures the minds and imaginations of students.

Buck Institute for Education is nationally known for training teachers in how to design and manage projects to engage and motivate students.

The Smithsonian Institution – the world's largest museum and research complex – has a wealth of expertise to share on how to make math, science, technology and engineering come to life for learners.

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Lewton Spanish and Global Studies 4-6

lewton_globeStudents at Lewton Global Studies/Spanish Immersion Magnet School will find themselves enveloped in a fulfilling bilingual and cross-cultural experience. Students not only will learn the Spanish language, but apply it every day in math, science and social studies.

Lewton’s two-way language immersion model means English-speaking students are grouped with students who rely on Spanish as their first language, producing a community where classmates learn from one another and differences are viewed as strengths. The result not only is a deeper understanding of language but a broader acceptance of varied cultural beliefs.

Enrollment Capacity - 374 students

What Makes Lewton Special?
 

  • State-of-the-art technology in a Language Learning Lab.
  • Globally focused extracurricular activities: Spanish Club, multicultural talent shows and Flags Days.
  • Partnerships with Michigan State University and Wayne State University’s College of Education.

 

World-Class Partners Enrich Global Focus!

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Lewton could not effectively create a truly global experience without enlisting some of the world’s top experts in language instruction. The University of Minnesota’s Center for Advanced Research on Language Acquisition (CARLA) is dedicated to  the nation’s capacity to teach and learn languages through results-driven best practices. CARLA serves as a key resource for Lewton teachers and staff not only on language instruction but on how to effectively infuse culture and use technology to enrich the process.

lewton_council_foreign_languages_2The American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages is a leading national voice in language education and is guided by a responsibility education and is guided by a responsibility to set standards that result in high-quality language programs. Lewton’s teachers and staff are excited to join the council’s more than 12,000 members in obtaining invaluable knowledge from its acclaimed training workshops and conferences.

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Everett HS - New Tech High 7-10

everett_studentsEverett’s New Tech Network Magnet program is a school within a school that uses technology to facilitate project-students. The core element of the New Tech Network is: Technology that Enables, Culture that Empowers and Teaching that Engages.

Grades: 7-10 (Expanding to higher grades in future years)
Enrollment capacity: 400

What Makes Everett Special?
 

  • Customized tablet for each student.
  • Advanced Placement courses.
  • Robotics, technology and math clubs.
  • Career development courses through Ingham and Eaton intermediate school districts.
  • Student exchange programs with Otsu and Shiga Prefecture in Japan.
  • Visual and performing arts offerings in theatre, dance, art, band, piano and choir.
  • Electives including psychology, sociology, philosophy, Japanese language and culture, newspaper and PhotoShop.

One of a Few!

Everett is one of just a few schools in Michigan to offer students the benefits of joining the New Tech Network. Before Everett signed on, only nine other state schools had joined this innovative and successful effort to transform education. The other schools are in Belleville, Benton Harbor, Holland, Grand Rapids, Sanford, Niles, Pinckney, Dearborn Heights and Ypsilanti. Everett is the first school in Greater Lansing to offer this exciting, hands-on program.

Everett is joining a New Tech project that has demonstrated its success in preparing students to excel after high school. From 2005 to 2010, more than 90 percent of students from New Tech Network schools stayed in college for four years. The national average for all high school graduates is just 53 percent.

Through the New Tech Network program, Lansing Community College and Michigan State University will help prepare students and families for the rigors of college as well as provide dual enrollment options.

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