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Magnet schools are free public “schools of choice” that operate within existing public schools in a district unlike private and charter schools, which are completely separate institutions. Magnet schools focus on specific areas of interest, such as performing arts, world languages, and leadership, as well as science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM or STEAM for short) programs.

They utilize a hands-on, centralized approach to providing students with a robust learning experience in areas that capitalize on their strengths and interests. Students in magnet programs still learn the basic curricula that neighborhood schools provide, but those basics are enhanced by the special teaching techniques and more personalized settings of magnet schools.

Odyssey-Magellan Magnet School provides advanced learners with a challenging study of math, science, communication arts, social studies, and foreign language in a stimulating classroom environment, with experienced and dedicated teachers.

Students in grades second through fifth attend school on the Odyssey campus located at Highlands Elementary School. Students in grades 3 through 6 are learning French and also have an accelerated math curriculum, which will prepare students to take algebra in seventh grade.

Students in grades sixth through eighth attend school on the Magellan campus located at Wilson Middle School. Students in grades 7 and 8 join their middle school peers for courses in physical education, chorus, band, orchestra, as well as other school activities and extra-curriculars.

The coursework at this level offers a unique opportunity for students to explore and to learn beyond the standard curriculum. Themes weave throughout the curriculum to bring depth and breadth to students' experiences.

Students must be identified as highly gifted in general intellectual ability and must meet specific criteria as outlined by the AASD Identification Process to join Odyssey/Magellan.

Location of Odyssey

Location of Magellan