Welcome to G.W. Carver High School’s S.T.E.M Magnet Program

Welcome to the Science/Technology/Engineering/Mathematics Magnet Program of George Washington Carver High School.  The STEM Magnet Program is a program designed to equip our youth with the skills needed to be proficient and prepared for a post-secondary study and the 21st century workforce.  Integrating the four composite areas of science, technology, engineering and math will ensure that our students can solve tough problems, gather and evaluate evidence, and analyze information.

The STEM Magnet Program is a rigorous, project-based program but also includes educational field trips that offer our students opportunities to learn more about STEM related careers.  Each magnet student is to fulfill all magnet requirements as well as participate in extracurricular and community activities. Here at George Washington Carver High School, we believe that communication is the key to a successful experience and together parents/guardians, students and teachers will be more successful when we work as a team.

In our STEM Magnet program, our magnet students are given opportunities to earn college credits while also receiving a high school credit through the choice of taking Advanced Placement courses held within the school or Dual Enrollment courses with Columbus State University, Columbus Technical College, and Georgia Military College. 
Students in our program also have the opportunity to apply for the Work-Based Learning program held within the school their Senior year where they are able to earn a high school credit, while working a job in their pathway or an internship within their pathway.

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S.T.E.M Teachers

 

Science Mathematics English  Social Studies  Technology  Engineering
Victoria Neal
Honors Biology/AP Biology
Kunicko Byrd
Honors Geometry/AP Statistics/AP Calculus AB
Tracy Green
AP Language
Aleya Carvalho
Honors American Government
Valarie Edwards
Intro to Digital Tech/Intro to Cyber/Advanced Cybersecurity/Work Based Learning
Ricky Hardaway
Engineering
Christopher Nance
Honors Chemistry/AP Chemistry
Leon
Accelerated Geometry/Algebra 2
Caneisha Harbison
AP Literature
Asheeka Branscomb
AP World History/AP U.S. History
Holmes
Agriculture
Markia Woods
Physics
Jennifer Robinson
Accelerated Pre-Calculus
Ashley Lucier
AP Macroeconomics

Volunteer Hours 

Students, if you are in the magnet program for ALL 4 years, then as a senior you will need a minimum of 100 hours in order to meet your magnet requirement.  You can earn more than 25 hours per year if you would like. All hours are due each year on the last Friday of April! If you have any questions or need to email documentation please do so by emailing both magnet coordinators at: byrd.kunicko.d@muscogee.k12.ga.us and woods.markia.s@muscogee.k12.ga.us

Senior Project

The purpose of our STEM Magnet students completing this project is to increase both teaching and learning. Students are required to complete a culminating project, as one of the requirements to fulfill gaining their STEM diploma seal. The project provides an opportunity for students to explore an interest of topic in the areas of Science, Technology, or Mathematics. By completing the project, students have a real-life experience that can help them in their next adventure in life (college, job, entrepreneurship, military, internship, etc.).

Application

The application for our magnet program is available through the button below. 

Important Dates and Reminders

The 2022-2023 Magnet Application information for all Magnet applicants. The Magnet Application can be found under the Parent/Student portal on the MCSD website https://www.muscogee.k12.ga.us/Families. All applicants must complete the Magnet application in its entirety before the deadline on January 21, 2023 @ 5:00 p.m.

 

October 28: Magnet applications open.
January 20: Magnet application closes.
February 17: Completed entrance exams and auditions are due.
February 20: Magnet decisions will be emailed.
February 24: Offer decisions must be made by 11:59 p.m. on this date or all offers are rescinded.
February 28- March 1: Magnet schools will contact students on the waiting list and in the order they are listed for spots still available.

Magnet Testing Dates 2022-2023

November 5, 2022 10:00am G.W. Carver Auditorium
November 12, 2022 10:00 am G.W. Carver Auditorium
December 10, 2022 10:00am G.W. Carver Auditorium
January 7, 2023 10:00am G.W. Carver Auditorium

2022-2023 Magnet and Academy Application Process

•   Online applications will close at 5:00 PM ET, January 21, 2023•    Each parent and/or student will receive an email regarding his or her application status on February 18, 2023•    Information about each school’s magnet program can be viewed on the application portal: https://apps.muscogee.k12.ga.us/Magnet/


Other Important dates

January 20th – Magnet applications close.February 17th – Last day to complete entrance exams and auditionsFebruary 20th – Magnet decisions will be emailed after 5 pmFebruary 24th – Offer decisions must be made by 11:59 p.m. on this date or all offers will be rescinded after this time.*Any students new to the Muscogee County School District may apply to any academy/magnet program after this date. The Executive Director for Curriculum and Instruction must approve acceptance.*

Current Magnet Students Requirements

Welcome to the Science/Technology/Engineering/Mathematics Magnet Program of George Washing Carver High School.  The STEM Magnet Program is a program designed to equip our youth with the skills needed to be proficient and prepared for post-secondary study and the 21st century workforce.  Integrating the four composite areas of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics will ensure that our students are analytical thinkers, problem solvers, and data collectors.  With personalized learning opportunities, STEM students will learn to work collaboratively on complex open-ended tasks.  The STEM Magnet Program is a rigorous, project-based program which offers courses and pathways to prepare students for STEM occupations.  Our students engage in authentic learning through classroom instruction connections and real-world applications with a variety of field trips.  Each magnet student is to fulfill all magnet requirements as well as participate in extracurricular and community activities.

Technology

This track is geared towards students in the STEM Magnet program that would like to have a career in Technology or Engineering. These students will take a variety of math and science courses to help them prepare for a career in Technology or Engineering. The pathway that these students will complete is Cybersecurity or Engineering. 

Did you know that Minorities only make up 26% of cybersecurity and 29% of engineering in the United States? Be the Difference!

Medical Science 

This track is geared towards students in the STEM Magnet program that would like to have a career in Medicine. Whether you plan to be a Nurse, Doctor, Dentist, Physical Therapist, or anything close, this is the track for you! Students in this track will take a variety of math and science courses that stem towards a career in medicine. The pathway that these students will complete Healthcare.

Advanced Mathematics 

This track is geared towards students in the STEM Magnet program that are interested in taking various math courses. These classes will help you use critical thinking and your math skills that can be applied in your after high school aspirations. Students in this track will follow the pathway of Agriculture.

Did you know that Agriculture has had over 66,000 job openings between 2012 and 2020?