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MCPSS Magnet School of Mathematics and Science
An Elementary School of Choice for Grades K-5
Moving to 2815 Government Boulevard, Mobile, AL 36606 in the summer of 2014; the current Eichold-Mertz facility

 A School of Choice

The Mobile County Public "Schools of Choice" offer students the choice of participating in specialized programs on all grade-levels K-12. This program is designed to provide unique program offerings that will attract students to them voluntarily and that meet a variety of individual needs.  

Program Design

The programs at MCPSS Magnet School of Mathematics and Science are designed to provide students in grades K-5 with a highly structured, accelerated, academic program that emphasizes concepts and skills fundamental to success in mathematics and science. Computer labs (research/writing, reading, and mathematics), manipulative labs (science and mathematics), and outdoor science  are scheduled components of the curriculum.

Staff Qualifications

The faculty and staff at MCPSS Magnet School of Mathematics and Science were carefully chosen through an application/ interview process, which sought to match training and interest with proven classroom performance. The teachers have received specialized training in Talents Unlimited, AMSTI, which are techniques designed to motivate student interest.

Special Education Services

Special Education classes are offered in Speech, Gifted and Talented, Learning Disabilities (Reading and Language Arts).  Reasonable accommodations may be made as determined by the IEP/PEP committee, but curriculum modifications in math, science or technology classes can not be made due to the accelerated nature of the magnet school's program.

Extended Day Program

In addition to the specialized curriculum, an extended day program is offered at MCPSS Magnet School of Mathematics and Science for students in grades K-5 for a nominal fee. The program provides staff supervision and a variety of activities from 6:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.   

Transportation

Transportation is not provided to MCPSS Magnet School of Mathematics and Science.  Parents must provide transportation for MCPSS Magnet School of Mathematics and Science students.

Requirements for Conduct and Dress

Appropriate behavior is mandatory for MCPSS Magnet School of Mathematics and Science students, and uniform dress is required. Each student and his parents must sign a commitment to abide by the school's philosophy, dress code, and code of conduct.  Students must attend regularly and be on time for school each day.

Selection Process

Students must complete an application process prior to admission to MCPSS Magnet School of Mathematics and Science. Placement will be based on random selection by computer. Applications are available at http://www.mcpss.com. The formal application period for magnet schools is the months of January and February.

The Magnet Student

The program at MCPSS Magnet School of Mathematics and Science is designed for students who are interested in pursuing a curriculum that emphasizes mathematics, science and technology.

This program best meets the needs of students who

  • achieve at or above grade level
  • achieve a minimum of 70% in all classes
  • desire a rigorous academic program with a mathematics and science focus  
  • are well disciplined
  • attend school regularly
  • have good work habits
  • complete homework assignments regularly
  • respect authority, themselves, and others, and
  • have parents that support the philosophy, dress code and code of conduct of Chickasaw School of Math and Science

 

Contact Information

For additional information call
Mrs. Michelle DuBose-Adams, Principal

MCPSS Magnet School of Mathematics and Science
80 Grant Street (for 3013-14) and moving to 2815 Government Boulevard, Mobile, AL 36606 in the summer of 2014; the current Eichold-Mertz facility.
Chickasaw, AL  36611
(251) 221-1105

  

                        COUNCIL TRADITIONAL SCHOOL 
    A Public Elementary School of Choice for Grades K-5        

       An Early Years International Baccalaureate School              

A School of Choice

The Mobile County Public "Schools of Choice" allow students the choice of participating in specialized programs on all grade-levels K-12. This program is designed to provide students with unique learning experiences and meet a variety of individual needs.

Program Design

Council Traditional School offers children in grades K-5 accelerated academic instruction within a highly structured setting. Students will be expected to achieve at or above grade level. All students must pass every subject with a minimum of 70% (C) or better for the year at Council Traditional School and should expect homework as part of their daily program requirements. Special emphasis is placed on the development of communication skills and higher order thinking skills through the use of the Talents Unlimited model, global studies, Spanish, Pre-IB Program and enrichment activities. Council Traditional School offers a program that both the parent and the child have selected. Both sign a commitment to the school's philosophy, dress code, and code of conduct. Parents cooperate with teachers and principals to help students follow the Council philosophy.

Staff Qualifications

Council's teaching staff has been carefully selected from applicants whose unique skills are suited to the school's philosophy. Students will be expected to achieve above grade level and must maintain a C (70%) in all classes for promotion.

Special Education Services

No special education classes are offered at Council Traditional School due to the accelerated nature of its program.

Extended Day Program

An extended day program also is offered at Council. A variety of activities is provided both before and after school with students supervised from 6:30 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. Educational activities, including instruction in technology, are provided both before and after school. Activities are directed and supervised by a qualified, professional staff for a nominal fee.

Transportation

Transportation is not provided to Council Traditional students. Parents must provide transportation for Council students to and from school.

Requirements for Conduct and Dress

Appropriate behavior is mandatory for Council Traditional students. Each student is required to follow the code of conduct that calls for consistent behavior suited to the classroom, playground, and extended day activities.

