ERIC Number: ED381906
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Magnet Program Student Enrollment and Participation Report for Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools.
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Public Schools, Charlotte, NC.
This paper describes second-year outcomes of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools (CMS) Magnet Program, which seeks to eliminate racial isolation and ensure that all students receive a quality and relevant education. Specifically, the paper reports on the enrollment and participation of minority and nonminority students in the program. At the time of the report, the program was in its second year of operation and first year of federal funding. Findings show that 12 of the 14 elementary magnet schools are integrated within CMS' desegregation guidelines. Of the secondary schools with multiple magnet programs, 10 of the 12 are within the guidelines. The racial balance of the 10 elementary schools paired with magnet schools has not been adversely impacted, and magnet schools drew large numbers of both black and white students from all parts of the district. A conclusion is that early expansion of the CMS Magnet School Program has resulted in increased integration of the schools. However, too few black students have been adequately prepared to compete in higher-level coursework. The district plans systemwide use of the following: (1) high academic standards and expectations for all students; (2) use of assessment instruments that truly individualize instruction for all students; and (3) targeted intervention programs, such as grants to find alternative ways to identify giftedness, the Learning Immersion Program, and a systemwide implementation of a computer-assisted instruction program. Six tables are included. (LMI)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Charlotte-Mecklenburg Public Schools, Charlotte, NC.