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Innovative Education
6Theme-based magnet schools

Every Learner. Future Ready.

CRCSD is anchored in the vision that every student is thriving academically and prepared to graduate future-ready. Our community leaders share that vision, as they await graduates who are ready to be hired into the local job market.This is achievable with a high school specialized magnet school that simultaneously works to improve learning gaps and decrease racial and economic disparities. CRCSD believes that if we create and support innovative educational experiences that foster creativity, promote personalized learning, and connect students with their future world, both the student and the community will thrive.

Potential Options Offered to 9th and 10th Graders

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Parent Information Meetings

If you have a current 8th or 9th grader and are interested in learning more, please attend one of the following meetings. Food will be provided. Meetings begin at 5:30 and conclude by 7:00.

  • January 11th: @Iowa BIG – The Geonetric Building. 415 12th Ave. SE
  • January 12th: @Kennedy High School Library
  • January 19th: @McKinley Middle School Cafeteria
  • January 24th: @Washington High School Cafeteria
  • January 25th: @New City Church, 5335 Midway Drive NW

If you’re unable to join the in-person meetings, you can join it virtually through this Zoom meeting.

Frequently asked questions


A message from Trace Pickering

Welcome to Cedar Rapids Community Magnet High School, our community’s newest high school! This new school exists as a compliment to our outstanding comprehensive high schools and as another option for our students and families.

In our quest to attain the District vision of “Every Learner, Future Ready,” our school’s vision is “To Unleash Human Potential.” Our school is heavily immersed in our community and driven by the passions, interests, and goals of our students. Students at the Community Magnet High School learn the same standards and are required to take the same assessments as all our other high schools. Our students also have full access to all the co-curricular opportunities other schools provide. So how are we different? Our students learn through hands-on community projects and tailored learning opportunities and experiences driven by their interests and needs. A single course can help a student meet a multitude of standards across many disciplines, freeing up a student’s time to explore their interests and build their workplace and life skills.

Located in the heart of our city, our students have the full advantages downtown has to offer: an amazing library, a myriad of museums, access to recreational areas and activities, quick access to city transportation, and, of course, access to a multitude of outstanding local businesses. The CR Community Magnet High School is open to any 9th and 10th grade student living inthe Cedar Rapids School District attendance boundaries by applying to the Districts Magnet School Lottery.

With gratitude,
Dr. Trace Pickering