Magnet Schools of America, the National Association for Magnet and Theme-Based Schools, named The Academy of Information and Technology in Stamford a 2013 Magnet School of Distinction. AITE is an inter-district, public, magnet school for Western Fairfield County students.
“AITE is honored to be recognized with this prestigious award,” said Principal Paul Gross. “AITE stands out among other magnets for our range of college and career interest areas, including IT, Bio-Medical Sciences, Architecture and Pre-Engineering, and the six world languages that we offer, as well as our community collaboration, which results in internships, mentoring and career-based field trips for our students.”
Schools must submit a detailed application that is scored by a panel of educators in order to receive a merit award. The top award given is the Magnet Schools of Excellence award, followed by the Magnet Schools of Distinction award.
“Schools that win our Merit Awards represent the best in education, innovation, equity and opportunity for all students in our nation,” said Magnet Schools of America Executive Director, Scott Thomas.
AITE Assistant Principal, Tina Rivera, will accept the school’s merit award plaque during an awards ceremony at the 31st National Conference on Magnet Schools. The ceremony will take place in Tusla, Oklahoma May 5 to May 8.
For more information on Magnet Schools of America, visit www.magnet.edu