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Could a magnet school help your child succeed?

Dougherty County-- The Dougherty County schools system wants to answer that question tomorrow. The school system is holding Magnet Mall Mania at the Albany Mall Saturday.

Principals, counselors, and teachers from all seven county magnet schools will be there to give parents information about the specialized programs, such as the fine arts program at Lamar Reese Elementary and the Honors programs at Albany High.

Coordinator Jamye Ivey says magnet schools allow children to learn their passion. "We know from research if a child finds something relevant, they're going to be more interested. We'll have children who are more involved, do better academically, and less chance of dropping out and leaving it."

All students can apply to the magnet schools no matter where they live. And if accepted, the school system provides transportation to the school. The Magnet Mania will be held in front of Belk's at the Albany Mall from 10 to 4 Saturday.

posted by dave.miller@walb.com