Topeka Public Schools’ Magnet Schools are accepting applications for the 2019-2020 school year through Friday, March 22, 2019.
“Our magnet programs are unique opportunities in our region and provide specialized curriculum for students who attend,” said Topeka Public School’s Director of Communications Misty Kruger. “Our dual language programs at both Scott and Whitson, teach students every day in both English and Spanish. Half the enrollment slots are filled with English speaking students and half the slots are filled with Spanish speaking students. In addition, both schools have international teachers from multiple countries that teach, allowing students to learn not only about language but other cultures.”
For students who are more interested in fine arts or scientific studies, Topeka Public Schools, also, has a Magnet School with those specific studies.
“Williams Science and Fine Arts Magnet is home to four science labs, unlike any school in our region,” said Kruger. “Students rotate through the four labs: rain forest, desert, space, and greenhouse where they learn with hands-on experiences. Students take care of the plants and animals in both the rain forest and desert, learn about space in the space shuttle, and plant and utilize the food in the greenhouse.”
Any child within the Topeka Public Schools district is eligible to apply.
“The magnet schools are open to any families who live within the Topeka Public Schools district, instead of a school boundary like other schools,” said Kruger.
Parents wishing to have their student attend one of these programs will be able to submit their application online or in-person on Friday. The online application will be on the Topeka Public Schools website at www.topekapublicschools.net, from now until 8 p.m Thursday evening. Those wishing to apply in-person may do so at any of the three schools from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday, March 22, 2019.
To learn more about these schools and programs, visit www.topekapublicschools.net.