Magnet schools offer specialized career and choice based curricula that allow parents to find the school that best fits their student.


The magnet school story is an interesting one. Magnets schools were started primarily to promote racial desegregation in public schools in the 1960’s. In the 1980’s Magnet Schools of America (MSA) was established as a for-profit organization, incorporated in the State of Texas.

magnets-by-the-numbersMagnet Schools of America was approved by the IRS in 1994 as a non-profit, professional educational association. Today, located in Washington, DC, MSA represents nearly 2,000 magnet schools nationwide.

Magnet Schools of America performs a national survey each year encompassing magnet schools with a variety of themes at all levels of the K-12 spectrum.

Magnet school themes:

International Baccalaureate
Computer Science
Medical Health Professions
Teacher Education
… and many more!

Success in theme-based schools

Promoting choice, maximizing opportunities, and providing diverse learning environments are the central goals of magnet schools across the country.

By providing theme, career and choice based curricula, magnet schools give parents the opportunity to choose which school is the best fit for their child.

Not only do magnet schools offer innovative curriculum and specialized teaching staffs, magnet schools have increased student attendance rates and parent satisfaction. In magnet schools, parent engagement is 52% higher than in neighborhood schools.

Smart Choice Technologies is a proud supporter of Magnet Schools of America by providing a fair and transparent student application, lottery & real time wait list management system to magnet schools across the country.

The Smart Choice™ Platform is flexibleextensible and powerful. It’s the Smart Choice for any magnet school!

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The Smart Choice™ System is a student application and lottery management software for schools and school systems with selective enrollment, including magnet schools, charter schools, career academies and other schools and systems that require a blind lottery.