Magnet School for Digital Design and Development
Advanced Computer Science • Technology Innovation Digital Design, Video Game Design & Robotics programming• Advanced Math
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Argyle Magnet Middle School has a Mile Marker and Capstone
program at each grade level. By the time students reach grade 8, they
will be forming small businesses and learning how to run a business in a
collaborative partnership with Junior Achievement. Once they form their
own small businesses, students form a partnership with local business or
non-profit organization to develop a technology-related project. They
deliver the product to the company or non-profit organization at the end of
May. Grade 8 students develop real technology products for a real
MAGNET FOCUS: DIGITAL DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT
Introduced in 2005, the Argyle Magnet program offers a rigorous academic program, which allows all students access and opportunity to take computer science focused elective courses. The program is designed to develop advanced skills in the areas of gaming and simulation (programming), web site design, digital multimedia production, innovative technology solutions, or digital art. Many advanced technology and art courses allow those that successfully complete the course to earn high school elective credit. In addition to a unique and specialized curriculum, 21st century technology tools are integrated into all curricular areas, allowing students and staff the opportunity to enhance the educational experience and support student achievement. Students have an opportunity to use the technology skills they have learned to complete projects showing what they have learned in other classes like English, World Studies, and Science. All Argyle students take computer science and information technology focused courses. Argyle offers a uniquely specialized program of study that integrates technology across all disciplines. Our focus on mathematics and literacy skills ensures that students receive a well-rounded educational experience that promotes high levels of achievement for all. Argyle offers a unique approach to programming, utilizing gaming, simulation, robotics, and web design as a final product. Argyle students become well-versed in multi-media skills that translate into short films and digital presentations. Argyle students leave with the knowledge and skills to potentially become a Microsoft Office Specialist. Argyle grade 8 students complete a Capstone project in which they form small businesses using curriculum developed by Junior Achievement. They work with a collaborative business partner or non-profit organization to create a real technology project for the partner and deliver the project as if they own their own business.
Come to Argyle and INVENT THE FUTURE WITH US!
What is Special About Argyle Magnet Middle School?
Walk into a building where students...
- have access to ten computer labs
- mobile technology-all classrooms have access to 170 laptop computers
- share a thirst for all knowledge, especially technology
- use technology as an everyday tool for learning
- collaborate to create and present products and services
- work in teams to problem solve academic, business, and technological problems
- research and develop technological solutions to societal problems
- conceive, market, and create their own video games, websites, digital images, etc.
Is Argyle Magnet Middle School For You?
Do you like....
- using computers and digital cameras?
- working with robots?
- developing video games?
- creating digital music and digital art?
- designing and developing cell phone applications?
- designing web pages?
- creating video productions?
- learning through hands-on experiences?
- using a blog to express and publish your ideas?
- using technology as a problem solving tool?
Admission to Argyle Magnet Middle School for Digital Design and Development is based on a lottery process. Grade 5 students who live within the geographic area of the three Middle School Magnet Consortium schools (Argyle, Loiederman, and Parkland) will participate in the Choice process and will be assigned to one of the MSMC schools for Grade 6. Parents of Montgomery County students living outside of the MSMC should call the Division of Consortia Choice and Application Program Services (DCCAPS) at 240-740-2540 or visit the website: https://www.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/schools/msmagnet/
Middle School Magnet Consortium Book
For more information about the Magnet Program, please contact our Magnet Coordinator, Melvise Powell, at 301-460-2400 or by email:Melvise_E_Powell@mcpsmd.org