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Unit 4 Magnet Schools
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Today we become Leaders.

What’s special about us?

At Garden Hills Academy, our focus on STEM education prepares elementary-school kids for a lifetime of serious inquiry and analytical thinking, while our leadership program empowers them to become tomorrow’s global citizens.

At Garden Hills Academy Math & Engineering Leadership, kids develop persistence to become tomorrow’s trailblazers.

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We’re a magnet school

Centered around rigorous learning themes like the arts, leadership, and more, Magnet Schools focus on real-life preparation, teamwork, project-based learning, and community engagement.

Magnet Schools attract families from all backgrounds, races, and achievement levels. Regardless of where you live in the Unit 4 district, you can choose an elementary or middle Magnet School — they’re free and open to all students.

Features at Garden Hills

  • Emphasis on building community, civic engagement, and relationships
  • Leader Lab
  • Engineering Design Lab
  • Imagination Playground
  • Girls & Boys Leadership Academy
  • STEM Young Explorers
  • EarlyAct, a school-wide service club sponsored by Champaign Rotary
  • Broadcast communications program
  • ESL program
  • Positive Behavioral Interventions & Support, a research-based disciplinary approach
  • Culturally responsive education

Inside Garden Hills Academy

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Get a feel for whether Garden Hills Academy is a good fit for your child with a visit to our school.

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