7th & 8th Grade Magnet Program

The Magnet Program gives students the opportunity to excel. With an enriched curriculum and real-life project-based learning, they will be not only prepared to enter high school but able to complete the academic rigor of high school classes leading to graduation.

USD 475 is now offering a Magnet Program focused on an innovative curriculum, academic excellence, and family and community partnerships. The program is now entering it’s second year, and many students are excelling within the program.

The curriculum promotes higher-level cognitive thinking and uses project-based learning. The magnet program uses state and district standards in all subject areas. Additionally, the curriculum is clear and transparent for families so they can fully engage in the learning of their students.

Students ca expect the same quality of education that USD 475 provides in all schools, while learning in both an individualized and group setting.

Students learn concepts through modules, which use real-life scenarios to teach concepts in a hands-on environment. Students learn at their own pace and still benefit from the support of teachers.

Students will be selected for this program based on test scores, grades, attendance, and will be required to maintain a B average (3.00 GPA), 95% attendance, and receive no more than two Level-3 referrals.

Learn more about the program and what parents, students, and teachers have to say about it in the short video below:

If you have an incoming 7th or 8th grade student, and you are interested in more information about the program, please click on the application below. Also, you can find a Frequently Asked Questions document below, which addresses things like activities, transportation, and more.

Magnet Program Application Packet

Magnet Program FAQ

Completed applications can be sent to Tom Wesoloski, principal of the H.D. Karns Building, at ThomasWesoloski@usd475.org