Definitions for "Magnet Schools"
Special public schools that offer a concentrated curriculum in designated areas of study (for example, fine and performing arts, science and technology, and so forth). Some charter schools and most Governor's Schools are types of magnet schools.
Schools that enroll students from areas outside their normal school boundaries because of a particular area of focus; examples include traditional programs or schools for the arts, languages or sciences.
offer a wide range of distinctive programs, including programs emphasizing academic subjects such as math, science, aerospace technology, language immersion, or humanities; instructional approaches such as basic skills, open classrooms, individualized instruction, Montessori, or enriched curricula; career/vocational education; gifted-talented programs; and the arts. Magnet schools are effective in attracting students from outside the immediate neighborhood, and they appear to be effective in attracting opposite race students.