USD 501 is looking to revamp its magnet schools

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TOPEKA (WIBW)-- It was an open house of of sorts and to look toward the future for for Topeka's magnet schools.

Students at Williams Magnet showed off their building and talents for the USD 501 School Board.

The school has a garden, greenhouse, rain forest and space lab on the school grounds.

Topeka Public Schools spokesperson Misty Kruger says the district is looking to re-energize its magnet schools.

They've met with staff, students and surveying parents about possible changes.

Incoming principal Tracy Keegan says the school has a lot to offer.

"I think it's kind of a hidden gem that people don't realize that the opportunities that students here have every single day. We look forward to producing more students that have a STEM focus as they go into careers as they get older," Keegan said.

Kruger says the district is setting up new community partnerships to give students unique experiences and truly focus on the science and fine arts themes.