Joseph Le Conte Middle School

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Health, Engineering, Applied Sciences & Technology Magnet (HEAT) » Health, Engineering, Applied Sciences, & Technology Magnet

Health, Engineering, Applied Sciences, & Technology Magnet

 The letters in H.E.A.T. stand for Health, Engineering, Applied Sciences, and Technology. As they engage in the curriculum, our H.E.A.T. students explore the roles played by each of these areas of study. Our technologically savvy, scientifically-minded young adults investigate everything from animal testing and global warming to the merits of mandatory standardized assessments in schools. In a culminating project, students present their findings to peers and parents in the auditorium. Another highlight of this program is Math Challenge Day for which students create math games using circuits. Our H.E.A.T. students excel in our Project Lead the Way Program as well as the Lego Robotics class. They also have the opportunity to compete in Science Olympiad, from building mathematically accurate scale models of real-life structures to creating a fully functioning solar oven.

The mission of our H.E.A.T. magnet program is to provide every student an opportunity to learn in a nurturing atmosphere, incorporating individual learning styles, enabling them to compete, contribute, and flourish in society. This academically rigorous program concentrates on the development of analytical and critical thinking skills that are essential to improving comprehension in all core disciplines.


We welcome the courageous, adventurous learner, who doesn’t mind getting a little messy!