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East Magnet Academy info session Thursday night

Updated: March 8, 2013 7:40AM

The East Aurora School District is hosting a public information session and open house for the Fred Rodgers Magnet Academy on Thursday at East Aurora High School.

Families who reside in the East Aurora School District with students in grades 3 through 12 during the 2013-14 school year are invited.

The Fred Rodgers Magnet Academy offers a science, technology, engineering and math curriculum for students in third through twelfth grade in a textbook-free environment. Students learn via computers and Smartboards, and beginning in the 2013-14 school year, every students at the magnet academy will be issued a laptop for school and homework.

“We are going to bring personal access to technology to every child enrolled in the Magnet Academy. This will not only have a direct impact on the student, but on the family as well students will be able to take the computers home each night,” said East Aurora School Board President Annette Johnson.

Tonight’s session will include information on the school’s STEM curriculum and the application and lottery process for being admitted to the Magnet Academy. The Academy has openings at all grade levels for next year. After completing an online application, qualified students are put into a lottery for a space in the academy.

Once enrolled, students can remain in the school as long as they continue to meet qualifications.

Complete details about the new online application process, lottery selection, STEM curriculum and the 1-to-1 Computing Initiative will be discussed during the Magnet Academy Information Session and Open House at 6 p.m. Thursday at the East Aurora High School, in the freshman center. Enter through Door 42.

Sessions will be conducted in English and Spanish.

For more information, please contact Angela Rowley, Magnet Academy principal, at 630.978.9482 or

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