Pasadena United Received 3rd Federal Magnet Scholarship – Pasadena Now

Pasadena United Received 3rd Federal Magnet Scholarship - Pasadena Now
Prime row: Washington Elementary STEM Magnets, Longfellow Elementary College, Eliot Arts Magnet. Backside row: Octavia E. Butler Magnet and Altadena Arts Magnet.

Pasadena Unified College District (PUSD) awarded $15 million Magnet College Help Program (MSAP) from the US Division of Training to create and increase three new or revised Magnet Packages. That is the third main Magnet scholarship awarded to PUSD since 2013. PUSD is amongst 19 applications in america to obtain a Magnet scholarship.

Supervisor Brian MacDonald, Ed. “PUSD receiving this third grant demonstrates confidence in our area’s capacity to efficiently implement two different Magnet grants.”

The brand new five-year scholarship brings the Environmental Science program to Washington Primary STEM . Magnetprovides a brand new magnet for cross-cultural studying in Longfellow Elementaryand promotes the visible and performing arts and French applications in Elliott Arts magnet.

The MSAP scholarship additionally offers expanded language studying alternatives and clear pathways between our elementary and center faculties. Longfellow Elementary’s present Spanish bilingual immersion program and Washington STEM’s new International Spanish Program are aligned with Spanish language studying alternatives in Octavia I Butler Magnet (STEAM Center College/Spanish Immersion). Eliot Arts Magnet provides an thrilling new conservatory of arts and provides bilingual French immersion to align course choices with Altadena Art MagnetSimply down the road.

The award offers funding to develop substantive modern applications that convey collectively college students from totally different socioeconomic, racial, and ethnic backgrounds. New MSAP funds within the District will assist the creation of collaborative studying areas and provoking services to assist substantive studying with skilled companions in our group. Lecturers shall be supplied with skilled improvement and collaboration alternatives.

The five-year scholarship was awarded to the Pasadena Unified College District after a rigorous and aggressive scholarship utility course of led by district workers and the Pasadena Training Basis (PEF), a community-based non-profit group that helps instructional applications in PUSD public faculties.

The primary PUSD MSAP scholarship in 2013 established 4 magnet faculties: Jackson STEM Twin Language Magnet (grades Ok-5), Washington Elementary STEM Magnet (grades Ok-5), Washington STEAM Magnet Academy (grades 6-8), Eliot Arts Magnet (grades 6-8).

The 2017 scholarship established the burgeoning arts program at Altadena Arts Magnet (previously Altadena Elementary), added a double-immersion Spanish program at Washington STEAM (now renamed Octavia E. Butler Magnet), and established the robust Early School Magnet program at John Muir Highschool.

PUSD is amongst 19 magnet applications in america to obtain 2022 MSAP grants, which whole $110 million this 12 months and are administered by the US Division of Training.

Study extra about magnet faculties in PUSD at www.pusd.us/magnets.

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