Magnets in the News


Jo Mackey robotics team headed to World Championship

A group of more-than-impressive North Las Vegas elementary school students are heading to the Robotics World Championship in Houston. All the teams are expected to build their robots out of LEGO® and then make the robots go on missions to do different things in order to collect points.

Nina Agostine Smith Talks Shaping Young Artists and Directing MEMPHIS at Waterbury Arts Magnet School

Director, teacher, arts mentor, Nina Agostine Smith is all of this to her students as she guides them through the process of putting together a professional level production that is set to thrill audiences in Waterbury's iconic Palace Theatre.

Academy for Academics & Arts Selected as a Nationally Certified Magnet School

The Academy for Academics & Arts has been named a Nationally Certified Magnet School by Magnet Schools of America (MSA), the national association for magnet and theme-based schools. AAA is among 38 schools located in twelve states to successfully complete a rigorous nine-month evaluation process.

North Heights' Theresa Cowling is named Regional Principal of the Year

Cowling said she believes it is important to communicate the school's culture and vision in every aspect of the school day. "One of my goals is to encourage and support my staff as we work together towards academic success for all students. It takes shared responsibilities and strong relationships with staff and students to truly impact student achievement."

Clark County magnet schools give students opportunity to pursue passions

"The kids are capable of so much more than we even know so just setting these high expectations for them and letting them rise and grow. We don't even realize what they can do. And the things they come up with are amazing just by giving them that opportunity and that freedom to kind of drive them own learning."

Pasco students bring compassion to community problems

Six-year-old Allison Prianos rolled her way onto the stage in a shiny red wheelchair, curls spilling down her neck. She paused for a moment in front of a large screen. Then she stood up, signaling the start her very first "Design Talk" at Sanders Memorial Elementary School.

Pilot who flew around the world urges Baton Rouge middle schoolers to aim high

At the age of 23, Barrington Irving entered the record books as not only the youngest person to fly a plane around the world by himself, but the first African-American to do so.

Magnet schools exert their pull on Lansing students

A student who loves to act doesn't have to wait until graduation to grab hold of their dream. The engineers and the health specialists don't have to stand by until college to begin polishing their areas of expertise. An interest in international language doesn't have to be delayed until they reach adulthood. Lansing magnet schools allow for immediate immersion into specific interests.

Pivot Point: This Wichita principal got the student walkout for gun violence exactly right

Faced with 200 Northeast Magnet High students leaving classes Wednesday to protest school violence, Creasman's response to the disruption had three components.

Parents get a taste of students' day at Northwest Career and Technical Academy in Las Vegas

15-year-old Dylan Lamouroux's father, Jesse, watched as he learned to baste a chicken breast at Northwest Career and Technical Academy Friday. Instead of parents bringing their kids to work, parents got a look at what their teens were doing in school this week. The magnet school includes programs in culinary arts, medical professions, teacher education, mechanical technology, construction technology, engineering and design.


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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