35th MSA NATIONAL CONFERENCE
The MSA National Conference is an integral component of our mission of providing leadership for high-quality, innovative, instructional programs that promote choice, diversity, equity, and academic excellence for all students. Participants experience a wide spectrum of professional development opportunities that promote equity and diversity through outstanding keynote speakers, networking opportunities, and general and breakout sessions on topics including best practices, innovative instruction, technology, and theme integration in magnet education. Participants also will visit magnet schools at all grade levels focused on various themes within the host district.
The 2017 conference will be hosted by Los Angeles Unified School District and take place April 26, 2017 – April 29, 2017 at the Bonaventure in Downtown Los Angeles, California.
Downtown Los Angeles Bonaventure
Hosting District: LAUSD
The L.A. Unified School District has a proud history of appreciating diversity, promoting equity and providing a rigorous instructional program. As the second largest school district in the country, we have a moral obligation to develop high-quality, integrated educational centers. L.A. Unified is one of the few school districts that are still under Court-Ordered desegregation. Student Integration Services respects and appreciates the opportunity to create and support our integrated Magnet settings.
L.A. Unified Magnet schools and centers continually receive State and Federal awards. Since 1986, seventy-eight Magnet schools/centers have been named as California Distinguished Schools. Additionally, fourteen Magnet schools/centers have been awarded National Blue Ribbon School status. Our community believes that the portfolio of Magnet programs provide a quality, viable choice for parents. As the demand for Magnet programs increased so has our capacity. Over the past five years we have increased the number of schools/centers and magnet seats. Currently, over 70,000 students attend one of our 214 Magnet programs with 8 themes. If L.A. Unified School District’s Magnet program were its own district, it would rank as the 52nd largest school district in the country (larger than Detroit and Boston School Districts).
We are looking forward to opening 12 additional programs for the 2017-2018 school year!
· Cleveland Charter High School – Humanities Magnet
· Downtown High School – Business and Electronic Information/Multimedia Magnet
· Franklin High School – Science/Technology/Math Magnet
· J.F. Kennedy High School – Architecture/Digital Design/Filmmaking Magnet
· Los Angeles Center for Enriched Studies Magnet
· Lawrence Middle School – Gifted/Highly Gifted/High Ability Magnet
· Lomita Elementary School – Science/Technology/Math Magnet
· Melrose Elementary School – Science/Technology/Math Magnet
Our magnet students are scientists, performers, engineers, leaders, teachers, doctors, entrepreneurs, lawyers, firefighters, and more .
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