SCIENCE / PRE – ENGINEERING MAGNET
The APPLICATION WINDOW for 2016-2017 was open from December 1, 2015 – February 10, 2016. LATE REGISTRATION will be available May 1st, 2016. The “Apply Now” button should work again beginning May 1.
MAGNET TOURS – Call for a reservation
Magnet tours were available October 28th and ending March 4, 2016.
MAGNET OPEN HOUSE: December 10, 2015 at 6:30PM.
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This advanced academic program is for students who might plan to continue their education in the fields of engineering, science, mathematics, architecture or technology.
McNicol Middle School Science and Pre-Engineering courses are designed as a complement to a rigorous academic program. Students in the McNicol Middle School Magnet programs will engage in hands-on, project-based learning, that incorporates creativity, teamwork, and activities within 21st century classrooms.
Students in this program will take advanced science classes in grades 6, 7, and 8. Along with the science curriculum, students will be in advanced math, language arts, social studies, and reading.
Our middle school students have 6 classes every day. The science electives have been designed to enhance the learning experience by offering a hands-on, project-based curriculum including:
Engineering (Paxton/Patterson Lab)
Alternative Energy & Bio-Engineering
Robotics (the foundation for this curriculum is based on FIRST Lego League)
C.A.P.E. (Career and Professional Education): students learn the Microsoft Suite and have the opportunity to complete a Microsoft Certification.
For acceptance in the Science/Pre-Engineering Program, 5th grade students must have a score of 3 or higher in both their Reading and Mathematics FCAT.
To remain in the program:
students must maintain a minimum GPA of 2.5
students need to maintain a minimum of a “C” in their Magnet Theme Classes
students are expected to maintain positive behavior as outlined in the student code of conduct
Please contact our Magnet Coordinator, Mr. Shaver, for more information about applying for one of the programs.
Mr. Shaver, National Board Certified Teacher