Parker Elementary has been named a National Magnet School of Distinction by Magnet Schools of America, the national association for magnet and theme-based schools.
“Parker has always been an outstanding school and it is a true honor to be recognized by Magnet Schools of America” said Principal Lori Frodine. “The stakeholders truly deserve this recognition, because it is through their collaboration that makes Parker such a special place.”
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. These schools are judged and scored 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.
Parker offers an award-winning music magnet program with classes ranging from pre-kindergarten through fifth grade. Parker students participate in a comprehensive music program that includes offerings in Suzuki Strings, choral music, piano, guitar, and elements of music and band.
Parker students were recently honored to perform at the Suzuki Association of the Americas conference in Minneapolis and the Texas Music Educators conference in San Antonio.
Principal Frodine will be recognized and receive a National Magnet School of Distinction Merit Award on behalf of the school during an awards ceremony held at Magnet Schools of America’s 35th National Conference April 26-30 in Los Angeles.