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August 25, 2021 — Magnet Schools of America (MSA) has named 10 Nationally Certified Schools and 19 Nationally Certified Demonstration Schools, bringing the total number of national certified schools across the country to 187. 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.
Magnet Schools of America’s National Institute for Magnet School Leadership (NIMSL) developed the certification program in 2016 as a roadmap for magnet schools to reach their fullest potential. Schools are assessed on the Magnet School Standards of Excellence and the five pillars of magnet schools. Certification applicants submit detailed examples of their work to promote diversity, remove barriers to student success and implement an innovative curriculum, as well as encourage parent and community partnerships in their schools. Becoming a certified magnet school is an extensive, rigorous process that helps schools strengthen their top qualities and gain national recognition for their success.
This cohort’s newly certified schools are located across nine states: Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Iowa, Nevada, North Carolina, and South Carolina.
The 19 schools that attained Certified Demonstration not only met the Standards of Excellence, but exceeded the criteria and will serve as learning models for magnets across the country to replicate. Among the 187 certified schools to date, 59 have been designated as Certified Demonstration Schools.
“We continue to proudly celebrate our new nationally certified schools,” said Kelly Bucherie, Director for Magnet School Leadership at Magnet Schools of America. “During an uncertain and difficult year, these schools showed what’s possible when faculty, parents, students and communities come together to do what it takes to deliver a high-quality education for all students. School teams worked tirelessly to meet the Standards of Excellence, while promoting diversity and innovative curriculums in the classroom, and fostering high-quality learning environments for their students. We are thrilled to see their hard work and commitment to excellence recognized.”
For more information about Magnet Schools of America’s Certification Program, visit: https://magnet.edu/certification/national-certification.
Media Contact: Kelly Bucherie, National Director for Magnet School Leadership firstname.lastname@example.org, (702) 326-5136
Magnet Schools of America (MSA) is a nonprofit education association that represents more than 4,340 magnet schools serving nearly 3.5 million students across 46 states and the District of Columbia. MSA was founded in 1986 and authorized as a 501(c)3 in 1994. It supports and serves the leaders and teachers of magnet and theme-based schools, while promoting the development of new magnet programs. It also provides technical assistance through the National Institute for Magnet School Leadership (NIMSL).
2021 Nationally Certified Demonstration Schools
|Mansfeld Middle School||AZ||II||Tucson Unified School District|
|Altadena Arts Magnet||CA||II||Pasadena Unified School District|
|Gordon McCaw STEAM Academy||NV||II||Clark County School District|
|Walter Bracken STEAM Academy||NV||II||Clark County School District|
|Riverhills Elementary Magnet IB World School||FL||III||Hillsborough County Public Schools|
|Macfarlane Park Elementary||FL||III||Hillsborough County Public Schools|
|Coral Reef Senior High School||FL||III||Miami Dade County Public Schools|
|M.D. Roberts MIddle School of the Arts||GA||III||Clayton County Public Schools|
|Piedmont Open Middle School, An IB World School||NC||IV||Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools|
|Centennial Campus Magnet Middle School||NC||IV||Wake County Public Schools|
|Douglas Creative Arts & Science Magnet Elementary||NC||IV||Wake County Public Schools|
|Center for Inquiry||SC||IV||Richland School District Two|
|Muller Road Middle School/Leadership Academy at Muller Road||SC||IV||Richland School District Two|
|Longleaf Middle School: School of Zoological and Botanical Studies Magnet / Engineering and Arts Program||SC||IV||Richland School District Two|
|Richland Northeast High School – International Baccalaureate World School, Horizon, Convergence Media, and Palmetto Center for the Arts||SC||IV||Richland School District Two|
|Kenwood Leadership Academy Magnet School||IA||VI||Cedar Rapids Community Schools|
|Roosevelt Creative Corridor Business Academy||IA||VI||Cedar Rapids Community Schools|
|Chicago High School for the Agricultural Sciences||IL||VI||Chicago Public Schools|
|South Elgin High School: Beacon Academy of Media and Digital Arts||IL||VI||Elgin Area Schools – School District U-46|
2021 Nationally Certified Magnet Schools
|Davis Bilingual Magnet Elementary||AZ||II||Tucson Unified School District|
|Los Angeles Center for Enriched Studies||CA||II||Los Angeles Unified School District|
|Franklin High School STEM Magnet||CA||II||Los Angeles Unified School District|
|Northwest Career and Technical Academy||NV||II||Clark County School District|
|John F. Kennedy Middle School – Biomedical & Environmental Agriculture Technology||FL||III||Miami Dade County Public Schools|
|Bayonet Point Middle School||FL||III||Pasco County Public Schools|
|Idlewild Elementary||NC||IV||Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools|
|Wiley International Studies Magnet Elementary||NC||IV||Wake County Public Schools|
|E. L. Wright Middle School||SC||IV||Richland School District Two|
|L.W. Conder Elementary Arts Integrated Magnet School||SC||IV||Richland School District Two|
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.