Magnet Schools of America

The National Association of Magnet and Theme-Based Schools


First Nationally Certified Magnet Schools Announced

We are proud to announce the first cohort of nationally certified magnet schools. These 55 schools located in 12 states have demonstrated that they have established the Magnet School Standards of Excellence in their schools. Learn More

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Become a Nationally Certified Magnet 

Sign-up to participate in the Magnet Schools of America Standards of Excellence Certification Program and take the first step to be recognized as one of the premier magnet schools in the nation. Learn More 

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Promoting School Diversity
for a More Peaceful World

As a national association of magnet schools dedicated to the ideals of diversity, inclusion, and equality we embrace the wise words of our forebears as our nation struggles to cope with the tragic events in Charlottesville.

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Recruiting Talented Magnet
Educators and Leaders

Is your school or district looking to recruit or hire talented individuals to join your team? Post your open position(s) on our job openings webpage. See what is available right now! 

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Magnet School Funding

Searching for resources for your magnet school?
Visit our funding opportunities webpage for program announcements from foundations, corporations and others
that actively support educators and students. 

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Every Student Succeeds Act Toolkit 

Magnet Schools of America has prepared a toolkit to help magnet school educators understand the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) and influence how the new law will be implemented at the state and local level. Learn More

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Frontline of Education

Stay informed of the latest education policy developments from the capital and around the country through our Policy Insider Blog. Let us be your source of critical analysis and information on emerging issues impacting magnet schools. 

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Magnets by Design (Mbd)

Fall Technical Assistance & Training Conference

Hyatt Regency

October 4-6, 2017
Minneapolis, MN

Register now
 for the annual Fall Technical Assistance and Training Conference! Build and strengthen your leadership teams and their capacity to support your schools and programs. The fall conference will feature professional development learning opportunities and sessions focusing on magnet entrepreneurship, school leadership, developing strategic partnerships, instructional best practices, and leveraging school diversity. 

The conference will also include presentations from education leaders from our host district and state. They will share their vision for creating high-quality learning experiences for students and ideas for being a driving force for educational improvement. 

The fall conference will be held in collaboration with Minneapolis Public Schools and will feature tours of the district's magnet school offerings that include International Baccalaureate, STEM, Montessori, Foreign/World Languages and much more. 



Magnet School
Success Stories

MSA’s Region II (Delaware, Maryland, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia, The District of Columbia and International) Teacher of the Year, Bethany Birago, has quite an extensive resume. From serving as the Academy of Health Professions (AHP) Program teacher and Career and Technology Education (CTE) Department Chair at Western School of Technology and Environmental Science (WSTES) in Baltimore County Public Schools (BCPS) to serving as an instructor with the America Heart Association, she does it all. Keep Reading...