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Congratulations 2019 Certification and Demonstration Schools!
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.
Congrats to our newest cohort of Certification and Demonstration Schools!
"We are thrilled to see the quality of magnet schools continue to rise across the country," said Kelly Bucherie, Director for Magnet School Leadership at Magnet Schools of America.

Magnet Schools of America’s National Institute for Magnet School Leadership (NIMSL) developed the certification program in 2016 as a roadmap for magnet schools to reach their fullest potential.  Read more about this year's winners and see the full list of certified and demonstration school winners at .
One Week Left: Join the next Cohort of Certified Schools!
Don't miss the opportunity to achieve the highest level of recognition for magnet schools nationwide: National Certification! Applications due August 30, 2019.

Do you have questions about National Certification?  Watch this  informational webinar , read our FAQs or  contact  the National Institute for Magnet School Leadership (NIMSL). 
Have You Registered for Albuquerque? October 28-30, 2019
Join Magnet Schools of America, Albuquerque Public Schools and your fellow magnet school colleagues in Albuquerque, NM for the 2019 Technical Assistance & Training Conference - happening October 28-30, 2019.

This year's conference will dive deep into the the challenges of implementing a new magnet pathway including discussions on equity, leadership and culture, and professional development.
Keep an eye in the coming weeks for emails to:
  • Register for School Tours
  • Meet our Keynote Speaker
  • Learn about our Magnet Tankers
Early Bird registration deadline is September 16! Lock in your registration before rates go up!
Reminder: Call for #MSA2020 Presentation Submissions
Start thinking about your presentation or panel ideas for #MSA2020!

Clark County is looking for submissions focused on district leadership and support as well as sessions on elevating established magnets to name a few.  

Early submission deadline this year is October 8, 2019.

 Click here to complete your online submission.
Attention Merit Award Winners
Are you a MSA Merit School of Excellence or School of Distinction? What better way to start the new school year than with a banner or two hanging outside or within your building. Show the community how much you have accomplished this past year and years prior. Complete a banner order form today!
MSA In the News
TUCSON, Ariz. — Two Tucson schools have been honored with the National Certification by the Magnet Schools of America (MSA). According to the Tucson Unified School District, Carrillo K-5 Magnet School and Tucson High Magnet School received the honors based on the five pillars of standards and excellence. ( Read More ) Photo credit: Tucson Unified School District

When Sandlapper Elementary School students return to class next Wednesday, they will have another topic added to the curriculum: computer coding. That’s because Sandlapper will now include the Computer Science Immersion School, a magnet school, for students who want them to get a leg up on learning how to write computer code, according to a press release from the district. ( Read More )

When Jonesboro Superintendent Kim Wilbanks took over the school district about a decade ago, she wanted to find ways to innovate the way the district educated its students. The district has successfully implemented its elementary magnet school system. Once the five magnets were established, the high school was changed into a series of academies, Jonesboro assistant superintendent William Cheatham told Talk Business & Politics. ( Read More )

CONNECTICUT — A new report by, which crunches all kinds of data, especially involving schools has released a new list for 2019 that shows which schools are the best at preparing students for college.
The report looks at what it says are the top 169 schools in Connecticut when it comes to helping students excel in college. ( Read More ) See which Connecticut Magnet Schools made the list here .

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