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March 14, 2019
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3rd Grade Elementary Magnet Academy at Johnson Elementary School3rd Grade Elementary Magnet Academy at Johnson Elementary School

A new 3rd Grade Magnet program for incoming 3rd graders will be offered at Johnson Elementary for the 2019-20 school year.

Parents and guardians of current second graders who will enter 3rd grade in the fall are invited to apply and enter a lottery, with 75 seats available. Applications will open on March 20.  See the application and lottery timeline for more information. Next year Fred Rodgers Magnet Academy will serve students in grades 4 through 8, with an additional 25 seats added for incoming 6th and 7th graders. These seats will be filled from the current wait list.

The Elementary Magnet Academy at Johnson Elementary Application for the 2019-20 academic year will be available from March 20th until April 5th. 

Elementary Magnet Academy at Johnson Elementary School

  • Starting in the Fall, 2019, 3rd Grade Magnet will be located at Johnson Elementary
  • Location: 1934 Liberty St., Aurora IL
  • School calendar: Follows East Aurora School calendar
  • Transportation: Transportation provided if student qualifies
  • School hours: 8:20 am – 2:50 pm (2018 – 2019)
  • Curriculum: STEM-centered curriculum, uses District 131 textbooks, materials and resources as a base for extensions
  • Technology: 1:1 – all students are provided a school issued laptop to take between home and school for the year
  • English Language Learners: Sheltered and part time instruction is available in grade 3. All classes are taught in English
  • High school: East Aurora High School

For more information, please contact the main office at Johnson Elementary School at 630-299-5400.

Fred Rodgers Magnet Academy

  • Starting in the Fall, 2019, 4th through 8th Grade Magnet will be held at Fred Rodgers Magnet Academy
  • Location: 157 N. Root St., Aurora IL
  • School calendar: Follows East Aurora School calendar
  • Transportation: Transportation provided if student qualifies
  • School hours: 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. (2018 – 2019)
  • Curriculum: STEM-centered curriculum, uses District 131 textbooks, materials and resources as a base for extensions
  • Technology: 1:1 – all students are provided a school issued laptop to take between home and school for the year
  • Sports: 4th & 5th grade intramurals; all 6th – 8th grade sports are available except football and wrestling. Students may attend their home school for football and wrestling.
  • Band/choir programs: Band and choir beginning in 5th grade during the school day
  • English Language Learners: Sheltered and part time instruction is available in grades 3-6 (4-6 starting Fall 2019). All classes are taught in English
  • High school: East Aurora High School

For more information, contact the main office at the Fred Rodgers Magnet Academy at 630-299-7175. 

Completed applications must be submitted electronically by April 5, 2019 at 3:00 p.m.

A new 3rd Grade Magnet program for incoming 3rd graders will be offered at Johnson Elementary for the 2019-20 school year.

Parents and guardians of current second graders who will enter 3rd grade in the fall are invited to apply and enter a lottery, with 75 seats available. Applications will open on March 20.  See the application and lottery timeline for more information. Next year Fred Rodgers Magnet Academy will serve students in grades 4 through 8, with an additional 25 seats added for incoming 6th and 7th graders. These seats will be filled from the current wait list.

The Elementary Magnet Academy at Johnson Elementary Application for the 2019-20 academic year will be available from March 20th until April 5th. 

Elementary Magnet Academy at Johnson Elementary School

  • Starting in the Fall, 2019, 3rd Grade Magnet will be located at Johnson Elementary
  • Location: 1934 Liberty St., Aurora IL
  • School calendar: Follows East Aurora School calendar
  • Transportation: Transportation provided if student qualifies
  • School hours: 8:20 am – 2:50 pm (2018 – 2019)
  • Curriculum: STEM-centered curriculum, uses District 131 textbooks, materials and resources as a base for extensions
  • Technology: 1:1 – all students are provided a school issued laptop to take between home and school for the year
  • English Language Learners: Sheltered and part time instruction is available in grade 3. All classes are taught in English
  • High school: East Aurora High School

For more information, please contact the main office at Johnson Elementary School at 630-299-5400.

Fred Rodgers Magnet Academy

  • Starting in the Fall, 2019, 4th through 8th Grade Magnet will be held at Fred Rodgers Magnet Academy
  • Location: 157 N. Root St., Aurora IL
  • School calendar: Follows East Aurora School calendar
  • Transportation: Transportation provided if student qualifies
  • School hours: 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. (2018 – 2019)
  • Curriculum: STEM-centered curriculum, uses District 131 textbooks, materials and resources as a base for extensions
  • Technology: 1:1 – all students are provided a school issued laptop to take between home and school for the year
  • Sports: 4th & 5th grade intramurals; all 6th – 8th grade sports are available except football and wrestling. Students may attend their home school for football and wrestling.
  • Band/choir programs: Band and choir beginning in 5th grade during the school day
  • English Language Learners: Sheltered and part time instruction is available in grades 3-6 (4-6 starting Fall 2019). All classes are taught in English
  • High school: East Aurora High School

For more information, contact the main office at the Fred Rodgers Magnet Academy at 630-299-7175. 

Completed applications must be submitted electronically by April 5, 2019 at 3:00 p.m.