Elementary School Magnet Programs & Centers
Academy for Civic Engagement (ACE) at Nelson Elementary: The Academy for Civic Engagement at Lonnie B. Nelson Elementary will prepare children to become contributing members of our democratic society and responsible citizens of our community and our world.
Center for Achievement (CFA) on the Kelly Mill Middle School Campus: The Center for Achievement philosophy is that every student can be successful. We are designed to work with students who learn differently. We strive to take struggling students and produce satisfaction and achievement rather than frustration and failure.
Center for Inquiry (CFI) on the Summit Parkway School Campus: As a Professional Development School, CFI unites the district with the University of South Carolina to create a unique learning environment in a small school setting.
Center for Knowledge (CFK) on the E.L. Wright Middle School Campus: The CFK curriculum is meant to be accelerated and challenging. Classrooms are rich in literature with a focus on structuring literacy so that students develop good lifelong habits in reading, writing and working independently.
Center for Knowledge North (CFK North) on the Muller Road Middle School Campus: The CFK North curriculum is meant to be accelerated and challenging. Classrooms are rich in literature with a focus on structuring literacy so that students develop good lifelong habits in reading, writing and working independently.
Dual Language Immersion (DLI) at Polo Road Elementary School: DLI will provide students the opportunity to begin second language acquisition in a meaningful context. For its inaugural year, DLI will be available to kindergarten students. The program will expand by one grade level each subsequent year, reaching full (K-5th grade) implementation in the 2020-21 school year.
L.W. Conder Elementary Arts Integrated Magnet School: Conder Elementary is a whole-school magnet and the only arts magnet in the district. It's motto is Students Through The Arts Reach Success.
eFIT Academy (Environmental Fitness Academy) at Rice Creek Elementary: eFIT, the Environmental Fitness Academy, provides in-depth studies of the sciences, health, and the environment. The eFIT Academy also introduces students to the tools necessary for being technologically competitive, for setting personal fitness goals, and for living a healthy lifestyle.
Elementary Learning Collaborative (eLc) at Forest Lake Elementary: The Integrated Curriculum Model from the College of William and Mary provides the foundation for the Elementary Learning Collaborative at Forest Lake Elementary. Students will be immersed in units of study that provide an interdisciplinary approach to instruction that will deliver multiple opportunities for the application of 21st century learning skills: communication, collaboration, critical thinking, and creativity. In-depth instruction in all curricular areas will be supported through inquiry, research, and authentic problem-based learning activities.
Elementary Montessori at Pontiac: The Montessori Magnet at Pontiac is a school within a school Magnet Program located in Pontiac Elementary School. It consists of five Primary, four Lower Elementary and three Upper Elementary classrooms serving students from three years old through fifth grade in a multi-aged setting.
Joseph Keels School of Entrepreneurial Leadership (SEL): The School of Entrepreneurial Leadership will equip students to be financially literate and economically competitive in today's rapidly changing global economy. The school uses a project-based curriculum, aligned with South Carolina standards, to introduce relevancy into learning by incorporating real- world experiences where students apply classroom learning to real- life situations.
Medical, Engineering, and Discovery through Arts Magnet School (MED) at Bridge Creek Elementary: Bridge Creek (MED) Medical, Engineering, and Discovery Through Arts Magnet School offers students the opportunity to explore medical, engineering and arts careers. A Medical Lab to support student awareness and learning of health and wellness, an Engineering Robotics Lab to engage students in hands-on learning, and a school Makerspace to emphasize student collaboration and creativity are just some of the new academic centers made possible through an MSAP grant. In addition, MED at Bridge Creek will encompass the Arts to support student mastery in varying content areas and implement AVID schoolwide to build student success with research based instructional strategies.
NASA Explorer School (NES) at Forest Lake Elementary: Forest Lake NASA Explorer School is a whole school magnet program utilizing the resources of NASA to instill an interest in STEM programs. NASA Resources are integrated in our curriculum throughout the school in K-5th grade.
Rice Creek Elementary School of Academics, Innovation, and Leadership (SAiL): Rice Creek Elementary School of Academics, Innovation, and Leadership (SAiL) is a school-wide magnet where students are immersed in all elements of science, technology, engineering, arts, math and medical curriculum. Students will be introduced to STEAMM through Engineering is Elementary and STEM Train facilitation activities. Student health and wellness is another focus for SAiL students as they become more aware of what it means to live a healthy lifestyle and are able to share their knowledge with family members and others through the creation of individualized Health Academic Profiles. SAiL students will also participate in “Leader in Me” character education and move toward college and career readiness through AVID strategies.
Science Technology Engineering & Mathematics School (STEMS) at North Springs Elementary: Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics School at North Springs is all about problem-solving. We live in an increasingly complex world, and our children must be superlative thinkers and learners. STEMS provides an academically rigorous core curriculum enhanced with hands-on investigations and field studies. Thematic units ensure the seamless connections between language arts, reading, social studies, math and science, while providing experiences that feature the meaningful use of technology and 21st Century Skills. Students cultivate critical thinking strategies necessary to create practical solutions.
STEAM Leadership Academy at Killian Elementary: S.T.E.A.M. is an acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics. As a S.T.E.A.M. School, we focus on these subjects to help our students gain the skills required to succeed as 21st Century Learners. This includes the ability to think critically, solve complex problems, and create purposeful products utilizing the latest technology.
Windsor Elementary International Baccalaureate World School for the Primary Years Programme: Encourages international-mindedness in IB students, developing global thinkers. Encourages a positive attitude to learning by engaging students in inquiries and developing their awareness of the process of learning so that they can become lifelong learners. Reflects real life by encouraging learning beyond traditional subjects with meaningful, in-depth inquiries into real life issues based on the Trans-disciplinary Themes. Emphasizes, through the IB Learner Profile, the development of the whole student – physically, intellectually, emotionally, and ethically.