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Krueger Magnet Program
Admissions
The KSAT program is only open to current NEISD students.
KSAT uses an admissions rubric to evaluate student grades,
standardized test scores, and conduct. Each student is assigned
an application score based upon the criteria. The top applicants
are selected for the admission in the program. Students must
have passed standardized tests, have good grades, and have
good conduct. To have your child considered for admission to
KSAT, you will need to complete an application online which
can be found at http://www.neisd.net/ksat. The application
deadline is February 4, 2015.
Krueger
Magnet
Program
Transportation
Students accepted to the Krueger Middle School magnet
program qualify for free bussing to KMS from one of the
NEISD middle schools. Parents are responsible for having
their children at their designated middle schools, where a
bus will shuttle them to KMS in the mornings and then back
to the home middle school in the
afternoons. Please refer to the NEISD
Transportation Department (www.
neisd.net/trans/busrouteinfo.htm)
for specific schedules. If the student
lives within the KMS attendance area
and more than two miles away from
the campus, then he or she qualifies
for traditional bus transportation.
Visit us on the web!
www.neisd.net/ksat
For more information, call (210) 356-4700
Ext 64733 or email [email protected]
Krueger Middle School
438 Lanark, San Antonio, TX 78218
Magnet Programs
at Krueger MS
Krueger School
of Applied Technologies
The Krueger School of Applied Technologies (KSAT) is a magnet
program located on the campus of Krueger Middle School.
This unique magnet program focuses on integrating core
subject content using thematic units to build relevancy across
the curriculum. By using hands-on activities and applying
concepts to real world projects, students make connections
between their traditional academic classes while learning to
work as a team, improve self-discipline, and foster a lifelong
desire to learn.
KSAT uses Aerospace Science and Technologies as its theme. Students take three years of rocketry and aviation classes as part of their core
curriculum in addition to two required technology classes. The KSAT program uses project-based learning in which students apply either
the scientific method or engineering design processes to complete major class projects. Using this style of teaching, the teachers are able
to actively engage students in rigorous, inquiry based learning. The instructional units incorporate science, technology, engineering,
and mathematics (STEM) with an emphasis on team work, problem solving, and improving communication skills.
As KSAT students progress through the program, their rocket projects increase in difficulty, requiring them to increase their understanding
and use of STEM concepts. During eighth grade students take part in the Team America Rocketry Challenge, a national rocket competition,
as one of their unit projects, which allows them to demonstrate the level of skill they have acquired by attending the program. In 6th
and 7th grade the technology courses use professional grade programs such as Adobe’s Creative Suite and Blender. The students also
have the opportunity to create web sites and Android Applications. KSAT is an all-around rigorous Pre-Advance Placement (Pre-AP)
program in which students compete for admission. KSAT also offers Gifted and Talented classes to students.
Magnet Program Courses
Upon entering the sixth grade students will take Introduction to Multimedia, Digital Graphics, and Animation as their elective. This is to
give students a well-rounded introduction to engineering, computers, technology, and other courses available to them in 7th and 8th
grades. Additionally, students will be able to take one other campus elective such as, band, orchestra, art, accelerated instruction, etc.
Seventh and eighth grade students are required to take rocketry and one other elective from the magnet program. Additionally, 7th and
8th grade students will be able to take one other campus elective such as band, orchestra, art, etc.
While in the Magnet Program students are extended a variety of opportunities to enroll in courses unique to our programs. Some
additional courses we offer are Journalism, Yearbook Staff, Robotics I and II, Web Design, Animation, Broadcast Journalism, Principles
of Information Technology, Photography & Digital Graphics, and Advanced Android Programming.
Academic Support
Extracurricular Activities
The goal of teachers and staff members in the magnet program
is to help students benefit to the greatest degree possible.
The curricula and daily lessons are designed to motivate and
challenge students while guiding them to become disciplined
learners. To keep the parents informed and up to date the
teachers post daily homework assignments, upcoming test,
and other major events on their individual webpage. The
magnet programs at Krueger are committed to each student’s
success, and carefully monitor all students’ progress to ensure
that he or she receives necessary support.
Magnet school students have the same opportunities to
participate in University Interscholastic League (UIL) athletic,
academic, and fine arts programs. Additionally, the Youth
Applied Technology Program (YATP) provides the most
extensive variety of after-school clubs for students in all middle
school grades free of charge. Some of the clubs are Robotics,
Cyber Patriot, Aviation, Broadcasting, Advanced Rocketry,
Soccer, Chess Club, Scrubs Club and Digital Animation. Magnet
school students make significant contributions to these
programs and are directed by accomplished teachers.

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