Tempe area getting business magnet high school

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TEMPE (AP) -- Marcos de Niza High School will partner with the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University to become the first business magnet high school in the Tempe area starting next month.

Under the plan, the high school will now include the Marcos Business Academy and the W. P. Carey School of Business is already consulting with teachers to help develop the curriculum.

Students will focus on core business fields, such as marketing and management, and they will have access to seminars, guest speakers and student mentors from the Carey School.

Magnet schools are public schools with specialized curricula designed to draw students from across normal school boundaries. Tempe Union High School District officials expect the program at Marcos de Niza to be a huge draw.