Magnet Schools

Although magnet programs in South Carolina vary widely in size and scope, they are typically public schools operated by a district or consortium of districts that teach all subject areas with a special themed focus such as Fine & Performing Arts; Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) and more.

Designed to attract students from all parts of a community regardless of zoned school district, magnet schools typically have a diverse body of students based on interest in the school’s theme. Teachers are “highly specialized” through specific theme-based training and professional development.