South Bend, Ind.-- If you are interested in learning more about what South Bend Community Schools have to offer you may want to check out their magnet fair. It is taking place Tuesday from 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. at the Century Center. It is free and open to the public. The goal of the fair is to provide families the opportunity to learn about the options they have for their students from age three all the way through high school.
For those that don’t know, a magnet program is a program offered to students that targets their special interests. For example, Clay High School is the Visual and Performing Arts Magnet so anyone who is interested in dance, music or visual art may want to go to Clay because they get a deeper curriculum.
Adams High School has the International Baccalaureate Magnet Program, Riley High School has the Technology and Engineering Magnet Program, South Bend New Tech has a Sustainable Energy Program and Washington High School has the Medical and Allied Sciences Magnet Program.
Now, just because a high school has a certain magnet program doesn’t mean you have to participate in it and it doesn’t mean you won’t get an education if you don’t. Each high school has a certain set of core classes which include biology, science, math and more that each student will take no matter what.
Plus, anyone can go to these schools even if they don’t live in South Bend. They have students from Penn, North Liberty and other areas too.
As mentioned earlier, participation in these magnet programs start at age three. While high schools focus on your student’s special interests, for the younger ones it focuses more on education style.
For more information you can go to the magnet fair and click here.