Magnet Schools of America

The National Association of Magnet and Theme-Based Schools


World of Opportunities

Interested in recruiting talented magnet school professionals for positions in your school or district? Post your announcements on our Job Openings webpage. See what is available now! 

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Magnet School Funding

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 

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Professional Development Webinars

Please review our past webinars sponsored by the National Institute for Magnet School Leadership. These presentations were held throughout the school year and can help you develop better magnet programs. View all past webinars

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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. 

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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

Connecticut is home to 86 magnet schools, serving nearly 40,000 students. Magnet schools are actively closing the achievement gap by offering the opportunity for a high-quality, integrated education to all students, making them some of the most sought-after public schools in Connecticut. However, magnet schools have been flat-funded by the state for six years. Lack of funding has become an increasing problem that threatens the future of magnet school programs across ConnecticutKeep Reading...

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August 19-20, 2015

MSAP Summer Writing Workshop
Discovery Building
Silver Spring, Maryland

Sponsored by Discovery Education



November 7-8, 2015

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