• W. J. Keenan High School Career Preparation Magnet Program 

    Our Program: 

    W. J. Keenan High School’s Career Preparation Magnet Program provides students multiple opportunities to prepare for careers that are in high demand and require advanced skills. We offer a leadership curriculum that includes a rigorous project-based classroom experience that challenges students to gain future-ready competencies. High school magnet students will have advantages that include the opportunity to receive college credit, state and nationally recognized industry certifications, work-based learning opportunities and internships. 

    As a Leader in Me School, magnet students participate in an enriching exploration of leadership skills that deepens their learning and connects them with our post-secondary partners. Our relationships with various college and community partners expose our students to national career and technical platforms and give them the opportunity to present at conferences and participate in competitions. W.J. Keenan offers four magnet academies: 

    • Engineering 
    • Hospitality and Tourism 
    • Government 
    • Entrepreneurship. 

    This unique opportunity and rigorous standards prepare our students for after high school and is available in grades 9th through 12th. The program is available by application and lottery selection. Please attend one of the information sessions listed below or contact our Magnet Lead Teacher for more information: 

    Shalise Wine, Magnet Lead Teacher
    (803) 714-2500 X 64032 


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