34th National Conference
on Magnet Schools
May 3-7, 2016
The InterContinental Hotel Miami
100 Chopin Plaza
Miami, FL 33131
The Magnet Schools of America National Conference, is an integral component of our mission of providing leadership for high-quality, innovative, instructional programs that promote choice, diversity, equity, and academic excellence for all students. During the annual event, attendees will experience a multitude of professional development and networking opportunities. The conference will feature keynote speeches, awards ceremonies, breakout sessions, magnet school tours, student performances and showcases, scholarship announcements, and vendor exhibitions. Through our national awards program, we will also recognize the accomplishments of our nation’s most exemplary magnet schools, as well as their leaders and teachers.
Hosting School District
The national conference will be hosted by Miami-Dade County Public Schools. For more than 50 years, the district has been at the forefront of the choice movement in education. Since opening its first magnet program in 1973, choice options have expanded, supplemented by the Magnet Schools Assistance Program and the Voluntary Public School Choice Grant (I Choose!). In all, the School Choice & Parental Options office administers over 375 magnet programs in over 100 schools, with a total enrollment of 64,175 students. During the conference, attendees will visit some of Miami's most popular magnet programs. See up close what makes these schools stand out among the rest. Learn more
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