Some Choice Schools & Magnet Programs are socioeconomically diverse and integrated by design through the annual application and selection process. These campuses are known as Diverse by Design Choice Schools & Magnet Programs. This means that a specific percentage of seats are reserved for economically disadvantaged students and students who are not economically disadvantaged, based on federal and state guidelines. An enrollment balance of at least 50% of economically disadvantaged students, while reserving seats for non-economically disadvantaged students, is maintained within Diverse by Design Choice Schools and Magnet Programs.

Research shows that socioeconomically balanced schools are ideal learning environments for all students. Low-income student performance significantly increases, middle-class student performance sustains, and all students experience social benefits such as learning tolerance, developing critical thinking skills, learning to work with people from different backgrounds, and rejecting stereotypes.

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