Magnet Schools of America

The National Association of Magnet and Theme-Based Schools


Every Student Succeeds Act Toolkit 

Magnet Schools of America has prepared a toolkit to help magnet school educators understand the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) and influence how the new law will be implemented at the state and local level. Learn More

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National Blue Ribbon Magnet Schools 

We would like to congratulate the 31 magnet schools that were designated as 2016 National Blue Ribbon Schools by the U.S. Department of Education. These schools are recognized for the superior academic performance and success closing acheivement gaps. Learn More

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Helping Baton Rouge

Lend your support to the victims of the floods in Louisiana. To make a donation to the schools and students in the area, please visit the Foundation for East Baton Rouge Parish School System.

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Support for MSAP Under Threat!

For the second year in a row, the U.S. Congress has proposed eliminating funding for the Magnet Schools Assistance Program (MSAP). Help us stop these cuts by contacting your elected officials in our Grassroots Action Center.

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Professional Development Webinars

Throughout the year MSA hosts webinars that feature thought leaders and practitioners from the magnet school community. Sharpen your skills as you get ready for the new school year by watching one of our recorded sessions in our archive

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Recruiting Talented Magnet
Educators and Leaders

Is your school or district looking to recruit or hire talented individuals to join your team? Post your open position(s) on our job openings webpage. See what is available right now! 

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Magnet School Funding

Searching for resources for your magnet school?
Visit our funding opportunities webpage for program announcements from foundations, corporations and others
that actively support magnet schools, educators, and students. 

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Frontline of Education

Stay informed of the latest education policy developments from the capital and around the country through our Policy Insider Blog. Let us be your source of critical analysis and information on emerging issues impacting magnet schools. 

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Recognizing Magnet School Excellence

Magnet Schools of America's 2016-2017 national awards season is here. Please review each of our programs and start the application process today. All members of Magnet Schools of America are eligible to participate. Winners will be recognized at the 35th National Conference in Los Angeles, CA!

National Merit Awards 

The national merit awards program recognizes the best magnet schools in the nation. These awards are given to magnet schools that demonstrate high academic standards, curriculum innovation, effective school diversity/integration efforts, and the delivery of high-quality educational services to all students.



National Magnet School Superintendent of the Year

This annual award was created in 2015 and recognizes an exceptional superintendent that has embraced magnet schools as a priority in the portfolio of school choice options. 

National Magnet School Principal of the Year

This award recognizes a remarkable magnet school principal who has implemented an innovative magnet program and demonstrated leadership within their school district and community. 

National Magnet School Teacher of the Year

This award recognizes an extraordinary teacher who exemplifies excellence in the classroom and is acknowledged by their peers, parents, and students for their contributions made to their profession. 

National Student Poster Contest

Magnet Schools of America is proud to sponsor its 11th Annual National Student Poster Contest as part of the celebration of National Magnet School Month in February. 



Magnet School
Success Stories

Bear Exploration Center for Mathematics, Science and Technology, a Blue Ribbon winning school in Montgomery, Alabama, has been a high performing magnet elementary since 1996. Blue Ribbon schools are schools recognized by the US government for exhibiting high levels of student performance and for making significant improvements toward closing the achievement gap. Bear earned this prestigious designation in 2015. Keep Reading...