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theschoolboards
03-22-2011, 10:09 AM
Here's more information about the application process for the new elementary magnet school opening this fall.

STEM is an acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. The STEM Magnet Academy is the first of its kind in the Chicago Public Schools system. In addition to studying science, technology, engineering, and math, students at the STEM Magnet Academy will explore global issues through a multiple discipline approach and receive instruction in a world language. The STEM Magnet Academy will be located at 1522 W. Fillmore Street, in the building formerly occupied by Jefferson Elementary School. The school will open in September at the kindergarten through third grade levels, and add one grade each year until it serves grades K-8.

Applications will be accepted until April 15, 2011. Notification letters will be mailed to parents in early May.

Overview


STEM Magnet Academy will be housed in a newly renovated, state-of-the-art facility featuring two science labs, two engineering spaces, and two technology spaces.
The school will open in September 2011 for grades K-3 and add one grade level each year until grades K-8 are served.

Specialty Programs


In addition to studying science, technology, engineering, and math, students at STEM Magnet Academy will explore global issues.
Core subject areas will be explored in a problem-based, real-world setting, equipping students with 21st century skills.

Admissions


Complete the addplication and submit to the Office of Academic Enhancement by April 15, 2011.
Students will be randomly selected for available spaces through a computerized lottery.
Selected students who live between 1.5 and 6 miles from the school will be eligible for school bus transportation.


Application: STEM Application -- 2011-2012.pdf (http://cpsmagnet.org/ourpages/auto/2011/3/1/50567693/STEM%20Application%20--%202011-2012.pdf)