The Magnet Team from left: Trina Steele, Cindy Noble, Marquitta Mitchell, Walter Hall, Heather LaJoie

Our Equity Agenda

To leverage the power of relationships with families, school staff, and district leaders to provide guidance, influence, and advocacy for students and families to have the opportunity to maximize each student’s academic success through relevant theme-based experiences.

Core Values

Our core values are rooted in our equity agenda…

  • Diversity – We embrace the idea that diversity strengthens communities and contributes to students’ academic success.
  • Innovation – We harness the power of innovation to create solutions.
  • Excellence – We demand excellence of ourselves and the programs that we support.
  • Instruction – We support our schools in achieving high-quality instructions every day for all students.
  • Partnership – We leverage partnerships to meet families and schools where they are so that we can all flourish.


The CMS Magnet office strives for excellence, equity and access by connecting students’ interests and needs with high-quality themes and educational approaches.


All CMS magnet school students will be challenged, excited and equipped for excellence through access to innovative, integrated, theme-based learning experiences that advance equity, diversity and opportunity.