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.

Congratulations to 2024 Award Winners

MSA announced its 2024 award recipients during MSA 2024, the National Conference on Magnet Schools, held April 16-20, 2024. Congratulations to all the awards winners at MSA 2024!

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New Certification Cohort Open

Applications are now being accepted for the next Certification Cohort! Applying for certification raises the level of performance consistent throughout school districts nationwide and creates a platform from which all magnet schools can flourish.

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Integrating Magnet Work into Your School’s Strategic Plan

Have you wondered what makes magnet school leadership different than non-magnet school leadership? Much of the difference is around creating and implementing a specific, measurable, and actionable plan around what makes a successful magnet school.

Join Dr. Elena Ashburn for our webinar at 2 p.m. ET on Thursday, May 30, to learn more about adding strategy to your magnet school leadership to strengthen your theme, recruitment, and long-term planning.

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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.

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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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