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Magnet Schools of America: School of Distinction

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McLean Science and Technology Magnet has been named a National Magnet School of Distinction by Magnet Schools of America, the national association for magnet and theme-based schools.

McLean teachers integrate science into all subject areas. Daily lessons are taught in the classrooms and extended during small group sessions in the science lab. Primary students explore science through discovery and hands-on activities. Intermediate students work cooperatively to investigate problems they have identified. Our well-equipped science lab is staffed by a full-time certified science teacher.

Two computer labs and a mobile laptop lab provide students with plenty of hands-on computer time to enhance skills throughout the curriculum. Teachers also utilize Smart Boards, Clickers, Polycom distance learning, and iPods in their instruction. A full-time certified technology specialist offers assistance for both faculty and students.  We use technology to connect with other students around the world and with experts in their field to learn about our world!  McLean Science and Technology lives the motto Where Curiosity Leads to Learning! 

Presentation of Distinction Award:

Principal Cindy Graves will be recognized and receive a National Magnet School of Distinction Merit Award on behalf of the school during an awards ceremony held at Magnet Schools of America’s 35th National Conference hosted by Los Angeles Unified School District in Los Angeles, California April 26-30, 2017.

To receive a national merit award, members of Magnet Schools of America must submit a detailed application that is scored by a panel of educators. These schools are judged and scored on their demonstrated ability to raise student academic achievement, promote racial and socioeconomic diversity, provide integrated curricula and instruction, and create strong family and community partnerships that enhance the school’s magnet theme.

The Executive Director of Magnet Schools of America, Todd Mann and President, Sara Wheeler will present the award on Friday, April 28, 2017. To learn more about the national merit awards program, please visit www.magnet.edu