Are you all set for #MSA2019? MSA’s 37th National Conference in Baltimore will kick off on April 10 with our first-ever STEM pre-conference. Did you register to join this complementary session with top industry professionals? Click here to save yourself a seat ! (You must be registered for conference to join.)

Our registrations are ahead of expectations, so if you are looking to network and learn with more than 1,000 Magnet School peers across the country - you are in luck.

The last hotel discounts close tomorrow - Friday, March 22 - so make sure you book a room before it's too late .

Don't miss MSA’s marquis event of the year! It's truly going to be #MoreThanYouCanImagine!
The House Appropriations Committee is currently working to develop a budget in response to the Trump Administration’s proposal. While the White House Administration keeps funding for MSAP flat at $107 million, we are supporting an increase in the House's budget.

Encourage your House Members to support an increase in MSAP funding by signing onto the Dear Colleague letter being circulated by Congressman Joe Courtney of Connecticut to the Chair and to the Ranking Member of the House Education Appropriations Subcommittee. The more Members of Congress that sign the Dear Colleague letter, the more helpful it will be for our efforts behind the scenes to point out the reasons for an increase.


We're excited to welcome four new nationally certified schools and one new certified-demonstration school to Cohort II!
  • International Studies Preparatory Academy from Miami-Dade County Public Schools, Fla.
  • South Miami K-8 Center for Expressive Arts Magnet from Miami-Dade County Public Schools, Fla.
  • Dutch Fork Elementary School from District Five of Lexington and Richland Counties, S.C.
  • Spring Hill High School from District Five of Lexington and Richland Counties, S.C.

  • Shenandoah Middle School Museums Magnet from Miami-Dade County Public Schools, Fla.

Do You Want to Become Certified Next?
Magnet Schools of America will open the next Certification Process (Cohort V) on April 9, 2019.

Why become a nationally certified magnet school? When you apply for Certification, you are looking at your school through the "lens of excellence." Certified schools are rated as one of the "best of the best" magnet schools in the nation - giving you the opportunity to market your school and seek support in new ways.

The certification application cost is $1395 per school. Cohort V will onboard in August of 2019 and run through June of 2020.

Learn more about the Certification process and have your questions answered during our Certification Informational Webinar  April 17, 2019 at 1pm ET Click here to register for the webinar. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing details on how to join.

We look forward to assisting you in this process!
Congratulations to Bridgeport, Conn. Magnet School student, Janelle Newell!

From the Hartford Courant:

After acing words like shogun, ergonomic and babushka, 12-year-old Janelle Newell had it all on the line Saturday with one final spelling puzzle.

She nailed the word — “Spencerian” — and her only remaining competitor, Rod Chittem, stumbled on “forbearance.” And so after 17 rounds of competition, Janelle was declared the winner of the Connecticut Spelling Bee.

“I feel amazing, but I never thought I would win,” Janelle said after defeating 41 other young students from across the state.
Twelve year-old Janelle Newell of Multicultural Magnet School in Bridgeport, Conn. reacts after winning the Connecticut Spelling Bee. Photo by: MICHAEL McANDREWS / Special to the Courant
Read more about Janelle who attends Multicultural Magnet School in Bridgeport, Conn., and help us cheer her on during the Scripps National Spelling Bee at the end of May.
Well done Spring Hill High School in South Carolina!

Congratulations to MSA member  Spring Hill High School  for being named 2019 Special Schools Palmetto's Finest award recipient by the  South Carolina Association of School Administrators.
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MSA's annual survey is coming to your inbox this coming Monday. Keep an eye out and take a few minutes to respond. It's our most important tool to hear from YOU about what you want us to focus on in the upcoming year.
Announcing: AP and Honors Expansion from HMH
A new partnership between Houghton Mifflin Harcourt and John Wiley & Sons College Division is opening up options to support college readiness for your students. Now educators will be able to access quality solutions for Advanced Placement, honors, and elective courses in Grades 9-12. Contact HMH to learn more.
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