This week, more than 30 schools were named as nationally certified and national demonstration schools. They join more than 100 other previously certified schools that are recognized as the the top magnet schools in the nation.
The schools are located across 10 states: Arizona, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Louisiana, North Carolina, Nevada, South Carolina and Texas. Seventeen of the certified schools also were identified as National Demonstration Schools.
Based on the National Magnet School Standards of Excellence and the five pillars of magnet schools, the MSA certification process defines and ensures these standards as consistent, essential elements and characteristics of high-quality magnet programs.