Career Magnet Academy Mission
We will provide multiple avenues to educate the whole scholar through purposeful relationships, rigorous content, and exposure to a chosen path leading to college and career excellence.
What Is a Magnet School?
Here is what Magnet Schools of America has to say about magnet schools:
Magnet schools are free public elementary and secondary schools of choice that are operated by school districts or a consortium of districts. Magnet schools have a focused theme and aligned curricula in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM), Fine and Performing Arts, International Baccalaureate, International Studies, MicroSociety, Career and Technical Education (CTE), World Languages (immersion and non-immersion) 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, or Common Core standards in all subject areas, however, they are taught within the overall theme of the school.
With a focus on project-based learning and Career and Technical Education, Career Magnet Academy aligns directly with the above definition. Because of our partnership with Pellissippi State Community College, CMA scholars have the rare opportunity to make significant progress towards an associate degree in one of our four career pathways by the time they graduate high school. Our scholars take dual credit courses during their freshman and sophomore year and transition into dual enrollment courses at PSCC during their junior and senior year provided the requisite benchmarks are met by the culmination of their sophomore year.
Our four career pathways are Homeland Security, Advanced Manufacturing, Teaching As a Profession, and Sustainable Living. With the exception of Teaching As a Profession, each pathway has “sub-pathways” embedded in it. Students will declare a general pathway focus at the end of the their freshman year and will enhance their focus at the end of their sophomore year by focusing on a sub-pathway when applicable.
Come Visit Us!
Sign up for a tour by clicking on the "Campus Tours" icon on the homepage, or check out the calendar on the homepage for open house dates. The deadline to apply for the 2017-2018 academic year is 2/21/17. You can apply by following the "Online Transfer Application" link below.
In the meantime, visit us on the web:
- Twitter: @CMA_PSCC_KCS
- Online Transfer Application: https://transapp.knoxschools.org/