Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Joyner Microsociety Magnet School Honored by Magnet Schools of America

Florence Griffith Joyner MicroSociety Magnet School has been named a Magnet School of Distinction by Magnet Schools of America, a non-profit organization that promotes magnet schools.

The school, where young entrepreneurs produce goods and services, elected officials establish laws, peace officers keep the peace, judges arbitrate disputes and reporters track down stories, will receive its award at the group's upcoming conference.

Founded in 2007, the school believes that children learn best by doing. More than 650 K-5 students attend the school.

"We are so pleased that the hard work of our students and teachers is being recognized,” said Principal Gilbert Gutierrez. “The students, parents and staff are deeply committed to learning and strive daily to exemplify the goals of our magnet school.”

Each year, the organization honors the best Magnet Schools in more than a dozen categories. For more information, contact Gilbert Gutierrez, principal, at ggutierrez1@sandi.net or (619) 640-4000.