magnet school
noun Date: 1968 a school with superior facilities and staff and often a specialized curriculum designed to attract pupils from throughout a city or school district

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  • magnet school — magnet schools N COUNT A magnet school is a state funded school, usually in a poor area, which is given extra resources in order to attract new pupils from other areas and help improve the school s performance. [JOURNALISM] …   English dictionary

  • magnet school — magnet .school n AmE a school that has more classes in a particular subject than usual, and so attracts students from a wide area …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • magnet school — magnet ,school noun count AMERICAN a school that provides special courses in a particular subject such as music or technology in order to attract students from outside its local area …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • magnet school — ☆ magnet school n. a public school which offers innovative courses, specialized training, etc. in order to attract students from a broad urban area and thereby help to bring about desegregation …   English World dictionary

  • Magnet school — DeBakey High School for Health Professions in Houston, Texas is a magnet school specializing in medical sciences In education in the United States, magnet schools are public schools with specialized courses or curricula. Magnet refers to how the… …   Wikipedia

  • Magnet School — Magnetschulen sind Schulen, die sich durch einen speziellen Schwerpunkt in ihrem Curriculum oder ein besonderes pädagogisches Konzept, sowie durch einen erweiterten Einzugsbereich mit freier Schulwahl aus auszeichnen. Inhaltsverzeichnis 1… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • magnet school — noun : a public school with superior facilities and often a specialized curriculum designed to attract pupils from throughout a city or school district * * * noun, pl ⋯ schools [count] chiefly US : a school that has courses in special subjects… …   Useful english dictionary

  • magnet school — a public school with special programs and instruction that are not available elsewhere in a school district and that are specially designed to draw students from throughout a district, esp. to aid in desegregation. [1965 70, Amer.] * * * …   Universalium

  • magnet school — noun A public school with specialized courses. Syn: focus school …   Wiktionary

  • magnet school — mag′net school n. edu a public school with a specialized program designed to draw students from throughout a community • Etymology: 1965–70 …   From formal English to slang

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