About Our Magnet
Mary W. Jackson STEAM Multilingual Magnet Elementary offers an innovative academic program that nurtures the communication, collaboration, critical thinking, and creative skills necessary to be successful in the 21st century and places a strong emphasis on science, technology, engineering, art, and math (STEAM).
Jackson also offers another option for students to learn to read, write, and speak in both English and Spanish through participation in our Dual Language Immersion Program (DLIP). All students benefit from our STEAM academic focus and hands-on science laboratory staffed by a full-time science teacher.
Multilingual Magnet Elementary provides an opportunity for students to be fully immersed in Spanish ninety percent of the day in kindergarten, then taper to fifty percent English and Spanish by third grade. Dual language instruction helps to strengthen cognitive skills, enhance creativity, and problem solving skills. Our program strives for academic language proficiency in all subject areas . Students in our program will be bi-literate, bilingual, and have bi-cognitive skills.Visit our DLIP section for more information.
STEAM is for all students interested in exploring a curriculum derived from Project Based Learning, that integrates different content areas to engage students in a real world, hands-on approach to education. Students will be able to see and understand the synergy of science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics while working with others to solve problems and create projects. Our community garden is a unique part of our STEM focus as it provides students an opportunity to see science in action.Visit our STEAM section for more information.