nationally certified magnet school logoWeaver Lake Elementary: A Science, Math & Technology School has been named a nationally certified magnet school by Magnet Schools of America (MSA), the national association for magnet and theme-based schools.

To achieve this distinction, staff and school leaders at Weaver Lake completed a rigorous, nine-month evaluation process to show how the school:

  • Promotes diversity;
  • Is working to close the achievement gap;
  • Integrates a theme-based curriculum throughout the day; and
  • Encourages parent and community involvement.

Schools were evaluated by the National Institute for Magnet School Leadership. Weaver Lake Elementary is among select company as one of only 21 schools in a dozen states to receive this honor this year.

“I’m so excited for our school to receive this recognition,” said Dennis Palm, principal at Weaver Lake Elementary. “Becoming a nationally certified magnet school really affirms the great work our teachers and staff do every day to support STEM learning and growth at Weaver Lake. I couldn’t be more proud of both our staff and students.”

Weaver Lake Elementary provides a dynamic, inquiry-based learning environment for students in grades K-5. Weaver Lake’s STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) program incorporates value-added, hands-on activities that focus on problem solving and analytical thinking skills. The school is dedicated to creating lifelong learners who are actively involved in inquiry, exploration and discovery.

This year’s nationally certified magnet schools will be recognized at MSA’s 37th National Conference in Baltimore, Maryland, in April 2019.