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Magnet Programs- Wichita Public Schools
  • 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.


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  • 29th Annual Choices Fair

    Join us for the District's 29th annual Choices Fair on Wednesday, November 8, 2017.  

    Century II, Exhibition Hall

    225 W Douglas

    5:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.


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Contact Us

  • Magnet Department
    Dr. Kimberly Burkhalter
    Alvin E. Morris Admin. Center
    201 N Water, Room 422
    Phone: (316) 973-4464
    Fax: (316) 973-4725
    The Magnet Department is
    open all year long.  
    Summer Office Hours
    June 4th to July 28th
    Monday - Thursday 
    7:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
    Closed on Fridays