Magnet Schools

DISTRICT WIDE SCHOOLS OF CHOICE


The Lansing School District, located in Lansing, MI is a public school district that is home to 25 school buildings serving grades Pre K-12.The district offers a variety of outstanding opportunities for all students. Pathway options include new and sustaining Magnet School offerings in:

  • STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math)
  • STEM2 (STEM + Manufacturing) / Early College
  • STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math)
  • Visual, Performing and Communication Arts
  • Biotechnology
  • International Studies and Spanish Immersion/Global Studies
  • New Tech Network

Additional (non-Magnet) specialty offerings include Chinese Immersion/International Baccalaureate, Leadership, Law, and Government, Visual and Performing Arts, and Montessori. Traditional school offerings are also available Pre K-12.

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Online applications:

----►2018-19 Online Magnet Application Form◄----

 

2018-19 Magnet Schools of Choice Timeline

February 11, 2018 2018-19 Magnet Applications Available
February 23 Letters of Intent Distribution
March 23 Last day to submit application and be eligible for First Round Lottery
March 26-30 First Round Lottery Processing
April 9-13 First Round Lottery Placement Results with Letter Notification to Families
April 16- May 4 Late Applications Submission for Second Round Lottery
May 7-11 Second Round Lottery Processing
May 21-25 Second Round Lottery Placement  Results with Letter Notification to Families
May 5 - June 8 Late Applications Submission for Final Round Lottery
June 11 - 22 Final Round Lottery Processing
June 25 - 29 Final Round Lottery Placement Results with Letter Notification to Families


 


District Wide Schools of Choice FAQ

WHAT IS DISTRICT WIDE SCHOOLS OF CHOICE?
District wide schools refers to the option of going to any school within the Lansing School District, tuition free to students regardless of the location of the student’s residence. Transportation is provided to students that are enrolled through the District Wide Schools of Choice.

I LIVE IN THE DISTRICT, HOW DO I ENROLL MY CHILD INTO A DISTRICT WIDE SCHOOL?
For the upcoming school year, families will receive a Letter of Intent so they can pick the pathway for their students.

I LIVE OUTSIDE THE DISTRICT, HOW DO I ENROLL MY CHILD INTO A DISTRICT WIDE SCHOOL?
The out of district schools of choice window is February 11th, 2018 – September 7th, 2018. That form will be available at the Welcome Center, online or at schools.

HOW DO I CHANGE MY DISTRICT WIDE SCHOOL OF CHOICE?
During the school year, families will need to complete A Request for Transfer Between Schools form. Transfer forms are available at the Welcome Center or at schools. Transfers will be granted during the first 30 days of the each marking periods. After 30 days, transfer will be effective the beginning of the next marking period.


Magnet Themes (click box to expand)

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