FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 25, 2022 —
Magnet Schools of America (MSA) has named 26 Nationally Certified Schools and 19 Nationally Certified Demonstration Schools, bringing the total number of nationally certified schools across the country to 212. 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 eight states: Alabama, California, Florida, Illinois, Nevada, New Mexico, 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 212 certified schools to date, 69 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).
2022 Nationally Certified Demonstration Schools
|East Career and Technical Academy||NV||II||Clark County School District|
|Air Base K-8 Center||FL||III||Miami-Dade County Public Schools|
|Coral Gables Senior High School||FL||III||Miami-Dade County Public Schools|
|Arthur & Polly Mays Conservatory of the Arts||FL||III||Miami-Dade County Public Schools|
|Young Women’s Preparatory Academy||FL||III||Miami-Dade County Public Schools|
|Wendell Krinn Technical High School||FL||III||Pasco County Public Schools|
|Douglas L. Jamerson, Jr. Elementary||FL||III||Pinellas County Public Schools|
|South Seminole Academy of Leadership, Law & Advanced Studies||FL||III||Seminole County Public Schools|
|Bridge Creek Medical, Engineering, and Discovery through Arts Magnet School||SC||IV||Richland School District Two|
|Rice Creek Elementary||SC||IV||Richland School District Two|
|Kelly Mill Middle, INC & Med Pro||SC||IV||Richland School District Two|
|Lonnie B. Nelson/The Academy for Civic Engagement||SC||IV||Richland School District Two|
|Center for Knowledge/Center for Knowledge North||SC||IV||Richland School District Two|
|Dent Middle School||SC||IV||Richland School District Two|
|North Springs Elementary – STEMS||SC||IV||Richland School District Two|
|Leaphart Elementary School STEAM Magnet||SC||IV||School District Five of Lexington and Richland Counties|
|Brooks Museums Magnet Elementary||NC||IV||Wake County Public Schools|
|Mission Avenue STEM Magnet Elementary||NM||VI||Albuquerque Public Schools|
|Valley High School – Engineering the Future||NM||VI||Albuquerque Public Schools|
2022 Nationally Certified Magnet Schools
|David G. Millen Law and Government Magnet Academy||CA||II||Palmdale School District|
|Space and Aeronautics Gateway to Exploration Magnet Academy ( S.A.G.E.)||CA||II||Palmdale School District|
|Cactus Medical, Health, and Technology Magnet Academy||CA||II||Palmdale School District|
|Desert Willow Fine Arts, Science and Technology Academy||CA||II||Palmdale School District|
|Academy for Academics and Arts||AL||III||Huntsville City Schools|
|Stewart Middle Magnet School||FL||III||Hillsborough County Public Schools|
|Design & Architecture Senior High School||FL||III||Miami-Dade County Public Schools|
|G.W. Carver Middle School||FL||III||Miami-Dade County Public Schools|
|Medical Academy for Science and Technology (MAST@Homestead)||FL||III||Miami-Dade County Public Schools|
|Herbert A. Ammons Middle School||FL||III||Miami-Dade County Public Schools|
|Sunset Elementary International Studies Magnet Program||FL||III||Miami-Dade County Public Schools|
|BioTECH @ Richmond Heights 9-12||FL||III||Miami-Dade County Public Schools|
|iPrep Academy||FL||III||Miami-Dade County Public Schools|
|Charles H. Parker Academic Center , formerly Barringer Academic Center||NC||IV||Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools|
|Millbrook Magnet High School||NC||IV||Wake County Public Schools|
|Farmington Woods IB/PYP Magnet Elementary School||NC||IV||Wake County Public Schools|
|Brentwood Magnet Elementary School of Engineering||NC||IV||Wake County Public Schools|
|Conn Magnet Elementary School of Entrepreneurial Design||NC||IV||Wake County Public Schools|
|Stough Magnet Elementary||NC||IV||Wake County Public Schools|
|Wake STEM Early College High School||NC||IV||Wake County Public Schools|
|H. E. Corley Elementary School Leadership Magnet and Montessori Magnet||SC||IV||School District Five of Lexington and Richland Counties|
|Nursery Road Elementary School-Arts Magnet||SC||IV||School District Five of Lexington and Richland Counties|
|Bartlett High School STEM Academy||IL||VI||Elgin Area Schools|
|Streamwood High School LEAD Academy/World Languages and International Studies Academy||IL||VI||Elgin Area Schools|
|Larkin High School, Visual and Performing Arts Academy||IL||VI||Elgin Area Schools|
|Early College Academy||NM||VI||Albuquerque Public Schools|
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.