What is a Magnet School

  • The single largest form of public school “choice,” magnet schools are visionary, innovative and open to all students regardless of zip code. Magnet schools focus on themed instruction.

    Magnet Schools attract children of various socio-economic backgrounds, race and academic achievement levels. Magnet schools are accountable to state standards and, in many cases, exceed those standards.

    It is the soft skills, however, of teamwork, acceptance, innovation and engagement that make magnet schools the vibrant environment it is for developing positive citizen children prepared for future careers and successful community engagement. This real-life preparation has students not only interacting with peers from all backgrounds, but with hands-on experience working with businesses, cultural institutions, universities and community organizations.

    Magnet Schools are founded on the five pillars:

    magnet pillars

    The synergistic relationship of these five equally held tenets is not merely a foundation, but a compass moving our students forward to a well-prepared future.

    2024-2025 Amana Magnet School

    The school will begin the 2024-2025 school year by serving Kindergarten students only. First Grade will be added in 2025-2026 with subsequent grades added each additional year (2nd-4th grades).

    STEAM graphic

    Amana will be an elementary S.T.E.A.M (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math) themed magnet school with a major emphasis on:

    • Language Arts (Spanish) – Our goal is for each student in the program to be bilingual by the end of 4th grade.
    • Business Arts – We will provide a strong focus on financial literacy.
    • Engineering Technology -Students will be encouraged to use the practical application of science, technology and engineering to real world problems.
    • Fine Arts – Students will explore the different aspects of the arts including theater, drawing, painting, vocal and instruments.
    • Math and Science will follow the state standards, but additional rigor and hands-on opportunities will be provided to connect real world applications, which include project based activities.

    APPLICATION PROCESS (registration closed March 15, 2024)

    Choosing a magnet school for your child is an exciting process. Clear Creek Amana Community School District (CCACSD) students who live within the Amana Elementary school resident attendance zone can automatically enroll in the Amana Magnet school serving their neighborhood attendance area. If a CCACSD student living outside of the Amana Magnet School resident attendance zone wishes to enroll in the Amana Magnet School, parents could indicate their interest on the CCA Online Registration. If a student from another district would like to attend the Amana Magnet School, they will need to complete the application form at the link below. Outside residents will also need to follow open enrollment guidelines.

    CCA Residents Online Registration Information and Links



    • Registration is closed the deadline was March 15, 2024
    • Anyone that has registered with interest in the Magnet School will be invited to virtual informational meetings will be March 4th and March 18th, 2024. (see top of page for link and recording)
    • A notification letter of placement will be sent out by May to the address on file.



    Transportation will be provided from elementary attendance centers for students within our school district boundaries.

    Before and After School Care

    Before and after school programs are available in our elementary attendance centers. The before and after school programs are managed by Champions


    Mr. Ben Macumber
    Amana Elementary
    3023 220th Trail, Amana, IA 52203

    Clear Creek Amana Community School District Mission Statement

    The mission of the Clear Creek Amana Community School District is to prepare students to be productive, responsible, community members by providing an environment that brings learning to life.