The Division of Academic Innovation of Onslow County Schools announces the availability of magnet school applications for the 2013-2014 school year. Onslow County currently offers three magnet school opportunities: Clyde Erwin Elementary Magnet School, Northwoods Elementary Magnet School, and New Bridge Middle Magnet School.
Two magnet school options exist at the elementary level. Each school has a unique focus which helps guide instruction.
Clyde Erwin Elementary Magnet School of International Studies and Cultural Arts delivers the North Carolina Standard Course of Study in a way that helps students see how what they are learning connects with the world. Teachers and students alike explore the variety of cultures in our society and around the world. The interactions and interdependence of people and where they live sets the foundation for learning experiences. Clyde Erwin Elementary Magnet School follows the Primary Years Programme of International Baccalaureate (IB).
Northwoods Elementary Year-Round Magnet School of Technology and Innovation will focus its instruction on technology and innovation incorporating project-based learning strategies. Northwoods Elementary Year-Round Magnet School of Technology and Innovation will be Onslow County Schools’ first year-round magnet school beginning July 2013. Students will be involved in collaborative learning activities that require critical thinking and problem-solving skills. Every student will be assigned a laptop computer or netbook to be used in and outside the classroom for learning. Teachers will have the latest SMART technology in their classrooms, including interactive white boards, SMART tables, 3-D document cameras, and student response systems.
At the middle school level, New Bridge Middle Magnet School utilizes science and technology to focus instruction. The North Carolina Standard Course of Study remains the guide for teachers, but in planning and carrying out lessons, students are asked to think like a scientist and use technology tools to make discoveries.
Each school is a public school that is a part of the Onslow County School System and there is no additional cost to attend. However, prospective students must apply for admission to a magnet school. Applications are available online from Tuesday, February 12, 2013 – Friday, March 8, 2013. During the week of February 11, 2013, information about the application process is being sent home with each pre-k through 7th grade student in Onslow County. Applications are also available at the Onslow County Schools Central Office, at each elementary and middle school, and on this website by clicking “Magnet School Information.”
Applications must be submitted electronically, hand delivered to the Onslow County Schools Central Office by 5:00 pm on Friday, March 8, 2013, or postmarked by Friday, March 8, 2013. The application is available as an online form by CLICKING HERE. No faxes or emails will be accepted.