Innovative learning for the 21st century
Our Magnet Schools
- Elementary Magnet Window -CLOSED applications will be added to the schools waitlist.
- Valley Middle School of STEM (VMSS) Window - CLOSED applications will be added to the schools waitlist.
- The School of Environmental Studies (SES) - CLOSED applications will be added to the schools waitlist. If you are still interested in attending during the 2023-24 school year contact Michelle Oberg at 952-431-8752.
K-12 STEM Pathway
District 196 is a national leader in STEM education and incorporates a "STEM For All" philosophy. We established a Pre-K STEM Pathway at our four STEM-focused magnet schools. From an early age, students learn the importances of researching, experimenting, analyzing and critical thinking. We believe the classes offered in this pathway are more than just curriculum, but rather an innovative approach to learning in the 21st century.
Students following the STEM Pathway begin their journey at either Cedar Park Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) School or Echo Park School or Leadership, Engineering and Technology. They continue their learning at Valley Middle School of STEM, followed by an immersive and rigorous educational experience at Apple Valley High School.
Magnet Program Manager
Teaching and Learning Coordinator for STEM Programs
Selecting an Elementary School
Magnet School Enrollment Guidelines for Elementary
Transportation Guidelines for Elementary
Magnet School Enrollment Process and Transportation for Valley Middle School of STEM
Magnet School Enrollment Process and Transportation for the School of Environmental Studies