• Choices Fair

  • Online Applications for the 2019/2020 School Year coming in October 2018!

    Smart Choice

    The Magnet Programs application process will be all digitial this year!  Instead of using the traditional paper application, parents will be able to take care of the entire process using an online tool developed by Smart Choice Technologies.  Applications can be filled out on any device that is able to access the internet, streamlining the process and eliminating the need to return a physical application to the Magnet Office.  


    More information coming soon!  


  • What are Magnet Schools?

    Magnet schools are free public elementary and secondary schools of choice that are operated within the Wichita Public Schools.  Magnet schools are based on the premise that all students do not learn in the same ways, so if there is a unifying theme or a different organizational structure for students of similar interest, those students will learn more in all areas.


    Magnet schools have a focused theme and aligned  courses in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM), Fine and Performing Arts, Community Service, International Studies, Career Explorations and many others.  Magnet schools are typically more “hands on – minds on” and use an approach to learning that is inquiry or performance/project based. They use state, district, & Common Core standards in all subject areas, however, they are taught within the overall theme of the magnet school.





Contact Us

  • Magnet Department
    Phyllis Cottner
    Alvin E. Morris Admin. Center
    903 S Edgemoor St., Room 201
    Wichita, KS 67218
    Phone: (316) 973-4464
    Fax: (316) 973-4725
    The Magnet Department is
    open all year long.  
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