The Benefits of Membership

Magnet Schools of America (MSA) is the national association for magnet and theme-based schools. As a member you will receive the following benefits:


Parent Member

  • A 12 month membership starting July 1 thru June 30
  • Discounted registration fees on all MSA conferences. Just select the "member rate"
  • Savings on MSA publications, including the Directory of Magnet and Theme-Based Schools, as well as a variety of MSA products for gifts and personal use
  • MSA's popular monthly e-Choice electronic newsletter
  • Full access to "members only" database of member schools including themes, awards, websites, and contact information
  • Access to magnet school openings and events
  • Legislative advocacy supporting magnet schools in Washington, DC 
  • Web-based member news and updates

Individual Member

  • A 12 month membership starting July 1 thru June 30
  • Discounted registration fees on all MSA conferences. Just select the "member rate"
  • Savings on MSA publications, including the Directory of Magnet and Theme-Based Schools, as well as a variety of MSA products for gifts and personal use
  • MSA's popular monthly e-Choice electronic newsletter
  • Full access to "members only" database of member schools including themes, awards, websites, and contact information
  • Access to magnet school openings and events
  • Technical assistance and program site evaluations at reduced rates through the National Institute for Magnet School Leadership (NIMSL)
  • Leadership training for principals, assistant principals, and district administrators from experienced professionals and NIMSL leaders at MSA's Summer National Leadership Academy
  • Opportunities for certificate/graduate course credits (through participating colleges and universities) and CLU's for conference attendees
  • Legislative advocacy supporting magnet schools in Washington, DC
  • Web-based member news and updates
  • Participation in MSA"s national awards programs including Magnet School Merit Awards of Distinction and Excellence, Principal of-the-Year, Teacher of-the-Year, and the National Student Poster Contest 

Institution Member


In addition to all the benefits listed above:

  •  Reductions in conference registration fees for all professional staff in your entire school

District Member


In addition to all the benefits listed above:

  • Districts pay a lower premium for their magnet schools when they include all of their programs

  • Recognition at the annual National Conference on Magnet Schools

  • Member Districts may receive reduced-rate consultant services in curriculum development, marketing and recruitment, legal consultation, facilities planning, and professional development

All members of Magnet Schools of America are added to appropriate mailing lists. They also receive a 50% discount on website job postings.