Magnet Schools of America

The National Association of Magnet and Theme-Based Schools


Become a Nationally Certified Magnet 

Sign-up to participate in the Magnet Schools of America Standards of Excellence Certification Program.

We are accepting applications now! 

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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. Text MSAP to 52886 or click here

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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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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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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

The year 2016 has been a huge year for G.W. Carver student La’ Jasha Champion and her teacher, Mr. Matthew Kirkpatrick. Not only has La’ Jasha, a junior at G.W. Carver a High School in Aldine Independent School District,  gained recognition through Magnet Schools of America’s Annual Student Poster Contest, but she has also won awards for other art competitions as well, including the IWrite Book Cover Contest. Keep Reading...