The STEAM team offers magnet school to ETUSD—Trustees invite students to return to district

  • (l-r) Kat Fair,Carey Carpenter and Shannon Norris, part of a leadership group to research an arts and science magnet charter high school for ETUSD. [photo by Patric Hedlund]

    (l-r) Kat Fair,Carey Carpenter and Shannon Norris, part of a leadership group to research an arts and science magnet charter high school for ETUSD. [photo by Patric Hedlund]

By Patric Hedlund

The setting sun laid thick, golden slabs of light across the mountains that surround Frazier Mountain High School (FMHS) Thursday, Aug. 8. Three creative educators laughed while their picture was taken, saying that the lovely sunset would be a good omen for the success of their mission before the El Tejon Unified School District Board of Trustees that night.

Kat Fair (who helped bring the Mountain Shakespeare Festival here for five seasons and ran the energetic high school drama department), Carey Carpenter (principal for the successful Pine Mountain Learning Center) and English teacher Shannon Norris were there to tell trustees about an exciting magnet school to help bring students back to the district. Their proposed Mountain View Charter, projected for a 2014 opening, is based on the Science, Technology, Engineering and Math model (known as STEM), with the addition of the Arts, “to give STEM some…

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This is part of the August 16, 2013 online edition of The Mountain Enterprise.

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