Columbus Tustin Middle School GATE and STEAM Magnet Program
Columbus Tustin Middle School is holding a Parent Information Night on Tuesday, Dec. 11 at 6 p.m. for its Gifted and Talented Education (GATE) and Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math (STEAM) Magnet Program. The comprehensive program emphasizes science, mathematics and technology for sixth- through eighth-grade students. Applications are now being accepted for the 2019-20 school year.
The Columbus Tustin GATE and STEAM Magnet Program is entering its 19th year. The program emphasizes the interrelationships among math, science, language arts and social science; problem-solving techniques and investigative skills; hands-on experience with current technological applications; and both independent and team research projects.
The parent information meeting will be held in the multipurpose room at the school, 17952 Beneta Way, Tustin. Parents will receive an overview of the program and meet magnet teachers. A make-up meeting will be held at 8:15 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 19.
Magnet students use laptop computers, iPads, modern laboratory facilities and other technological learning tools, and participate in various extracurricular activities, field trips and academic contests.
Enrollment is limited and admission is selective based on application responses, grades, test scores and teacher recommendations. Applications are available at schools and online at the TUSD Websites: www.tustin.k12.ca.us (go to Columbus Tustin School and click on Magnet Program) and www.DestinationTUSD.org. The application deadline is Friday, Jan. 11.
For more information, call the school at (714) 730-7352.