National Conference on Magnet Schools

More than a thousand magnet school teachers, principals, and administrators from across the country participate in MSA’s annual meeting. It features outstanding keynote speakers and sessions focusing on best practices in curriculum and instruction, technology integration, school leadership, and magnet school design.

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Magnet Schools of America

Magnet Schools of America sponsors a national awards program, organizes professional development events, and provides technical assistance. There are approximately 4,000 magnet and theme-based schools in the U.S. that attract new students, provide choice to families, and turn around low-performing schools.


L.A. Unified School District

Second-largest in the nation, the L.A. Unified School District enrolls more than 557,000 students in kindergarten through 12th grades in approximately 1000 schools. We believe that together, we can achieve great things for our students and school communities.  We are a District on the move!


Explore Los Angeles

Want entertainment? We have it. Want culture? That’s who we are. Want perfect weather? Copy that! L.A. is where you can play at world-class theme parks, visit a plethora of tourist attractions (Hello Hollywood!), browse more than 100 museums, enjoy a coastline drive and shop until you drop! L.A. is where the stars align.

MSA Los Angeles 2017

“We are proud that so many of our Magnet schools have been recognized for their outstanding work. The L.A. Unified family welcomes Magnet Schools of America 2017.”
– Michelle King, Superintendent of Schools, Los Angeles Unified School District

Keynote Speaker Manny Scott, Founder of Ink International, Inc.


An original Freedom Writer whose story is told in part in the 2007 hit movie, Freedom Writers, Manny Scott has energized over a million leaders, educators, volunteers, and students worldwide with his authentic, inspiring messages of hope. Speaking to over 125 groups a year for the past decade, he is the speaker of choice for conferences, conventions, schools, fundraisers, and banquets.

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Event Price List



Register between March 11 –  April 7, 2017

MSA Member $789

Non-Member $979



After Friday, April 7, 2017

MSA Member $839

Non-Member $1029

See You in LA

Join us for our 35th annual conference, hosted by L.A. Unified School District at the world-renowned Bonaventure Hotel in fabulous downtown Los Angeles.  Learn from each other to create, sustain and improve magnet school programs.

Catch a Star at the MSA LA Conference 2017

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