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STEM Magnet Schools

The Magnet Application is open October 1-noon, December 3, 2014.

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What is the STEM Magnet High School Program?

Part of our AACPS' Programs of Choice, the STEM Magnet Program offers an educational choice for academically able and motivated students interested in rigorous and relevant studies in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.  The STEM Magnet High Schools, which are housed North County High School and South River High School, serve students in grades 9-12 and act as a "school within a school." STEM students gain relevant, real-world, hands-on experience with cutting-edge technology and learn the importance of STEM subjects in all aspects of the world today.

What is special about studying at the STEM Magnet High School?

Imagine a school where students work to solve local and global interdisciplinary community-based problems hand in hand with their peers, teachers, mentors, community partners and STEM professionals in residence within the school setting. Students at the STEM Magnet High Schools will learn and work in a challenging, high-tech atmosphere where collaboration is expected and questioning and critical thinking routine.

STEM Magnet High School students will experience an environment steeped  in integrated project-based learning, take advanced STEM coursework, avail themselves of non-STEM classes from the host school’s rich array of course offerings and engage in STEM job shadow experiences and research internships throughout their  four-year high school experience. Students will graduate from the STEM program with: 

  • 21st century high-tech communication skills
  • presentation and workplace skills
  • project management and team leadership expertise,
  • STEM research and publication experience,
  • foundational advanced or AP coursework in all disciplines,
  • international awareness and perspectives,
  • global social consciousness, and 
  • a commitment to lifelong learning. 

STEM Magnet High School students will be highly sought after by select colleges and industries, regionally and nationally. 

What is the STEM Magnet Middle School Program?
The STEM Middle School Magnet Program offers students interested in science, technology, engineering, and math an inquiry-based, interdisciplinary environment for students to explore these diverse subjects.  Located at Old Mill Middle South and Lindale Middle School, this program engages students in field research experiences and challenges them to think critically, communicate effectively, and become STEM Learners.

Questions about a Magnet Program or Application?

  • Download the Magnet Information Sheets
  • Review the Step-by-Step Application Guide available on the Magnet Home Page.
  • Contact Us:
    • Magnet and Signatures Main Phone Line
      • 410-222-5391 x 1
    • Additional Magnet Phone Lines:
      • 410-222-5342
      • 410-222-5430