Pasco Magnet Schools Achieve National Certification

This post was published on 09/02/2021.

Land O’ Lakes, FL – (September 2, 2021) – Three Pasco County schools have recently been notified that they have been recognized as nationally certified magnet schools, meaning that they have met the rigorous standards that define high-quality magnet programs.

The schools are Bayonet Point Middle School and Centennial Middle School, which are STEM magnet schools, and Sanders Memorial Elementary School, which is a STEAM magnet school. STEM stands for science, technology, engineering, and math. STEAM adds arts to the mix.

Magnet Schools of America, the national association of magnet and theme-based schools, created the national certification process to recognize the nation’s exemplary magnet schools and to help them continue providing high-quality magnet programs. Magnet schools are schools that offer specialized courses in themes that are designed to attract students from outside of traditional school boundaries.

“This is a tremendous honor for our magnet schools,” said Kurt Browning, Pasco Superintendent of Schools. “The staff at each school should be very proud, and I know parents will be pleased to know that their schools have met the highest standards of excellence.”

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