Herald American

Magnet fair shines spotlight on district programs

NORWALK — The Norwalk-La Mirada School District’s Magnet Fair, held Jan. 21 at the Excelsior Adult School campus, shined a
spotlight on the academics and programs featured in each of the district’s middle school magnet programs, which provide specialized themes of curricula and hands-on, project-based activities, a district spokesperson said.

“Each of our magnet schools offer specialized areas of study so that students and parents can choose their best fit,” school board President Jesse Urquidi.

Open enrollment applications, inter-district permits and interest cards were provided and magnet school staff were on hand to answer questions and set up school tours.

The programs are open to students residing in and outside of the district at no cost to parents.

Participating Norwalk schools and their fields of interest are: Corvallis Middle School – Arts and Technology; Los Alisos Middle School – Math, Science and Technology; and Waite Middle School – Career Academy.

Corvallis also offers enrichment classes such as ceramics, band, world percussion and steel pan drums, strings and computer applications and students can pursue learning in theater arts/ and digital photography and filmmaking, the spokesperson said

Waite Middle School provides curriculum in three pathways that cover public and community service; science, robotics, technology and music; and art, film and technology. 

“I am so proud of our students and staff for the way they are representing our schools,” interim Superintendent Ginger Shattuck said. “The Magnet Fair is a really great way for our families to become more familiar with the wide range of opportunities available in the district.”