NEW STUDENT ORIENTATION DATES!!! (Slight change)
NEW 6th Graders - August 10th - Time is still TBD
For this day, students will spend some time meeting fellow 6th graders, touring the campus, and getting to know some teachers!
NEW 7th & 8th Graders - August 9th - Time is still TBD
During this day, new 7th & 8th graders will get a crash course on some of the soft skills they missed in the 6th grade year of the Magnet Program and get to know each other and a few teachers!
ABOUT THE MAGNET PROGRAM
The Kealing Magnet Program, established in 1986 to offer an advanced academic option to students in Grades 7 and 8, was expanded in 2004 to include Grade 6. For over two decades, students from all over the City of Austin have chosen to attend the Kealing Magnet for academic opportunities they cannot find elsewhere. They get on buses and into cars early in the morning because they are eager for the academic challenges they find in the Kealing Magnet Program. The Kealing Magnet Program has a well-deserved reputation for excellence in academics. The program offers students a rigorous and relevant curriculum: core classes at a more advanced level than the Pre-AP honors classes at other middle schools and elective classes that extend and unify core class concepts and skills. Evidence of Kealing Magnet Program students’ high achievement is documented by the highest test results in the school district and by success in academic competitions.
The Kealing Magnet Program is a comprehensive advanced academic magnet program. Core classes in English Language Arts, Mathematics, Science and Social Studies are all advanced and all students enrolled in the program take these advanced classes. The curriculum and teachers’ instructional strategies promote independent inquiry and learning and allow students to develop their knowledge and skills significantly beyond traditional middle school expectations.
Magnet Program Statistics: 2015-16
Magnet Enrollment: 870 students in grades 6-8
Campus (Both Magnet & Academy Programs) Enrollment: 1230 total students in grades 6-8
Magnet Program Office
Magnet Administrative Assistant: Alyssa Barrera, firstname.lastname@example.org
Magnet Director: Dianne Carter, email@example.com
Due to the volume of interest, limited non-teaching staff, and the disruption to school, we are unable to schedule individual visits to Kealing.
Feel free to call (512)414-2450 if you have questions about the Kealing Magnet Program that are not answered on this website.