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Title: Pre-Engineering Magnet Program


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Pre-Engineering Magnet Program
We Attract the BEST!
  • Westside High School

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Pre-Engineering Magnet Program
  • Westside High School
  • Bibb County
  • Macon, GA

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What is the Pre-Engineering Magnet Program?
  • Although the term engineering is in the title
    of our magnet program, our magnet students are
    not limited to the field of engineering.

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What is the Pre-Engineering Magnet Program?
  • Students interested in math, science, medicine,
    or the military as fields of study and as a
    possible career will benefit from participation
    in the many challenges offered through our magnet
    program.

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What is the Pre-Engineering Magnet Program?
  • Our magnet students have pursued college majors
    such as civil and mechanical engineering,
    chemistry, automotive design, acoustics, textile
    engineering, computer applications and medicine.

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How does the program benefit a student?
  • The magnet program has a core curriculum that
    focuses on math and science classes, many offered
    at the advanced, gifted, or AP level.
  • Unique to the magnet program, students are
    required to take Science Research I in 9th
    grade, Science Research II in 10th grade, and
    Computer Programming their junior year.

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How does the program benefit a student?
  • Our experience has been that these academic
    classes at the higher level often offer the
    additional benefit of smaller class sizes and
    more opportunity for teacher-student interaction
    and instruction.
  • Additional independent study and specialized
    classes are available for students with an
    interest in classes not ordinarily offered at the
    high school level.

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How does the program benefit a student?
  • Our magnet students have more to offer on their
    college applications, more opportunities for
    college grants and scholarships, and are well
    prepared for the rigors of college classes - able
    to make a smoother transition from the high
    school to the college environment.

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Pre-Engineering Magnet Potential?
  • Naturally curious wants to know why
  • Problem solver wants to know how
  • Creative thinker wants to find a better way
  • Interested in Science, Math, Computers
  • Tinkers or Putters Around
  • Works to completion of task and beyond
  • Likes to explain things.

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Characteristics of an Engineering Aptitude
  • Cognitive Processes
  • Reasoning
  • Problem-solving
  • Creativity
  • Decision-making

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Characteristics of an Engineering Aptitude
  • Learning Domains
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Computers

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Characteristics of an Engineering Aptitude
  • Life Skills
  • Social (cooperative) Learning
  • Management/Organization
  • Effective Listening
  • Self-directed

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Our magnet program students have a tradition of
accomplishments and honors.
  • As part of our magnet curriculum, students taking
    our sophomore Science Research II class
    routinely participate in Science Fair competition
    up to the State level, and we have had no less
    than 3 students advance to the prestigious and
    highly selective Intel International Science and
    Engineering Fair.

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Our magnet program students have a tradition of
accomplishments and honors.
  • We have established a tradition of students
    selected for the top 50 research projects in the
    state by the Georgia Junior Science and
    Humanities Symposium sponsored by the United
    States Armed Forces and hosted by the University
    of Georgia.

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Our magnet program students have a tradition of
accomplishments and honors.
  • A recent graduate from Westsides magnet program
    is currently attending the United States Military
    Academy at West Point under full scholarship.
  • A magnet program student who recently graduated
    from college is now working for Shell Oil as a
    chemical engineer.

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Independent Research
  • Through our program of guided scientific
    research, magnet students have designed and
    developed automatic fertilization equipment,
    portable electric guitars, ecological pest
    control, blood protein analysis, acoustic
    dampening, and many, many more prize-winning
    projects.

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Competitive Design
  • Magnet students enjoy our annual tradition of
    Boat Races at Lake Seminole!
  • Science Research and AP Physics classes compete
    to see who can design and build the fastest
    human-powered boat using 100 recycled materials.

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Competitive Design
  • Spaghetti Bridge
  • Science Research I

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Competitive Design
  • Trebuchet
  • AP Physics

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Curriculum
Freshman Year Freshman Year
Magnet Class Science Research I
Science Biology G
Math Accelerated Math (A/B sched)
Language Arts 9th Literature G (A/B sched)
Social Studies Government AP
Elective Computer Applications
Elective PE/Health
NOTE One elective can be deferred to Sophomore year to accommodate Band, ROTC, or other area of significant interest. NOTE One elective can be deferred to Sophomore year to accommodate Band, ROTC, or other area of significant interest.
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Curriculum
Sophomore Year Sophomore Year
Magnet Class Science Research II
Science Chemistry G
Math Accelerated Math II
Social Studies World History AP
Language Arts 10th Literature H or G
Elective
Elective
Elective
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Curriculum
Junior Year Junior Year
Magnet Class Computer Programming
Science Bio/Chem/EnvSci AP
Math Accelerated Math III
Social Studies US History H or AP
Language Arts 11th Literature H or AP
Elective
Elective
Elective
NOTE One elective slot may be taken depending on choice of AP classes (full year AP course) NOTE One elective slot may be taken depending on choice of AP classes (full year AP course)
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Curriculum
Senior Year Senior Year
Magnet Class Computer Programming II or Odyssey Class of the Mind
Science Physics H or AP
Math Calculus/Statistics AP
Social Studies Economics
Language Arts 12th Literature H or AP
Elective
Elective
Elective
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Selection Process
  • Application
  • Online Form
  • Downloadable Form
  • We have forms here for you
  • Review of Student Transcript
  • Grades
  • Accelerated or Gifted Classes
  • Discipline
  • Letter of Acceptance
  • Unconditional Acceptance
  • Provisional Acceptance
  • Alternate for Acceptance

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Selection Process
  • Application
  • Online Form
  • Downloadable Form
  • We have forms here for you

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Online Forms
  1. Go to the Westside Home Page
  2. Click on the Magnet Link

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Online Forms
  1. On the Magnet Welcome page..
  2. Click on the Inquiry and Application Form link

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Online Forms
  • Fill out an application Online
  • or
  • Download a form to fill out by hand

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Online Forms
  • The online form is easy to fill out, and will be
    emailed to Westside when finished.

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Selection Process
  • Review of Student Transcript
  • Grades
  • Accelerated or Gifted Classes
  • Discipline

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Selection Criteria
  • Grade Evaluation Pre-Engineering Magnet
  • (Scores less than indicated will require support
    from Standardized Scores and/or references for
    consideration)
  • Grade Point Average 7th Grade (85) _____
  • Grade Point Average Year-To-Date 8th Grade
    (85) _____
  • Science Grade 7th Grade (85) _____
  • Enrolled in accelerated science 8th Grade YES
    NO
  • Science Grade Year-To-Date 8th Grade (85)
    _____
  • Math Grade 7th Grade (85) _____
  • Enrolled in accelerated math 8th Grade YES
    NO
  • Algebra or Math Grade Year-To-Date 8th Grade
    (85) _____

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Selection Process
  • Letter of Acceptance
  • Unconditional Acceptance
  • Provisional Acceptance
  • Alternate for Acceptance

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Pre-Engineering Magnet Program
  • Westside High School

We Attract the BEST!
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