Image: Rendering of the front entrance of the Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM) Magnet School at Annie Fisher

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Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM) Magnet School at Annie Fisher (K - Grade 8)

280 Plainfield Street
Hartford, CT 06112
860-695-3511

Primary Contact: Rachel Manzer
E-mail: manzr001@hartfordschools.org
URL: http://www.hartfordschools.org/index.php/our-schools
School Hours: 8:15 a.m.–3:25 p.m.
Before Care: 7–8:15 a.m.
After Care: 3:25–6 p.m.
2014-15 Lottery Grades: K–Grade 8
School Uniform: Yes

PROGRAM OVERVIEW:
The STEM Magnet School at Annie Fisher offers an advanced academic program focused on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM). Students participate in an academically challenging curriculum with rigorous science and math instruction. Teacher use an innovative, hands-on inquiry approach for instruction in all content areas. Students observe and ask questions, create and conduct their own investigations, analyze data to draw conclusions and communicate their findings to others. This process cultivates an intrinsic motivation for learning.

Students at STEM receive not only a state-of-the-art education, but they are also immersed in a nurturing, collaborative environment built on a partnership between home, school and community. Upon completion of the STEM at Annie Fisher curriculum, students are offered a preference into the
University High School of Science and Engineering.

Based on the 2012–13 enrollment data, the school meets the state integration standard.

PROGRAM OFFERINGS:
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Full-day 11-month Kindergarten
- Invention Convention for Grades 3 and 4
- Project Lead the Way's Gateway to Technology program offered to Grades 6–8
- Technology training in a variety of relevant programs
- Science fair participation, K-Grade 2 and 5-8

SPECIAL FEATURES:
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A new state-of-the-art facility that has been specifically designed to support STEM education
- ConnCan recognition for exemplary school improvement
- Partnership with the Connecticut Science Center

LOTTERY PLACEMENT PROCEDURES:
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Neighborhood (Hartford residents)
- School Pathways
- Sibling
- Staff
- Zone 1 (Hartford residents)