Magnet Schools of America’s yearly survey reveals the true success of magnet schools across the country.

MSA_Logo-300x90Magnet schools began serving as a means to remedy racial segregation in public schools in the 1960’s. In the 1980’s Magnet Schools of America (MSA) was organized as a for-profit organization, incorporated in the State of Texas.

magnet-successIn 1994, Magnet Schools of America was approved by the IRS as a non-profit, professional educational association which later relocated to Washington, D.C. in 2000. Today, MSA represents nearly 2,000 magnet schools nationwide.

Each year Magnet Schools of America performs a national survey of magnet schools at all levels of the K-12 spectrum, offering a variety of themes.

The Benefits of Magnet Schools:

Innovative curriculum
Higher graduation rates
Increased student attendance rates
Diverse student enrollments
Specialized teaching staff
Increased parent satisfaction
Improved academic achievement
… and more!

Based upon the survey performed by MSA, lotteries are run by 91% of magnet schools across the country. In addition, 75% of magnet schools nationwide currently have wait lists.

Magnet School Success

Magnet Schools are outperforming other district schools all across the country. According to the MSA survey, 95% of magnet schools are closing the achievement gap. Magnet schools also have achievement percentages of 83% excellence in reading and 84% excellence in math!

Not only do magnet schools offer specialized career and choice based curricula allowing  parents to find the school that best fits their student, magnet schools also provide top-notch education for children all over the country.

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.