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Robert Lee


Principal's Message

      Welcome to Sun Valley Magnet School. We are a full school magnet with three separate magnet centers. We agree with President Obama when he says,


“Reaffirming and strengthening America’s role as the world’s engine of scientific discovery and technological innovation is essential to meeting the challenges of this century. That’s why I am committed to making the improvement of STEM [Science Technology Engineering Mathematics] education over the next decade a national priority.”


      Our overarching focus for the three academies is STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics). Because of this focus students will get extra courses in Science and Math as a foundation to their eventual learning in more specialized classes. Students will also take electives classes that will embed green architecture and design, environmental studies, computer literacy, engineering biomedical sciences and other themes. The A in STEAM is also key because it is through the Arts that we awaken the creative mind. It is through the creative process that new discoveries are made in scientific, technical, architectural and engineering designs. This is why the Arts is one of the pillars of all of our magnets.


      We also have a small 9-12 grade high school as part of our Biomedical Sciences, Engineering and Leadership Academy.  The students will have all of the support that they need to ensure that they are successful every step of the way. The key to our high school is personalization, mentoring, strong academics, and tons of support systems to ensure that they all graduate on time and are accepted into the college or trade school of their choice. Students in this Magnet select a career pathway in Engineering or Biomedical Science and take four years of classes in their specialization.


      Key to our success is our belief that school should be a place where students develop a passion for learning and a curiosity to always seek to learn more. While we want all students to be highly literate in Math and English, school should be more than just about Reading, Writing, and Math. School should inspire students develop a high level of creativity and innovation, sparked by their passion and curiosity. Most important to us, beyond the academics and specializations, is a desire to help students truly realize that they can accomplish anything that they desire so long as they Want it, Believe it, and Work hard for it! Success comes from hard work, faith in oneself, and continuous striving towards self-betterment.


“The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.” ~ Steve Jobs