Magnet Schools of America

The National Association of Magnet and Theme-Based Schools

ED Model Diagram

Executive Director Search

The Magnet Schools of America Board of Directors is seeking a creative and dynamic individual to lead the organization that represents magnet schools across the nation.

Thumbnail Caption

Professional Development Webinars

Please review our archived webinars sponsored by the National Institute for Magnet School Leadership. These presentations were held throughout the school year and can help you develop stronger programs and become highly effective educators.
View all past webinars

Thumbnail Caption

MaryEllen Elia Named NY Commissioner of Education 

We would like to congratulate our Past President and current Board Member for being selected as the first woman to serve as the Commissioner of Education for the State of New York. MaryEllen is also our 2015 Superintendent of the Year. 

Thumbnail Caption

Magnet Job Openings 

Interested in recruiting talented magnet school leaders and educators for open positions in your school or district? Post your announcements on our Job Openings webpage.

See what is available now! 

Thumbnail Caption

Funding for Magnet Schools 

Searching for financial support for your magnet school? Visit our funding opportunities webpage for up-to-date announcements from national foundations, corporations and others that actively support education programs and educators. Learn more 

Thumbnail Caption

Education Frontline

Stay informed of the latest educational policy developments from Washington, DC and around the country through our Policy Insider Blog. This is your source of critical analysis and information on emerging issues impacting magnet schools. 

Thumbnail Caption

Celebrating Magnet

School Excellence 

During the 33rd National Conference in Raleigh, NC we were proud to recognize our highest quality magnet programs, their leaders, and teachers. We would like to congratulate William Daniel from Boone High School in Orlando, Florida for being named the 2015 National Magnet School Teacher of the Year. 

"For the past 21 years, I am very proud to state that I consider myself as having arguably the best teaching job in the country," says Mr. Daniel. "Working entirely in a project-based learning setting, the Academy of Finance magnet program at Boone High School is a shining example of what is possible when a public school system works one-to-one with the private sector for the benefit of all students. In such a setting, opportunities abound when it comes to school-to-work programming, technological applications, and community partnerships. Add in the fact that financial literacy by its very nature is perhaps the most transformative subject that a child can learn while in school, and you have all the makings for a program that serves as a catalyst for student growth."

The National Magnet School Teacher of the Year Award was established in 2010 and is given annually to an outstanding magnet school teacher who is acknowledged by their peers, parents and students for their exemplary contributions made to their profession.

Success Stories

When Irmo High School International School for the Arts became a magnet school last year, school leaders and arts staff had a goal of making participation in the arts inclusive of all students in the school. That goal was realized this school year as students and staff held several events and performances, including two showcasing the artwork of special needs students at the school.

School officials say Irmo High School’s “Be a Fan” talent show and “Exceptional Art” exhibit helped broaden students’ perspectives on art and the role of art in unifying groups and educating people about special needs students. Keep Reading...

Join Us...

August 19-20, 2015

MSAP Summer Writing Workshop
Discovery Building
Silver Spring, Maryland



November 7-8, 2015

Technical Assistance & Training Conference
Embassy Suites Chevy Chase Pavilion
Washington, District of Columbia

Registration Coming Soon