Welcome Future Griffins
Starting your journey to NEM!
Confused on what event is next?
When is the application available?
When is it due? and to where?
When can I see the school?
When will I know if I have been selected?
So many questions???
The Road to Northeast Magnet will outline all the dates for incoming freshmen.
| Application Info?
Applications are available at NEM, the Magnet School Office (973-4464), or ONLINE. Please go to the Magnet Programs website if you have any questions. NEM has waiting lists. You must submit your application before the February deadline.
So what is Northeast Magnet?
NEM is a Visual Arts, Science and Law/Public Service magnet high school in Wichita, KS. It provides a program for students who want to focus their studies in art, science or law.
Is Northeast right for me?
Students who want an academically challenging curriculum come to NEM. Students interested in the magnet areas and are planning to attend college do well at NEM.
Which magnet area is for me?
All NEM students are enrolled in a magnet area. The choice is made at enrollment.
ART students are interested in a career or further education in visual media: Sculpture and Pottery; Drawing and Painting; Digital & Video Imaging; and Computer Graphics.
SCIENCE students are interested in continuing their education in four-year college programs in science-related fields: medicine, engineering, and aviation. Students pursue science knowing the opportunities available in the future.
LAW/PUBLIC SERVICE students are interested in further study in law-related fields: criminal & civil law, law enforcement, public/social service & Fire Science.
What classes will I take in the magnet I select?
See the flowcharts on the link below to see the sequence of classes for each magnet area. This page also has our program of studies which has short descriptions of each class NEM offeres.
Magnet Class Flowcharts and Course Information Page
Dress Code: A dress code is enforced, but uniforms are not part of it. (please see the student handbook)
Leaving Campus: Freshman and sophomore students cannot leave campus during the day, which includes lunch. Juniors and seniors may leave for lunch, mentorship, or to take off campus classes.
Math Placement Concerns?
Most freshmen start with Algebra I; however, advanced placement options are available. NEM does not offer any math courses less than Algebra I. Students wishing to enter Algebra I without a course titled Pre-Algebra may do so if they know the times table thoroughly (one through 12), know the elements of working with variables (X-6=17; solve for X), are willing to concentrate and work with the teacher as the course progresses.
How are we different from other high schools?
Focused study: Each magnet area has an extremely focused courses that allows students to truly explore the material.
Projects: Each student completes a specific magnet area project each year, requiring research, writing, data-collection, use of technology, and presentation skills.
Longer periods, fewer classes : Five, 75-minute periods are repeated each day. Most core classes are year long with elective classes a semester. NO confusing AB block scheduling, like at comprehensive high schools!
Progress Reports : All students recieve their current grades for their classes weekly.
The Teaching Staff?NEM has a very caring, highly qualified, strong magnet and academic core teaching staff. NEM also provides consulting services with a resource special education teacher,as well as a gift facilitator. Contact your middle school Child Study Team for information.
What clubs & organizations are available?
* Spanish Club
* Thespian Society
* School Musicals
* Marine JROTC
* Arts and Crafts Club
* Asian Club
* Student Council
* National Honor Society
* National Art Honor Society
* Chess Team
* Science Olympiad
* Scholars' Bowl
* and others.
Additionally, there are dances, prom, magnet activities and much more
What about band or orchestra?
NEM offers one block of orchestra in the fall and one block of band in the spring. Students are encouraged to participate and build our newly formed instrumental music program.
Within each magnet area, students have an array of elective options. Students may take electives across magnet areas if space is available. Additional options include vocal music, drama, Spanish, Computer Technology & Marine JROTC.
Are sports an option?
Yes, but not at Northeast!
Students may play interscholastic sports at their base schools (the high school they would have attended). A bus after school takes students to their base school for practice. They are responsible for transportation after practice.
Over 80 students return to their base school to participate in sports.
Choices Fair 2014January 30, 2014
Century II - Exhibition Hall
5:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Informational MeetingFebuary 4, 2014
Time: 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
Magnet Application Deadline
February 14, 2014
Return to the Magnet office,
not Northeast Magnet.
Acceptance and Non-Acceptance letters
April 14, 2014
All accepted students MUST attend.