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School District Five high school named National Magnet School of Distinction

Chapin, SC - Spring Hill High School Career Pathways Magnet has been named a National Magnet School of Distinction by Magnet Schools of America, the national association for magnet and theme-based schools.

Spring Hill is a comprehensive all-choice, all-magnet, public high school that offers five focus programs to students from grades 9-12 including: Engineering, Entertainment, Entrepreneurial, Environmental Studies and Exercise Science academies. Through these academies, students are immersed into high tech, real-world environments which develop core knowledge, ignite imagination and make learning relevant by using themed standards-based curriculum. This approach enhances college and career readiness by guiding students to make critical connections between their educational journey and the dynamic world.

This is the third consecutive year the school has received this award that is given out annually.

“We are very excited that Spring Hill High School has been named as a National Magnet School of Distinction Merit Award winner for the third year in a row,” said Spring Hill principal Dr. Michael Lofton. “This award celebrates the accomplishments of our entire Spring Hill High School family. The hard work, dedication and commitment of our students, parents, teachers and staff is why we are being recognized on the national level. I could not be more proud of them and this recognition.”

Dr. Lofton will be recognized and receive a National Magnet School of Distinction Merit Award on behalf of the school during an awards ceremony held at Magnet Schools of America’s 37th National conference hosted by Baltimore County Public Schools in Baltimore, Maryland April 10-13, 2019.

To receive a national merit award, members of Magnet Schools of America must submit a detailed application that is scored by a panel of educators. These schools are judged and scored on their demonstrated ability to raise student academic achievement, promote racial and socioeconomic diversity, provide integrated curricula and instruction, and create strong family and community partnerships that enhance the school’s magnet theme.

“This is a great accomplishment for Spring Hill High School,” said School District Five Magnet Director Sara Wheeler. “The Magnet Schools of America’s Merit Awards program recognizes member magnet schools annually that exemplifies excellence and this distinction shows that Spring Hill High School Career Pathways Magnet has once again been recognized for their outstanding work, which means they are among the best in the nation.”

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