Magnet Schools of America

The National Association of Magnet and Theme-Based Schools


2015 National Awards Program

The applications for this year's Merit Awards, Principal of the Year, Teacher of the Year, and Student Poster Contest are available online. Winners will be announced during the 33rd National Conference in Raleigh, NC April 22-25, 2015. 

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Lessons Learned

Read the latest blog post from our National Teacher of the Year, Ron Hustvedt, Jr. as he shares his "lessons learned" from the classroom. Ron will post new articles every month and also wants to hear about your programs. Keep Reading

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Professional Development Webinars

Please register for one of our upcoming webinars sponsored by the National Institute for Magnet School Leadership. These webinars will be held throughout the school year and will help you develop stronger programs and become more effective educators. View the current schedule.

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Education Policy Frontline

Stay informed of all the latest educational policy developments from Washington, DC and around the country by reading our Policy Insider Blog. This is your source of critical analysis and coverage of emerging issues that affect your school district and magnet schools. Read Now

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A.B. Combs Named Best Magnet School in the Country

During MSA's 32nd national conference in Hartford, CT the Leadership Elementary in Raleigh, NC was named the recipient of the Dr. Ronald P. Simpson Distinguished Merit Award for 2014. Learn more about A.B. Combs

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2014 National Magnet School
Principal of the Year

Adrianne Leal from Coral Reef Senior High School in Miami, Florida was selected as the 2014 National Principal of the Year. Her school is known as a "mega magnet" and features six career academies. Learn more 

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National Magnet School
Teacher of the Year

Ron Hustvedt, Jr. from Salk Middle School in Elk River, Minnesota is the 2014 National Magnet School Teacher of the Year. Ron was chosen from among this year's seven regional teachers of the year. Learn more 

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2015 Policy Training Conference

The Liaison Capitol Hill
Washington, DC
February 4-6, 2015 

Learn how you can play an important part in the policy making process and be an influential voice for your magnet schools at Magnet Schools of America's 2015 Policy Training Conference, February 4-6. Hear from leading education experts and political insiders who will help you understand the issues that your school or district must pay close attention to in a new political landscape emerging after the midterm elections. 


33rd National Conference on Magnet Schools

Hosted by Wake County Public Schools

The Raleigh Convention Center
Raleigh, North Carolina
April 22-25, 2015



Success Stories

A.B. Combs Leadership Elementary in Wake County embodies a learning-centered model that strives for leadership development in its students based on Dr. Stephen Covey’s The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. It is the only magnet school to have earned the Dr. Ronald P. Simpson Distinguished Merit Award twice – first in 2006 and then in 2014. Keep Reading...

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