Public Magnet Schools

Although magnet programs in South Carolina vary widely in size and scope, they are public schools operated by a district or consortium of districts that teach all subject areas with a special themed focus such as Fine & Performing Arts; Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) and more.

Designed to attract students from all parts of a community regardless of zoned school district, public magnet schools typically have a diverse body of students based on interest in the school’s theme. Teachers are “highly specialized” through specific theme-based training and professional development.

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