Lothrop Magnet Center is located at 3300 North 22nd Street. Approximately 400 students in grades pre-kindergarten through fourth grade attend this Science and Technology magnet. These magnet themes are woven throughout the regular curriculum offerings. Lothrop offers all students unique, high quality experiences that promote literacy, mathematical competency, and the skills necessary to function in the 21st century. At summer science and technology camp, students develop inquiry-based projects, create computer-based presentations, and learn to create graphics. Parent and community involvement are very strong components of this magnet's success. Workshops on parenting skills, nutrition, and computer skills, as well as open forums to address parental concerns, are offered. Volunteers from community organizations also provide weekly tutoring services. The staff, parents, and community are committed to providing Lothrop students an educational program that will prepare the students for the future.
Lothrop’s Mission Statement
Lothrop Science and Technology Magnet Center provides an unique, engaging, and inquiry-based curriculum and instruction that increases achievement and meets the needs of a diverse student population.
In support of the mission statement, the Lothrop staff believes:
*All students are special, unique and capable of learning commensurate with their ability.
*Curriculum is implanted and assessed to ensure that the needs of all students are met and that the content is challenging.
*Teachers continue their education, modeling the necessity of life-long learning.
*The school environment is safe, secure, and inviting for everyone. Students demonstrate respect for others and responsibility for their learning.
*The Science, Spanish, and Technology magnet emphasis enriches all content areas.
Lothrop Science & Technology Center offers students learning opportunities they would not get anywhere else. Students are involved in constant science investigations and the discovery of new knowledge. Magnet Specialists teach unique, innovative lessons built from Extra Value Standard discovery. Students take part in science exploration, technology, robotics, and Spanish language and culture. Lothrop Magnet staff and students have strong relationships with families and partnerships with many community businesses and share at quarterly Magnet Family Nights.