• Magnet Program

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    CLAUDE LANE, Principal
    "A Recognized School of Excellence"
    INTRODUCTION
         In 1955, the voters and the Board of Education of the Tyler Independent School District authorized the opening of a new comprehensive junior high school. Grades 7-9 were taught at the campus until 1979. The middle school concept was introduced in the fall of 1979, to focus on the needs of students in the "in-between" years for grades 6-8. In the spring of 1999 the Board of Education authorized the implementation of a Math / Science / Technology Magnet School to open for the 1999-2000 school year. The Math / Science / Technology focus has been implemented at all three grade levels through integrated technology instruction. In addition, enrichment math and science classes have been added to enhance learning and offer an advanced track for high school credit in these areas. The MST magnet concept is integrated into a curriculum structure that is rich in fine arts, extra curricular activities and other opportunities for success for the middle level student.

    TEXAS EDUCATION AGENCY'S "A" Campus Rating
    STATUS VISION FOR SECONDARY EDUCATION 
    Secondary educators are committed to success for each student. Our schools will… 
    · Provide safe and attractive learning environments
    · Base practices on sound educational principles
    · Encourage communication and trust among all stakeholders
    · Uphold the shared decision-making process
    · Conduct ongoing training for stakeholders
    · Model lifelong learning
    · Ensure powerful learning experiences in every class every day.
     
    HOW HAS THE CAMPUS PREPARED
    FOR THE MST MAGNET CONCEPT? 
        Over the past 20+ years since the MST Magnet Program has been in place, Moore has been a District leader in implementing technology into the classroom. The completion of the Multi-media 21st century facility in 2015 continued the vision of TISD to see STEM related activities embedded in the Moore curriculum. Nine high school science labs provide students in all grades the opportunity to learn science in depth while encouraging academic rigor and high cognitive demand for all science related STEM classes. All classrooms are equiped with Interactive Multi-touch projectors with white boards. Mobile station computer labs are available to all students with Chromebook and iPad Air2 technology. All staff members receive extensive training for 45 minutes each week on technology integration. Science classrooms are equiped with LJ Create Maker Station Labs and 3D printing. Algebra classrooms integrate Inspire Rover technology for programming and Robotics design. Multiple opportunities for STEM experiences are available during the school day and in extra-curricular opportunities that include, web design, robotics clubs, science fair presentation and summer STEM camp experiences.

    TEXAS EDUCATION AGENCY AWARDS FOR DISTINCTIONS
        The Moore Campus has earned 35 out of 38 possible TEA Distinctions in the areas of ELAR, Math, Science, Social Studies, Student Progress, Closing Performance Gaps and Post-Secondary Readiness placing the campus in the top 2-5%

    WHAT COURSES ARE OFFERED AT
    MOORE MST MAGNET SCHOOL?
        All students receive instruction in the five core discipline areas of Reading, Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies and Physical Education or Athletics. The campus follows an eight period A/B rotation block schedule.  In addition, students have the opportunity to select elective courses that will promote discovering their talents and abilities through investigating a wide range of interests. All 6th graders will take Keyboarding and additional instructional time in Math. Sixth graders may choose from Band, Orchestra, Choral Music or a cycle of 12 weeks of Art, AVID and Theatre classes. 7th and 8th graders may take Band, Orchestra, Choral Music, Art, AVID, Theater Arts, Multicultural Studies, Journalism, Career Investigations and Athletics. In addition science stem courses are available in the fields of Physics, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Forensic Science, Oceanography and Meteorology.

     WHAT ENRICHMENTACTIVITIES ARE
    PROVIDED FOR ADVANCED STUDENTS?
        The Target/Gifted program is available to those students who qualify. Advanced level instruction is provided in the four core areas of Science, Language Arts, Mathematics and Social Studies. Additional enrichment courses are provided through the magnet curriculum for advanced level students. High School course work is completed in both mathematics and science for Algebra, Geometry and Integrated Physics and Chemistry.

    WHAT COURSES ARE PROVIDED THROUGH 
    THE MST MAGNET PROGRAM?
         6th grade courses include: Advanced math (class covers 6th, 7th, and portions of 8th grade TEKS) Advanced Science classes using LJ Create Maker Station labs and Keyboarding. 7th grade courses include: Algebra for high school credit Advanced Science classes with the support of mobile lab technologies. 8th grade courses include: Geometry for high school credit Algebra for high school credit Advanced Science classes with the support of mobile lab technologies and Integrated Physics and Chemistry. Additional elective courses offered: Astronomy, Global Environmental Science, Integrated Chemistry and Physic for high school credit, Exploring Web Applications, Forensic Science, Oceanography and Meterology. 

    WHAT CO-CURRICULAR
    ACTIVITIES ARE AVAILABLE?
        Athletics is available for 7th and 8th grade students in the areas of football, volleyball, basketball, soccer, track, tennis, cross country and swimming. Other activities include student council, National Junior Honor Society, Junior Historians, Math Counts, Academic Challenge competition, D-FY-IT drug free program, and cheerleading.

    WHAT IS THE PROCEDURE
    FOR MAKING APPLICATION? 
        Students who live in the Moore attendance zone do not have to make application. Other TISD elementary students/parents may apply by picking up applications from their elementary school offices in January. Students will be accepted based on a list of criteria set from the District on grades and test scores. In addition, the students will have to write a paragraph about why they are interested in attending a Math, Science, and Technology magnet school. Elementary teachers will also be required to fill out a teacher recommendation form. All applications must be completed and returned to the home elementary campus office by the annual District timeline. Acceptance into the program will be for three years. Parents may choose to keep students in the program for 1-3 years.