Science Magnet

Science Magnet is an interest based program. Every student at John Adams Middle School is enrolled in the Science Magnet. As part of the science magnet, students are offered extracurricular activities in the form of seminars. Qualifications for other activities (including summer camp, Yosemite, and Astrocamp) depends on meeting of requirements. . Administrators discretion will be used for all activities.  

 The science magnet also offers a special two-day summer science day camp to all incoming sixth grade students.  Students are assigned to a two-day session based on their elementary school.  In the two day session, each student will attend science classes, learn new lab skills, become familiar with JAMS campus, and meet other incoming students.

Requirements by event are listed below:

A)  6th Grade Summer Science Institute- August (before 6th grade)

  • Sign up!

B)  Catalina Trip - October (6th grade class trip)

  • Sign up quickly (All students can attend, no grade requirement, space is limited)

C) 7th Grade Morro Bay Family Camping Trip

  • Sign up! Only 7th grade students are eligible for seminar credit. Siblings can attend but will not earn seminar credits.

D)  7th Grade Summer Science Camp- August (before 7th grade)

  • Earn a B or higher in 6th grade science on first semester GP3 report card.

  • Citizenship standards - must have E’s, G’s, or S’s in Citizenship in all classes on  first semester GP3 report card.

  • Sign up in May! (space is limited, first come first served)

E) 7th grade Yosemite Institute- (January)

  • Earn a B or higher in 6th grade on second semester (GP6) report card.

  • Complete 6 seminars total by end of September in 7th grade (first grading period in 7th grade).  

  • Complete Summer Science Camp or the alternative assignment by August 23 with a passing score.

  • Citizenship standards - must have E’s, G’s, or S’s in Citizenship in all classes (GP6). Students who are suspended during 6th grade or 7th grade will lose their spot and will be issued a full refund.

F)  8th grade Summer Science Institute- August (before 8th grade)

  • Earn a B or higher in 7th grade science on first semester GP3 report card.

  • Citizenship standards -  must have E’s, G’s, or S’s in Citizenship in all classes on  first semester GP3 report card.

  • Sign up in May! (space is limited, first come first served).

G)  8th Grade Joshua Tree Family Camping Trip- March trip:

  • Sign up! Only 8th grade students are eligible for seminar credit. Siblings can attend but will not earn seminar credits.

H) 8th Grade Astro Camp-(January)

  • Earn a B or higher in 7th grade on second semester (GP6) report card.

  • Complete 12 seminars total by end of September (first grading period in 8th grade).  

  • Complete Summer Science Camp or the alternative assignment by September 6 with a passing score.

  • Citizenship standards - must have E’s, G’s, or S’s in Citizenship in all classes (GP6). Students who are suspended during 7th grade or 8th grade will lose their spot and will be issued a full refund.

** Students new to JAMS will be given requirements based on their start date at JAMS**