Magnet Information


Welcome to the 2020-2021 school year!  We are thrilled to open our doors to you this fall as McKinley STEAM Academy (MSA) where students are valued as capable learners and honored for their gifts!  


McKinley 2021 Magnet Spring Flyer


CRCSD Magnet School Lottery Information




What is a Magnet School?  Magnet schools are theme-based. Our theme Picture1is STEAM...Science, Technology,Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics!  Magnet schools also allow for family choice, and, while MSA remains a neighborhood school, we will open seats each spring for students who live outside the MSA attendance area. Magnet schools are also founded on five pillars, as seen on the right…


What can I expect this fall? As you enter MSA, you will want to check out our new student-designed outdoor learning lab and garden space, vibrant student artwork in the hallways, young prairie plantings near the front entrance to our school, innovative STEAMLab space, newly-designed IMC that invokes a “coffee shop” feel, bold new cafeteria flooring and stairwells, and even more innovative tools and gadgets for the MakerSpace.  We will also offer expanded experiences for students to engage in learning through STEAM both inside and outside of the classroom through community partnerships, positively impacting our learners so each can be future-ready. 


We welcome you and your family to McKinley STEAM Academy and look forward to the exciting year ahead.  


Michele Wilson, Magnet School Coordinator