Growing Together: Magnet Programs – Student Engagement

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Currently, Durham Public Schools offers magnet program instruction and lottery admission at 23 of 52 schools (43% of all DPS Students). There are 10 Magnet Elementary Schools, 7 Magnet Middle Schools, and 6 Magnet High Schools.

In 2016, DPS created the Magnet Review Initiative to further define, evaluate and improve our system of student assignment to achieve greater efficiency, access, and equity. This work will help us shape updates and revisions to Policy 4150 directly related to our magnet programs.

Through a team of Student Ambassadors, the district hopes to engage our students in conversations about current magnet and specialty programs. This will allow us to get a better idea of how we can better serve current and future students of DPS.

Specifically, we hope you will engage in conversation about:

  • What are students' opinions of magnet and specialty programs in DPS?
  • How do we make sure magnet and specialty programs are accessible to all students?
  • What kinds of programs would students like to see in DPS?

Currently, Durham Public Schools offers magnet program instruction and lottery admission at 23 of 52 schools (43% of all DPS Students). There are 10 Magnet Elementary Schools, 7 Magnet Middle Schools, and 6 Magnet High Schools.

In 2016, DPS created the Magnet Review Initiative to further define, evaluate and improve our system of student assignment to achieve greater efficiency, access, and equity. This work will help us shape updates and revisions to Policy 4150 directly related to our magnet programs.

Through a team of Student Ambassadors, the district hopes to engage our students in conversations about current magnet and specialty programs. This will allow us to get a better idea of how we can better serve current and future students of DPS.

Specifically, we hope you will engage in conversation about:

  • What are students' opinions of magnet and specialty programs in DPS?
  • How do we make sure magnet and specialty programs are accessible to all students?
  • What kinds of programs would students like to see in DPS?
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