NLPS Magnet Schools Frequently Asked Questions
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Jennings School houses the district's Dual Language (DL) and Foreign Language in Elementary School (FLES) Programs, and is open to New London residents in grades PK-5.
The Dual Language Program makes up 2/3 of Jennings School enrollment, and is an enrichment program in which students acquire a second language through academic content. Students receive instruction in both English and Spanish. Dual Language teachers are highly trained in second language acquisition and special instructional strategies are used to make the content comprehensible.
Due to the rigor of the DL Program, it is difficult to enter students, after grade 1, who have no Spanish language ability. If your child does have Spanish language ability and you would like them to be considered for available slots beyond the first grade, please contact Miriam Taylor to discuss enrollment, at (860) 444-3184.
In the FLES Program, within the guidelines of the CT World Language Curriculum Framework, "All children should have the opportunity to study at least one language, other than English, from pre-kindergarten through Grade 12".
FLES Instruction will occur in English and students will receive Spanish as a foreign language class. The program is limited to one class per grade level in grades 2, 3, 4 and 5.
Jennings sibling procedure with specific guidelines:
Grades PK–1, siblings may enroll in the DL Program based on space availability and classroom composition;
Grades 2–5, siblings with a comprehensive understanding of Spanish may enroll in the DL Program, pending assessment and based on space availability and classroom composition; and
Grades 2 – 5, siblings with no comprehensive understanding of Spanish may enroll in the FLES Program based on space availability.
The Winthrop Magnet Elementary School STEM's focus is Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. Children in grades K-5, from all Connecticut towns, are eligible to attend.
The mission: Designed for students who enjoy challenges and investigating the world around them. The school's science, technology, engineering and math themes are designed to inspire students to imagine, investigate and invent. Students are immersed in authentic, real-world investigations that encourage their curiosity and motivate them to learn how the world works and how they can be the designers of that world. The school's instructional practices provide rich experiences for all learners and nurture self-esteem and lifelong learning.
This STEM School will enable children in Kindergarten through grade 5, from New London and participating magnet districts, to learn at high levels. This school will employ the most, current research-based practices in state mandated content standards, while implementing the core science curriculum and targeted science exploration areas. These science elements will be integrated throughout the curriculum and environmental stewardship will be demonstrated throughout the building and grounds. For more information, please contact Principal Jaye Wilson at (860) 447-6070.
The Winthrop Magnet Elementary School STEM will honor the sibling policy for student enrollment.
Nathan Hale Magnet Elementary School Performing & Visual Arts is scheduled to open in the Fall of 2014. The school will infuse the New London Public School's curriculum with an emphasis and incorporation of Arts into other areas of study. The Nathan Hale Magnet Elementary School is dedicated to building a student body that experiences a curriculum in which the arts are deeply embedded within the core of interdisciplinary learning. Through the study of Arts, students will be able to develop and apply personal and academic skills. The Arts provide vast opportunities for students to discover their individual talents and to explore their world through a variety of lenses. The Arts-based theme will provide all children the opportunity to develop poise and self-confidence.
The Arts truly provide students with a foundation for success in all academic and artistic areas, by bringing the content to life.
The Science and Technology Magnet High School of Southeastern Connecticut (STMHS) is a regional comprehensive high school program which specializes in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) programming. Integrated blended programs can also accommodate unique student interests and career paths within the STEM areas. The STMHS program is designed to prepare students for success in STEM area Post-Secondary Institutions, leading students to earn a 2 - 4 degree.
The Science and Technology Magnet High School of Southeastern Connecticut prepares students to succeed, not just during their four years of high School, but for a future beyond the magnet school. The program integrates core concepts across all disciplines and incorporates technology every step of the way. STMHS has rigorous education standards and the staff continuously identify and develops each student's creativity and educational potential.
For admission into STMHS please view the school website at www.nlstmhs.org
Points of Pride
A personal education plan for every student
College credit opportunities
Competitive athletic programs
Diverse and talented students and teachers
Engineering and Biomedical Programs certified by Project Lead The Way
Extensive After-school Programs
Senior Capstone Projects
STEM concepts integrated into all academic areas
Strong community partnerships