What is the difference between a charter school and a magnet school?
A magnet school still adheres to the school district curriculum. We use the same textbooks and programs as the school district. Barnette Magnet School is exceptional because students in grades 1-8 choose elective classes each quarter, called Explorations that meet Monday through Thursday. We have an unique Friday In Fairbanks adjusted afternoon schedule which allows for various school and community based activities. Other differences exist between Charter schools and Magnet schools such as class size, enrollment and admission policies, and philosophies of teaching.