How You Can Celebrate National Magnet School Month

Magnet Schools of America is proud to announce that the month of February is the annual celebration of National Magnet Schools Month. Please help us raise awareness throughout February. There are many ways for you to participate and get involved!

Be sure to download a copy of the Magnet Schools Month logo and post it on your school website, and highlight it on social media using #MagnetSchoolsMonth. You can also use it in your marketing and event materials.


Here is the 2024 MSA Magnet Schools Month Toolkit that you can use to spread the word. The Digital Toolkit includes images for your use, suggested social posts, and a sample press release. You can access all the images here.

If you haven’t already, download the 2024 Magnet Schools Month Proclamation and have your state and school district adopt it. Contact your governor’s office, state legislators, and your school board members and ask them to pledge their support.


Students at the Hammond Magnet High School located in the Tangipahoa School District in Louisiana show off their National Magnet Schools Month spirit!

WEEK 1 - Awareness Week (February 1-9)

Help us create excitement for National Magnet Schools Month by sending out press releases, writing blogs, posting messages on Facebook and Twitter, writing letters to the editor, and contacting your local media outlets.

On social media be sure to use the hashtag: #MagnetSchoolsMonth

WEEK 2 - Student Highlights (February 10-17)

Feature your amazing students! Share their projects and performances. Tag #MagnetSchoolsMonth so we can amplify! Get testimonials from students and parents:

  • What drew them to your program?
  • What has Magnet done for them?

WEEK 3 - Engagement (February 18-24)

MSA Past President Sara Wheeler welcomes Congressman Joe Wilson to one of her district’s magnet schools.

Engaging with the community and federal, state, and local elected officials is key to advocating for magnet schools.

How are you sharing insight and information about your magnet programs? Are you doing virtual tours or information sessions?

Reaching out on social media, neighborhood groups, and lists?

Let us know by sharing what’s working for your advocacy!

WEEK 4 - Appreciation Week (February 25-29)

Finish National Magnet Schools Month by taking time to show appreciation for the people that make your magnet school a success. Think of creative ways to say thank you to your principals, teachers, magnet coordinators, and staff.

February 26: Teacher Appreciation

  • Highlight your teachers on social media.
  • Have a business partner sponsor an inexpensive event(doughnuts and coffee, classroom supplies, etc.)
  • Have students write a note to them.


February 27: School-based Magnet Administrators

  • Feature your principal, assistant principal, magnet coordinator on social media.
  • Have teachers write a note or send an e-card.


February 28: District Administrators

  • Highlight your district administrators on social media.


February 29: Parents

  • Acknowledge your parent community and thank them for their support.

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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