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Magnet Schools of America Announces First Cohort of Nationally Certified Magnet Schools

Magnet Schools of America (MSA), the national association of magnet and theme-based schools, announces the first cohort of nationally certified magnet schools.

Anne Fennell from Mission Vista High School Named 2017 National Magnet School Teacher of the Year.

Magnet Schools of America (MSA), the national association for magnet and theme-based schools is pleased to announce that Anne Fennell from Vista Unified School District’s Mission Vista High School in Oceanside, California is the 2017 National Magnet School Teacher of the Year. Through a competitive application process, Ms. Fennell was selected from a group of eight Regional Teachers of the Year dispersed across the country.

Thomas Sims from Dickinson Fine Arts Academy Named 2017 National Magnet School Principal of the Year.

Magnet Schools of America (MSA) is pleased to announce that Thomas Sims, Principal of Dickinson Fine Arts Academy in South Bend, Indiana is the 2017 National Magnet School Principal of the Year. Through a competitive application process, Mr. Sims was selected from a group of eight Regional Principals of the Year dispersed across the country.

Magnet Schools of America Announces 2017 National Award

Magnet Schools of America (MSA), announced the recipients of its 2017 national awards in Los Angeles, CA during the 35th National Conference on Magnet Schools (April 27- 29, 2017), hosted by the Los Angeles Unified School District.

Charlotte’s Idlewild Elementary Named Nation’s Top Magnet School for 2017

During Magnet Schools of America's 35th National Conference in Los Angeles, CA Idlewild Elementary School in Charlotte, NC was named the recipient of the Dr. Ronald P. Simpson Distinguished Merit Award for 2017. This award is given annually to the nation’s top magnet
school and commemorates the organization’s founding member Dr. Ronald P. Simpson.

Clark County School District Superintendent Pat Skorkowsky Named Magnet Schools of America Superintendent of the Year

As a result of his leadership at the national, state and local levels in advocating, developing, and supporting magnet schools, Magnet Schools of America (MSA) is pleased to name Pat Skorkowsky from the Clark County School District in Nevada the 2017 Magnet Schools of America Superintendent of the Year. This annual award recognizes the important work of leadership within our school districts to keep magnet schools a priority in the portfolio of school choice options.

Magnet Schools of America hosts 35th National Conference on Magnet Schools in Los Angeles

Magnet Schools of America (MSA) will hold its 35th National Conference on Magnet Schools in Los Angeles, California from April 26-30, 2017 at the Westin Bonaventure Los Angeles. It will be hosted by the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD).

Magnet Schools Absent from President Trump's School Choice

This morning, President Trump released his 2018 budget summary. It includes significant increases in funding for school choice through charter school support, private school vouchers and Title I portability.

2017 Merit Awards Recognize Most Accomplished Magnet Schools in the Nation

Magnet Schools of America (MSA), the national association for magnet and theme-based schools is pleased to announce the recipients of its 2017 national merit awards. These 244 public magnet schools and programs located in 20 states are recognized for their commitment to high academic standards, school diversity, specialized curricula and instruction, family engagement, and community partnerships.

U.S. Congressman Bobby Scott Receives Champion of Magnet School Excellence Award

Magnet Schools of America (MSA), the national association for magnet and theme-based schools is pleased to announce that Congressman Bobby Scott from the third Congressional District of Virginia is the recipient of our Champion of Magnet School Excellence Award.


Learn how to become a Nationally Certified Magnet School

Raise the level of performance consistent throughout school districts nationwide and creates a platform from which all magnet schools can flourish. Magnet Schools of America’s national certification process is designed to recognize the hard work of the best magnet schools in the nation and to help them as they grow.

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