A public school offering special instruction and programs not available elsewhere, designed to attract a more diverse student body from throughout a school district.
- She went to a top high school, a magnet school, in her area (she lived in poor rural western Virginia), went to an Ivy League university, did a master's program, and is now in law school in New York.
- I was teaching in a magnet school where middle school students could take three electives a quarter.
- Designated as a magnet school for voluntary desegregation, it attracts students from throughout the Chicago School District.
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