Tildenville named Magnet School of Distinction

Students in the dual-language program can continue their studies at Lakeview Middle.

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Tildenville Elementary School has been named a National Magnet School of Distinction by Magnet Schools of America, the national association for magnet and theme-based schools.

The goal of Tildenville’s Two-Way Dual Language Magnet is to provide students with an intense language acquisition program. Students in kindergarten through fifth grade participate in a rigorous academic program that includes instruction in both English and Spanish where students practice learning to read, write and speak in both languages.

At the end of fifth grade, the magnet students can advance onto the secondary feeder Two-Way Dual Language Magnet program at Lakeview Middle School. At Lakeview, they can take both their high school foreign language requirement courses and the Advanced Placement Spanish exam.

This is the fourth time since 2016 Tildenville has received the honor.

Principal Agathe Alvarez will be recognized and receive a National Magnet School of Distinction Award on behalf of the school during an awards ceremony held at Magnet Schools of America’s 39th National Conference hosted by Clark County School District in Clark County, Nevada, April 18-22.

To receive a national merit award, members of Magnet Schools of America must submit a detailed application that is scored by a panel of educators who judge the schools on their demonstrated ability to raise student academic achievement, promote racial and socioeconomic diversity, provide integrated curricula and instruction, and create strong family and community partnerships that enhance the school’s magnet theme.



Amy Quesinberry

Community Editor Amy Quesinberry was born at the old West Orange Memorial Hospital and raised in Winter Garden. Aside from earning her journalism degree from the University of Georgia, she hasn’t strayed too far from her hometown and her three-mile bubble. She grew up reading The Winter Garden Times and knew in the eighth grade she wanted to write for her community newspaper. She has been part of the writing and editing team since 1990.

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