Magnets in the News


Legendary performing arts program thrives at Morris Intermediate

At Morris Intermediate School (I.S. 61) in Brighton Heights, the performing arts take center stage.Three-quarters of the 965 students are arts majors, devoting one period of instruction each day to choices including band, strings, orchestra, vocals, dance and drama. "Children need more than academics and the core curriculum" for a successful intermediate-school experience, says Susan Tronolone, finishing her seventh year as Morris principal.

Nadia Wolff Uses Art To Explore Their Own Identity

Nadia Wolff, a sophomore participating in the dual degree program at Brown University and Rhode Island School of Design, balances majors in both textile design and literary arts. After attending an art magnet school in Miami for high school, Wolff was selected to be a recipient of the prestigious Presidential Scholar in the Arts award, allowing her to continue to focus on her passion and futur

Librarian at Walker Middle Magnet School recognized as one in a million

"Throughout history, libraries have been where we go to learn, discover, plan, experiment and connect. The way we do those activities now looks very different from the past and so our school libraries have evolved too," said Walker Middle Magnet School Media Specialist Sara LaBarbera.

New London elementary teacher earns regional recognition

New London – A New London elementary school teacher known for her dedication and knack for reaching her students has earned a national teacher of the year award.

Maine Ocean School prepares for its maiden voyage

A Maine high school aimed at pumping out future ship captains, oceanographers, marine biologists and other seaworthy professionals is close to picking its first crop of students.

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.

Magnet Schools of America Selects 2018 Regional Teachers of the Year

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Washington, DC, March 30, 2018 – Magnet Schools of America (MSA), the national association for magnet and theme-based schools, is pleased to announce its 2018 Regional Teachers of the Year. These awards recognize magnet school teachers who exemplify instructional excellence in the classroom and outstanding leadership in their school and community. The […]

Magnet Schools of America Selects 2018 Regional Principals of the Year

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Washington, DC, March 30, 2018 – Magnet Schools of America (MSA) is pleased to announce the recipients of its Regional Principal of the Year Awards for 2018. Through a competitive application process, these individuals were selected from MSA’s eight regions. They will be recognized during Magnet Schools of America’s 36th National Conference […]

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.


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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