What is a Magnet School?

What is a Magnet School? 

Magnet schools are schools of choice, meaning that families choose to apply to have their student attend these schools. They are considered public schools and receive a portion of their funding from the State of Connecticut.

Magnet schools traditionally focus on a particular theme including the arts, math and technology, and environmental science. The goal of a magnet school is to enroll a racially diverse student body so that students from different districts can access in a unique, high-quality, themed education. Some magnet schools are set up by single districts and only enroll students from that town/city, while others are set up by regional educational school centers (RESCs) and serve a variety of towns.

The Marine Science Magnet High School is operated by LEARN. As a RESC, LEARN aims to:

  • pursue equitable and just systems of education,
  • build the skills and knowledge of the educational community, and
  • design innovative, efficient, and effective programs, services, and solutions.

Visit www.learn.k12.ct.us for more information.

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