magnet school

a public school with special programs and instruction that are not available elsewhere in a school district and that are specially designed to draw students from throughout a district, especially to aid in desegregation.

1965–70, Americanism Unabridged
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World English Dictionary
magnet school
a school that provides a focus on one subject area throughout its curriculum in order to attract, often from an early age, pupils who wish to specialize in this subject

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Example sentences
Early magnet school curricular programs mirrored specialty school themes such as mathematics, science, and the performing arts.
What makes each a magnet school is the specialized, theme-based program it uses to deliver that curriculum.
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