Knox County Schools Host Variety of National Magnet Month Celebrations
February is Magnet School Awareness Month and Knox County magnet schools are celebrating! The initiative, led by Magnet Schools of America, celebrates magnet schools and the impact they have on the lives of students and communities across the country.
Knox County Schools boasts nine magnet schools spanning elementary, middle and high school programs. These magnet schools offer the same rigorous curriculum as other schools, but also integrate specialized themes to meet the learning interests and strengths of every child.
On Thursday, Feb. 23 from 4:30-6:30 p.m., Beaumont Magnet Academy will host an Exhibit Night to showcase student work and art. Also on Feb. 23 from 4:30-6 p.m., Sarah Moore Green Magnet Academy will also host Legends and Legacy Day, with programming that includes a scavenger hunt, student-led exhibits and performances, a history of the school’s namesake and a performance by recording artist Jasper Sawyer.
On Saturday, Feb. 25 from noon to 4 p.m., L&N STEM Academy will host a STEM Around the World Expo during which student clubs and organizations decorate classrooms depicting how STEM is used in different countries. There will also be a Kid’s Zone with children’s activities and food for sale. Tickets to the event cost $5.
On Friday, March 3, from 8:30 to 10 a.m., Dr. Al Hazari, a chemist and science educator from the University of Tennessee, will visit Green Magnet Academy students to do scientific demonstrations. Dr. Hazari lives by a simple motto that he also uses as the basis of his educational philosophy: science is for students ages 2 to 102.
All students in Knox County are eligible to apply for a transfer to any of the nine magnet schools. The application window for applying for a transfer for the 2017-2018 academic year is open through 4 p.m. on Feb. 21.