Magnet Program Information

Johnnie R. Carr Middle School Academic Magnet

Goal:  The Johnnie R. Carr Middle Magnet School Program is designed to foster a respectful, safe, caring and nurturing environment where students are provided a framework of academic challenge that allows them to make connections between the classroom and the real world.

Curriculum: The magnet program promotes high academic standards in accelerated classes with technology integration. Carr challenges and inspires students to understand and embrace the connections between traditional subjects and the real world. Students are equipped to become critical and reflective thinkers through the promotion of Intercultural awareness, communication, and holistic learning.

Grades Served: Sixth through eighth grade

Distinctive Program Features

  • Honors Courses
  • A rigorous and challenging academic environment
  • Access to computer technology
  • State-of-the-art science labs
  • Extracurricular activities to include athletics and clubs
  • Hands on/ Project Based Learning
  • Research- based instruction
  • Emphasis on higher- order thinking skills, problem solving, and writing
  • Intensified classroom and community experiences
  • Cultural diversity and awareness


Eligibility Criteria: Applicants must have 3.5 GPA or better in the core academic subjects (math, science, English, and social studies) for the past three semesters. . (Reading will be considered as part of the core academic GPA for sixth and seventh grade applicants.)   Applicants must not have an office referral for a  Class B, C, D, or E level offense (or equivalent for non-MPS applicants) as defined in the Montgomery Public Schools’ Code of Student Behavior for the past 3 semesters. Selection Process: Eligible applicants will be randomly selected.


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