Middle School Magnet Programs
The STEAM Academy at Bridger Middle School
The STEAM Academy at Jim Bridger Middle School provides a project-based learning environment centered around critical thinking, collaboration, communication, technology, and innovation. The elective based magnet curriculum includes aviation and aerospace, biomedicine, robotics, informational technology, and the fine arts. The aviation and aerospace emphasis is placed on engineering, space exploration, astronomy, and basic piloting skills. The biomedicine students explore anatomy and physiology, genetic diseases and pathology. Robotics students study engineering and design by building, programming and operating robots. Informational technology students learn the fundamentals of coding, app development, website building, animation, and broadcast journalism. The stellar fine arts department concentrates on Band, Mariachi and Visual Arts. Visit https://www.bridgerms.org/ for more information.
B. Mahlon Brown Academy of International Studies
The IB Middle Years Programme at Brown Academy provides a framework of learning which encourages students to become creative, critical and reflective thinkers. The MYP emphasizes intellectual challenge, encouraging students to make connections between their studies in traditional subjects and to the real world. The student is at the center, developing into an internationally minded person through the IB Learner Profile. Eight MYP subjects are required to provide rigorous, well-rounded knowledge, skills, and attitudes tailored for the 21st century. The IB MYP fosters the development of skills for communication, intercultural understanding and global engagement, qualities that are essential for life in today's world. Visit https://brownjhs.org/ for more information.
Cashman Middle School Academy of Mathematics, Science, and Engineering
Cashman Middle School Academy of Mathematics, Science, and Engineering (AMSE) is a cutting-edge program that addresses the interests of middle school students, while incorporating the national standards in math, science, and technology. The program provides students with an integrated engineering, science, and mathematics curriculum in extended blocks. Cashman’s program provides project-based learning – a hands-on approach – that is exciting and fun for highly motivated students. The program is rigorous in all classes; students start with high school content in sixth grade. Students learn and practice the engineering design process through a variety of challenges, which end with a culminating capstone project at the end of each year. The goal of AMSE is to enhance academic achievement and provide opportunities and motivation for students to ask questions, seek answers, explore ideas, acquire knowledge, and experience understanding. Visit https://cashmanms.com/ for more information.
Robert O. Gibson Middle School Leadership Academy
The Leadership Academy at Gibson Middle School helps to expand student’s academic success, personal growth, and social development in preparation for college, careers, and life. The Leadership Academy uses the real world as a classroom in which students develop as leaders who take initiative, solve problems, work as a team, and demonstrate their abilities while addressing real community needs. Students will gain a better understanding of who they are and who they aspire to become. The program places special emphasis on growing writing, critical thinking, organization, and reading skills. The Leadership Academy is a unique opportunity designed to guide students to reach their full potential. Visit https://www.rogibson.org/ for more information.
Kenny C. Guinn Middle School
Kenny C. Guinn Middle School STEM Academy provides students the opportunity to apply their in-depth knowledge to real world applications and to develop critical thinking skills. Students will consolidate their academic knowledge into culminating projects to analyze, reason, and conclude viable approaches and solutions to complex problems. Through rigorous classroom experiences, our highly motivated, diverse student population will utilize digital technology, communication tools, and networks to access, apply, and evaluate information based on the STEM principles of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. Visit https://guinntitans.org/ for more information.
Hyde Park Academy of Science and Mathematics
Hyde Park Academy of Science and Mathematics offers a specialized Pre-AP program for academically talented and high-achieving students. The program serves students requiring a demanding and challenging curriculum in all content areas. Advanced Placement strategies are incorporated into the instructional methodology, providing two-year acceleration of content and instruction in all curricular areas. Performance-based learning enables our students to apply newly acquired concepts and ideas to real-life situations. Students combine subject matter knowledge with necessary application skills. This approach assists with the development of higher-level critical thinking skills and more complex and abstract reasoning. Visit https://www.hydeparkms.org/ for more information.
Walter Johnson Junior High School
Walter Johnson Junior High School, Academy of International Studies, is an International Baccalaureate World School that inspires students to develop, achieve, and fulfill their unique potential through challenging, creative, and innovative learning opportunities. Johnson offers a variety of classes that include design classes in advanced science and technology, VEX robotics, and video production. Other classes include Spanish, Mandarin Chinese, visual and performing arts. Johnson has championship sports teams as well as diverse clubs and activities. Visit http://schools.ccsd.net/johnson/ for more information.
K.O. Knudson Middle School Academy of Creative Arts and Technology offers students the opportunity to pursue multiple courses of artistic study to discover their passions. Since 1997, KO Knudson has offered its students a unique middle school experience, with access to rigorous academic instruction that infuses arts-integration. Featuring nationally recognized performing and media arts programs, the Encore Department is the heart of the magnet program at KO Knudson's Academy of Creative Arts & Technology. Through accelerated learning, support, and encouragement – Knudson Academy provides students with the opportunity to do what they love every day. Visit https://www.knudsonms.org/ for more information.
Lied STEM Academy
Lied STEM Academy is a brand new, innovative, newly remodeled wall-to-wall STEM magnet school like no other focusing on architecture, robotics and computer science. We offer discovery, collaboration, hands-on learning and creativity through courses in design, architecture, robotics, and computer science to solve real world problems. Our campus provides a student-centered learning environment complete with collaboration pods and technology at our students fingertips. Lied STEM Academy empowers students through problem solving, critical thinking and communication, which will carry them through middle school and beyond. Visit https://www.liedstemacademy.tech/ for more information.
Roy W. Martin Middle School
Roy Martin Middle School, in partnership with the International Baccalaureate Organization and our community, will develop through a rigorous, technology-rich curriculum inquiring, caring and life-long learners, who help create a better and more peaceful world. Visit https://roymartinms.org/ for more information.
Mike O'Callaghan i³ Learn Academy
Students in the Mike O’Callaghan i3 Learn Academy are immersed in STEM activities and lessons in a blended learning environment, allowing for a more personalized learning experience. Sixth grade students begin with 9 week exploration courses in Computer Science, Video Game Technology, Web Design, and Video Production. At the conclusion of the sixth grade year, students select a focus area and then have the opportunity to develop their chosen interest over the course of grades seven and eight. The i3 Learn Academy provides students with knowledge and skills that will prepare them to be college and career ready. Visit https://www.occomets.org/ for more information.
Thurman White Academy of the Performing Arts
Thurman White Academy offers opportunities for students to find a passion, explore, and develop special talents and abilities at each grade level in all areas of the arts. At White Academy, the belief is that talent is nurtured and developed over time through the experiences students have both in and out of the classroom. White’s programs of Band, Choir, Dance, Theater, Orchestra, Visual Arts, and Media Arts are progressive, challenging, and most importantly, fun. It is for the creative, enthusiastic, and dedicated student. Thurman White Academy contributes to the development of our youth’s creativity and expand our students’ passions. Visit http://www.thurmanwhitems.com/ for more information.