Magnet Schools Overview
Since opening its first magnet program in 1973, choice options have expanded with the establishment of innovative choice programs/schools federally supplemented by the Magnet Schools Assistance Program and the Voluntary Public School Choice Grant (I Choose!). In all, the School Choice & Parental Options office administers over 340 choice programs in over 100 schools, with an enrollment of over 43,000 students.
Magnet programs offer unique courses of study focusing on students’ special interests, talents, and abilities. Magnet programs are available to students under the following six themes of study:
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