Magnet Schools of America

The National Association of Magnet and Theme-Based Schools


Merit Award Readers for 2015

We are seeking qualified individuals to review the applications for next year's national merit awards. You must have substantial magnet school experience and the ability to provide detailed feedback on all applications. Merit readers will be compensated. Submit an application by October 22

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A.B. Combs Named Best Magnet School in the Country

During MSA's 32nd national conference in Hartford, CT the Leadership Elementary in Raleigh, NC was named the recipient of the Dr. Ronald P. Simpson Distinguished Merit Award for 2014. Learn more about A.B. Combs

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2014 National Magnet School
Principal of the Year

Adrianne Leal from Coral Reef Senior High School in Miami, Florida was selected as the 2014 National Principal of the Year. Her school is known as a "mega magnet" and features six career academies. Learn more 

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National Magnet School
Teacher of the Year

Ron Hustvedt, Jr. from Salk Middle School in Elk River, Minnesota is the 2014 National Magnet School Teacher of the Year. Ron was chosen from among this year's seven regional teachers of the year. Learn more 

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2014 National Merit Awardees

We are pleased to announce the recipients of our 2014 National Merit Awards. These schools were chosen for their innovative theme-based programs and commitment to educational equity. They were recognized during our last national conference in Hartford, CT. Learn more

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What People Are Saying About
Magnet Schools

"For decades magnet schools have provided parents with an alternative to traditional public schools, raising the bar on student achievement and preparing young Americans for in-demand jobs." The Honorable John Kline, Chairman, House Education and the Workforce Committee

National Parent Teacher Association (PTA)



Fall Technical Assistance & Training Conference

Hosted by Baltimore County Public Schools

The Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace Hotel

October 12-14, 2014

Building Blocks for Successful Magnet School Programs

Join us for our annual fall conference to learn how to create, sustain and improve magnet schools. Sessions will also focus on magnet best practices in marketing & recruitment, budget and leadership needs.

Five Key Areas for Magnet School Success:
- Design, Planning & Operations
- Curriculum & Instruction
- Leadership
- Staffing
- Community Relations and Sustainability

Three Distinct Tracks:
- Designing & Developing Magnet Programs (Beginner)
- Implementing & Sustaining Magnet Programs (Intermediate)
- Revising & Rejuvenating Magnet Programs (Advanced)

- Presenters from Baltimore County Public Schools
- School site visits tentatively scheduled for Tuesday, October 14

INTERESTED in presenting?  MSA is currently accepting Requests for Proposals (RFPs) for the Fall Technical Assistance & Training Conference. CLICK HERE to access the online RFP form.  All RFPs must be completed and submitted on/before August 19, 2014.


#MSA2015 - Raleigh, North Carolina

33rd National Conference on Magnet Schools

Hosted by Wake County Public Schools

The Raleigh Convention Center
April 22-25, 2015