Magnet Schools of America

The National Association of Magnet and Theme-Based Schools


Support for MSAP Under Threat!

For the second year in a row, the U.S. Congress has proposed eliminating funding for the Magnet Schools Assistance Program (MSAP). Help us stop these cuts by contacting your elected officials in our Grassroots Action Center.

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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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National Blue Ribbon Magnet Schools 

We would like to congratulate the 31 magnet schools that were designated as 2016 National Blue Ribbon Schools by the U.S. Department of Education. These schools are recognized for the superior academic performance and success closing acheivement gaps. Learn More

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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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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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Professional Development Webinars

Throughout the year MSA hosts webinars that feature thought leaders and practitioners from the magnet school community. Sharpen your skills as you get ready for the new school year by watching one of our recorded sessions in our archive

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Building on a Legacy of Excellence

National Policy Training Conference

February 15-17, 2017

Washington, DC 

Join us for our annual National Policy Training Conference in Washington, DC just weeks after the Presidential Inauguration and the beginning of a new session of Congress.

You don't want to miss this opportunity to find out what the results of the election will mean for K-12 public education and magnet schools.

  • Learn about the new administration's plans 
    for implementing the new Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).
  • Hear about the details of President-Elect
    Trump's plan to provide $20 billion in new funding to incentivize school choice programs including magnet schools.
  • Spend time on Capitol Hill meeting with your newly elected Members of Congress.
  • Participate in Magnet Schools Assistance Program (MSAP) grant writing sessions geared for
    next year's anticipated competition.
  • Hear about emerging policy issues faced by educators in the classroom and network with colleagues.



Magnet School
Success Stories

Maya Rhodan grew up in the Southside of Chicago, Illinois. She began her magnet school career in elementary school at Murray Language Academy, a K-8 magnet school offering French, Japanese, Mandarin, and Spanish Language studies to its students. Immediately following her time at Murray Language Academy, Maya attended Whitney M. Young Magnet High School. Maya shares her alma mater with another esteemed alumna,
First Lady Michelle ObamaKeep Reading...