Magnet Schools of Merit Awards
Magnet Schools of America established the Magnet Schools of Merit Award to recognize the top magnet schools in the United States. The Magnet Schools of Merit Award recognizes magnet schools that show commitment to high academic standards, curriculum innovation, successful desegregation/diversity efforts, and the consistent delivery of quality services to all stakeholders. Two categories of awards have been established by MSA:
The top category, awarded to a group of select magnet schools, is the Magnet School of Excellence Award. The second category of awards is the Magnet School of Distinction Award. Schools recognized must be members of Magnet School of America and must submit an application that is scored by a panel of educators.
Individual Award Programs
Magnet Principal of-the-Year, was established in 2009. The awards recognizes an outstanding school leader who has succeeded in providing innovative programs that promote equity, diversity, and academic excellence for students in Magnet Schools.
Magnet Teacher of-the-Year, established in 2010, recognizes an outstanding, dedicated full-time teacher who exemplifies excellence in academic achievement through innovative programs that promote equity and diversity for students in Magnet Schools.
Mini "Action Research" Grant, was established in 2010, to encourage innovation in teaching supported by data and documentation on successful practices at magnet schools. The goal is to share best practices to all members nation-wide. MSA will award up to ten $1,000 mini grants for projects that impact teaching and learning in a magnet class.
MSA Poster Contest
Magnet Schools Poster Contest, is sponsored by Magnet Schools of America (MSA) as part of the celebration of National Magnet Schools Month. This is a national initiative to highlight and promote magnet schools across the country and takes place every January.