Magnet Schools of America (MSA) was founded in 1986 and authorized as a 501(c)3 not-for profit education association in 1994. It represents approximately 4,340 magnet schools and nearly 3.5 million students. The mission of MSA is to provide leadership for high quality, innovative, instructional programs that promote choice, diversity, equity, and academic excellence for all students. It supports and serves the leaders and teachers of magnet and theme-based schools, while promoting the development of new magnet programs and public schools of choice.
MSA sponsors a national awards program, hosts professional development activities, and provides technical assistance through the National Institute for Magnet School Leadership (NIMSL). It also connects with other professional organizations and encourages partnerships to support our nation’s magnet schools. MSA is the only organization focused on providing support, policy information, professional learning, and technical assistance for magnet schools. Our work is guided by the Pillars of Magnet Schools: Diversity, Innovative Curriculum and Professional Development, Academic Excellence, High Quality Instructional Systems, Family and Community Partnerships. We further support students directly through the annual scholarships. Your full donation goes directly to the scholarship fund and scholarships are distributed during the National Conference.
If you are interested in learning more about MSA, please visit magnet.edu.