Magnet Program Review
The following motion was approved at the June 30, 2014 Board Meeting: Than an assessment of magnet programs be done as part of our next accommodation review through the lens of student achievement and well-being. The review included an analysis of student achievement data and transportation costs as well as information gathered from principals, School Council Chairs, students and teachers.
Rainbow District School Board has four secondary schools with magnet programs.
The Arts Education Program at Sudbury Secondary School was established in 1985. Students earn eight credits in the Arts Education program. Students graduate with a locally developed Arts Education Certificate.
The Science and Technology Education Program (STEP) at Lockerby Composite School was established in 1991. Students earn 13 designated credits in the area of science and technology. Students graduate with a locally developed STEP Certificate.
The International Baccalaureate Program (I.B.) at Lo-Ellen Park Secondary School was established in 1999/2001. Students earn credits in designated I.B. courses, write six exams, and complete the Creativity, Action, Service (CAS) requirement. Students graduate with an I.B. Diploma.
The Integrated Technology Program (IT) at Lively District Secondary School was established in 2002. Students earn six technology credits. Students graduate with a locally developed Integrated Technology Certificate.
At the regular Board meeting on March 24, 2015, Trustees approved that magnet programs be maintained with transportation. Trustees also approved that community schools continue to receive additional supports through consultation and direct input of staff and the school community with timelines for implementation.