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

Mr. Matthew Waynee of LAUSD / USC Media Arts & Engineering Magnet, has an illustrious background. He proves the old idiom, “those who can, do; those who can’t, teach,” false - he does and teaches (well). From his first years post undergrad in Teach for America (TFA) teaching at a rural high school in Texas, to his ongoing work in the film industry and his dedication to his current role as a Cinematic Arts teacher, Mr. Waynee’s career is quite a balancing act and his success proves that it’s all worth it. Keep Reading