Columbus Magnet School Young Astronauts is an extra-curricular program that uses a space exploration theme to expose young minds to Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math (STEAM) disciplines.

The five year program builds a foundation of leadership, teamwork and mutual respect to enable our children to become future leaders and innovators. CMS Young Astronauts begins in first grade and builds toward their simulated space mission in fifth grade.

Ongoing success of the program is dependent on the teachers, assistants, interns and parent community of volunteers. Program Funding is provided by annual dues, donations and grants.

CMS Young Astronauts is a parent run 501(c)(3) under the PTA. The program has been a continuous part of the Columbus Magnet School community since 1994.