Downtown Elementary Magnet Academy - DTN

Engineering Magnet

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Downtown Elementary Magnet Academy

Proudly serving as the inaugural engineering magnet school in the Muscogee County School District, Downtown Elementary Magnet Academy (DEMA) is on a mission to foster engineering excellence. We achieve this by harnessing each student's unique strengths and interests by integrating the engineering design process and fostering the skills of collaboration, problem-solving, and critical thinking.

Nestled in one of the district's most captivating locations in Uptown Columbus, the school has consistently achieved commendable academic progress and is renowned for cultivating an atmosphere that nurtures positive relationships between families and students. Our dedicated educators are driven by the mission to bring out the best in each student. Together, our students thrive in a diverse, inclusive, and inviting learning environment, and we take immense pride in the unwavering support from our Community Partners, who enrich our students' engineering experiences.

In August 2021, we welcomed our very first engineering class. All students engage in the Engineering is Elementary (EiE) curriculum that introduces them to the engineering design process.  Coupled with our Engineering and Innovations labs, students are encouraged to creatively apply math and science principles to solve real-world problems. This approach fosters a growth mindset, instills perseverance, nurtures critical thinking, sparks innovation, highlights practical applications, and ignites the potential for transformative change in the world. Through dynamic partnerships, we empower our students with the essential skills they need to excel in higher education and the workforce.

For parents interested in joining the DEMA family, we encourage you to utilize the Muscogee County School District's online application process. Acceptance is contingent on students' prior academic performance, attendance records, and conduct. The school's magnet committee will carefully review all applications, and upon acceptance, a student and parental commitment contract will be required to maintain enrollment, stipulating a "C" average, consistent attendance, and satisfactory conduct.

Magnet Mission:

Our mission is to explore engineering excellence by building upon each scholar’s strengths and interests using collaboration, problem-solving, and critical thinking. 

Magnet Vision:   

Our vision is to provide engineering experiences using an inquiry-based curriculum that embraces student creativity and teaches critical thinking and reasoning skills.

Program Contact Form

Ask A Coordinator
Tujuana B Wiggins, ES PRINCIPAL - 7067482702
Tammy J Murphy, SCHOOL SECRETARY - 7067482702
April Denise Scott, ES TEACHER MAGNET LEAD - 7067482702


Downtown Elementary Magnet Academy Contact Form