Danbury Schools have held the first of two informational forums for parents of 5th graders to learn about Magnet Schools. Deputy Superintendent Bill Glass says the new Exploration Academies at Mill Ridge is set to open in the fall in the former Mill Ridge Intermediate School building.
Glass says Danbury is leaning toward personalized learning and smaller schools. He notes that the smaller, more personalized studies will all comply with the district's curriculum.
6th, 7th and 8th graders can enroll in the STEM Academy while the new Global Studies Program will be open to 6th grade students. The slots in each of the schools will be filled through a lottery system. Glass says the district is looking at other types of Academies that could be created in the future.
Another meeting will be held on the 27th at Rogers Park Middle School.