NNPS Magnet and Specialty Programs
Newport News Public Schools offers elementary, middle and high school students the chance to focus in such areas as environmental science, communication and performing arts, aviation, global studies, and math, science, technology and engineering through a variety of magnet and specialty program options. Our programs:
- Offer a specialized focus in the curriculum or distinctive type of environment or instruction
- Serve children from across the city and every child is eligible to apply
- Are designed to maintain racial balance of student body
How do I decide where to apply?
First look at your child's interests and needs, and talk to the child's teachers. Then, visit all schools you are considering, including your zoned comprehensive school. All schools-comprehensive, magnet programs and specialty academies programs-are built around the same core curriculum in all disciplines and meet all state Standards of Learning. Transportation is provided for all programs.
To find out the comprehensive school to which your child is assigned, call 591-4500 or use our Zone Finder.