Magnet Schools of America

The National Association of Magnet and Theme-Based Schools


Become a Nationally Certified Magnet 

Sign-up to participate in the Magnet Schools of America Standards of Excellence Certification Program and take the first step to be recognized as one of the premier magnet schools in the nation. We are accepting applications now! 

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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 educators and students. 

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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. Text MSAP to 52886 or click here

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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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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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Catch a Rising Star!

35th National Conference
on Magnet Schools 

April 26-30, 2017
Los Angeles, CA 

Join us on a journey to Catch a Rising Star during the 35th National Conference on Magnet Schools April 26-30, 2017 at the Westin Bonaventure Los Angeles.

The national conference will be hosted by the Los Angeles Unified School District. LAUSD is the second largest school district in the country. It enrolls more than 557,000 students. Currently, over 70,000 students attend one of the district's 214 magnet programs.

During the conference, in addition to visiting LAUSD's award winning magnet schools, we will hold numerous professional development sessions that will cater to all magnet school professionals and grade levels. The session strands will focus on the five pillars of magnet schools.

The conference will also feature keynote presentations, awards ceremonies, student performances, scholarship announcements, and vendor exhibitions. Through our national merit awards program, MSA will also recognize the accomplishments of our nation's most exemplary magnet schools.

We promise, MSA Los Angeles 2017 will be an unforgettable experience!



Magnet School
Success Stories

Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) is the second largest school district in the nation. It boasts a diverse student population, a multitude of schools (approximately 900), and reaches beyond the city limits to serve students in 31 smaller, surrounding municipalities. What makes LAUSD even more unique is their focus on racial integration. Keep Reading