Release Date: 11/9/2012
Contact: Contact: Charles Herndon, 410-887-6111

Community forums scheduled to obtain feedback about BCPS magnet school programs

What: Four community forums have been scheduled to solicit feedback from students, parents, stakeholders, and others about magnet school programs and offerings available to students in Baltimore County Public Schools. BCPS is seeking information about the reasons parents and their students apply to magnet programs, how effectively magnet programs meet the needs of students, and how magnet programs can be improved.

When & Where: Each of the four forums listed below is scheduled from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.:

  • Tuesday, November 27, 2012, at Loch Raven High School, 1212 Cowpens Avenue, Towson
  • Wednesday, November 28, 2012, at Stemmers Run Middle School, 201 Stemmers Run Road, Middle River
  • Thursday, November 29, 2012, at Edmondson Heights Elementary School, 1600 Langford Road, Woodlawn
  • Monday, December 3, 2012, at Loch Raven High School, 1212 Cowpens Avenue, Towson
Background:
Baltimore County Public Schools offers more than 70 different magnet programs for elementary, middle, and high school students in 29 schools across the county.

Magnet programs are theme-oriented programs with a specialized curriculum or an emphasis on instruction that is different from that generally offered in other schools in the school system. They provide in-depth experiences and distinct choices for students with different interests, talents, and aptitudes, while fulfilling Baltimore County Public Schools’ requirements for promotion and graduation. Access to these specialized programs is provided through the magnet application process.

For more information about BCPS magnet programs, please visit http://www.bcps.org/offices/omp/ on the Web.

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