What are Magnet Schools?

Magnet schools are built on the foundation of five pillars and are free public elementary and secondary schools of choice that are operated by school districts or a consortium of districts.

Magnet Schools of America

MSA is a national nonprofit professional education association that represents and is a resource to magnet schools, parents, teachers, school boards, administrators, business leaders, community organizations and institutions of higher education for its members.

MSA Recognizes 64 Nationally Certified Schools

Magnet Schools of America (MSA) has named 31 Nationally Certified Schools and 33 Nationally Certified-Demonstration Schools, bringing the total number of nationally certified schools across the country to 245. As leading examples of magnet school excellence, these schools provide outstanding learning opportunities for their students and join a growing cohort of recognized magnet programs across the country.


Ensuring Wall-to-Wall Magnet Culture

In the competitive world of education, magnet schools are uniquely situated to sit at the top of the heap. Whether you are a whole school magnet or a program within a school, theme integration is an essential component for success. If you are wondering “How can we build an outstanding magnet program,” then this webinar on September 21 is for you. Our discussion will center around the multiple methods you can use to demonstrate the distinctive aspects of your program.


Diverse & Dynamic Learning Environments Workshops

This workshop is designed to explore evidence-based approaches that foster strong teams among colleagues as well as authentic partnerships with families. Designed to be a 1, 2, or 3-day event, schools/districts can stagger the three days throughout the year.

Dr. Mary Conage provides strategies to enhance the capacity of adults to support high academic success for all students within diverse and inclusive learning environments. The work of sustaining diverse and dynamic learning environments in a high-performing magnet school involves staff, students, families, and the larger school community.

This workshop is designed to explore how equity serves as fertile soil for diversity to grow and flourish. It provides approaches that support a schoolwide commitment to equitable policies, programs, and practices.




Are you committed to the future of our nation’s magnet schools? MSA is always looking for partners and sponsors who can advance the educational goals of our magnet school members. Whether it is spotlighting your products and services at our three national conferences each year or reaching thousands of magnet school leaders through our monthly emails, we can work with you to customize a sponsor package to match your investment.

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MSA supports and serves the leaders and teachers of magnet and theme-based schools throughout the country. MSA represents 4.340 magnet schools and nearly 3.5 million students.

Become a supporter of Magnet Schools of America by donating today! Donations support scholarships to students awarded at MSA’s annual conference.


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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