Uniform dress is required at Council Traditional School.

Selection Process

Students must complete an application process prior to admission to Council Traditional School. Placement will be based on random selection by computer. Applications are available at www.mcpss.com. The formal application period for all magnet schools is the month of February.

Prospective students and parents are urged to call or visit Council for further information and assistance with the application process.

The Magnet Student

Students, who are most suited for Council's program, are those that 

  • achieve at or above grade level
  • achieve a minimum of 70% in all classes
  • desire a rigorous academic program with a mathematics and science focus  
  • are well disciplined
  • attend school regularly
  • have good work habits
  • complete homework assignments regularly
  • respect authority, themselves, and others, and
  • have parents that support Council's philosophy, dress code, and code of conduct.     

 

Contact Information

For additional information contact
Mrs. Hattie Alexander, Principal
Council Traditional School
751 Wilkinson Street
Mobile, Alabama 36603
(251) 221-1137     

 

 

OLD SHELL ROAD SCHOOL OF CREATIVE AND PERFORMING ARTS
A Public Elementary School of Choice for Grades K-5

 

A School of Choice

The Mobile County Public "Schools of Choice" allow students the choice of participating in specialized programs on all grade-levels K-12. This program is designed to provide unique program offerings that will attract students voluntarily and meet a variety of individual needs.

The Program at Old Shell Road Magnet

Old Shell Road School of Creative and Performing Arts provides a unique opportunity to students in grades K-5 to work toward their scholastic and creative potential. Students will be expected to achieve at or above grade level. All students must pass every subject with a minimum of 70% (C) or better for the year at Old Shell Road School of Creative and Performing Arts and should expect homework as part of their daily program requirements. The program at Old Shell Road makes arts education a priority equal to other areas within the Mobile County Public School System curriculum. This program includes strong basic academic curriculum and classes in the creative and performing arts. Emphasis is placed on the development of communication skills through the languages of music, visual arts, dance movement, and drama. Activities for a physical and social development are also included. Students are guided to discover and develop their creative abilities through studies that integrate critical thinking skills with an exploration of literature, written composition and oral communication.

Old Shell Road School of Creative and Performing Arts offers a traditional elementary school academic curriculum including language arts, reading, mathematics, science and social studies. Movement classes offer a combination of physical exercise, gymnastics/tumbling, and coordination activities. Students also participate in art, music, dance, and drama classes each week.

Old Shell Road School of Creative and Performing Arts provides experiences to help create a strong foundation in academics and in the arts. Students are provided opportunities for developing positive self-concepts and self-confidence as they regularly perform for students, parents, and community groups. Field trips are planned for students to attend performances and to perform for community organizations.

 

Staff Qualifications

The faculty and staff at Old Shell Road School of Creative and Performing Arts were carefully chosen through an application/interview process, which sought to match training and interest with proven classroom performance. The teachers have received specialized training in Talents Unlimited and hands-on science and mathematics instruction, which are techniques designed to motivate student interest.

Special Education Services

Due to the accelerated nature of Old Shell's program, reasonable accommodations for students with special needs may be offered at all grade levels but not a modified curriculum. Programs include Gifted and Talented, Learning Disabilities and Speech Therapy. However all students must achieve a C (70%) on grade level or its equivalent in all classes to achieve promotion at Old Shell Road Magnet School.

Extended Day

After school programs are available through an agency other than the school or system. Information about the current program and costs may be obtained from the City of Mobile Community Activities Program. A nominal fee is charged for this service.

Transportation

Transportation is not provided to Old Shell Road School of Creative and Performing Arts students. Parents must provide transportation for Old Shell Magnet students.

The Selection Process

Students must complete an application process prior to admission to Old Shell Road School of Creative and Performing Arts. Placement will be based on random selection by computer. Applications are available on-line at www.mcpss.com. The formal application period for all magnet schools is the month of February. Prospective students and parents are urged to call or visit Old Shell Road School for the Creative and the Performing Arts for further information and assistance with the application process.

Requirements for Conduct and Dress

Students are required to follow a code of conduct and dress that is suitable to the classroom and program-related activities at Old Shell Road School for the Creative and the Performing Arts. Uniforms are required.

The Magnet Student

Students, who are interested in developing an appreciation of and/or talent in the creative and performing arts will thrive at Old Shell Road School. Children who are most suited to this program are those who

  • achieve at or above grade level
  • achieve a minimum of 70% in all classes
  • desire a rigorous academic program with a mathematics and science focus  
  • are well disciplined
  • attend school regularly
  • have good work habits
  • complete homework assignments regularly
  • respect authority, themselves, and others, and
  • have parents who support Old Shell Road's philosophy, dress code, and code of conduct

 

Contact Information

For additional information call
Mrs. Karen P. Hilsee, Principal
Old Shell Road School of Creative and Performing Arts

3160 Heather Street
Mobile, AL  36607
(251) 221-1557