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. Learn More 

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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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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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MSA Honors Top Magnet Schools,
Leaders, and Educators

35th National Conference
on Magnet Schools 

Magnet Schools of America (MSA), was proud to announce the recipients of its 2017 national awards in Los Angeles, California during the 35th National Conference on Magnet Schools (April 26-30, 2017), hosted by the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD).  

Among these top awards were the National Magnet School Teacher of the Year, Principal of the Year, Superintendent of the Year, the Donna-Grady Creer District Award for Magnet Sustainability, and the coveted Dr. Ronald P. Simpson Award, which is presented to the highest rated Magnet School Merit Award of Excellence winner. Congratulations to all these magnet school honorees! 



Magnet School
Success Stories

MSA’s Region II (Delaware, Maryland, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia, The District of Columbia and International) Teacher of the Year, Bethany Birago, has quite an extensive resume. From serving as the Academy of Health Professions (AHP) Program teacher and Career and Technology Education (CTE) Department Chair at Western School of Technology and Environmental Science (WSTES) in Baltimore County Public Schools (BCPS) to serving as an instructor with the America Heart Association, she does it all. Keep Reading...