Magnet Schools

As part of the Lansing Pathway Promise, the Lansing School District offers Magnet-themed programming in 14 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). Students may attend any magnet school within the district regardless of where they live, with free transportation offered to all Lansing residents.


Pathway Document 2022-23

2023-24 School Application and Magnet Lottery Timeline

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. 
Apply for any school by
Placement Notification
Magnet Schools
April 7 April 21 Main Round Lottery
May 5 May 19 Late Round Lottery
May 8 - August 11* Within 10 days starting after May 19 Placements determined on a first come, first served basis.

*This is the last date for current students to apply to change schools. After this date existing students will have to wait until the transfer window opens for second semester. New students to the district can continue to apply after the August 11th date.

Schools of Choice means students may attend any Magnet school within the Lansing School District regardless of location of residence, tuition free, with free transportation available to all who live within the district.

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)

Apply through our online choice application.  The required form for out of district schools of choice is a built in part of the application.  The out of district schools of choice window closes September 1st. After this date, a release from the student's enrolling district is required. 

Complete an In-District Transfer form (available online, any school, or the Dr. Eva L. Evans Welcome Center). Transfers are only granted during transfer windows, which are the first 30 days of each marking period.

  • 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:




  • 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:

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.

The international studies theme 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 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.




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:

11,500 Enrollment by 2025
85% Graduation Rate by 2025
90% Attendance by 2025