Tour 2

Walter Bracken STEAM Academy

Level: Elementary School

Grades: K-5

Year Magnet Program Established: 2001

Magnet Type: Whole School

School Type: Title 1, Urban

Magnet School Enrollment: 496

Total School Enrollment: 536

Programs Offered: Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts, and Mathematics Curriculum: Mystery Science, Engineering Design Process, Reading Series Program, Rocket Math, Exploration Classes

Unique School Features: 1 to 1 iPads, Gardens, Science Labs including Hydroponics, Maker Space, Lego Lab, Junior Chef Program, Piggy Bank, and Tortoise Habitats Awards/Distinctions: National MSA Demonstration School, National Magnet School of Excellence, 2017 MSA Top Magnet Elementary School, National Distinguished ESEA School, National Blue Ribbon School, and Governor Designated STEM School

School Website: http://brackensteamacademy.weebly.com

Gilbert Academy of Creative Arts

Level: Elementary School

Grades: K-5

Year Magnet Program Established: 1994

Magnet Type: Whole School

School Type: Title I, Urban

Magnet School Enrollment: 450

Total School Enrollment: 450

Programs offered: Creative Arts

Curriculum: Integrates art, drama, movement, music, and broadcast communication into the content standards

Unique School Features: Live News Broadcast, TV studio, Weekly Drama Instruction, Technical Theater, Dance Studio, West African Dance, and Chromatics

Awards/Distinctions: Magnet School of Excellence, Magnet School of Distinction, Dr. Ronald Simpson Award

School Website: www.gilbertacademy.org