Friday Deadilne to Register Students for Magnet Schools

Published 02/13 2012 11:03AM

Updated 02/13 2012 11:06AM

    A $5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education has paved the way for three elementary schools in the Champaign Unit 4 district to become magnet schools for students in K-5th grades. Parents interested in registering their children have until Friday to sign up.

Family Information Center. 
1103 North Neil Street

Director of Magnet Programs
Cheryl Camacho
(217) 351 - 3800
A STEM- (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) focused education provides students with the necessary technical literacy to enable them to access exciting careers in the 21st century global economy. A brand-new state-of-the-art facility will provide a supportive environment for students while building cumulative competencies in science, technology, engineering and math.

The theme of this magnet school is Leadership in a MicroSociety. Students choose a method of governance and draft a constitution as well as participate in creating a business environment. Teachers help students with project-based and MicroSociety ventures emphasizing local and global issues affecting students' lives. The experience brings real-life business ventures and government agency activities to life while preparing students for college and professional careers.

International Baccalaureate Primary Years Program (PYP) schools share a common philosophy; a commitment to high-quality, challenging and international education.

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