Express your support for the Magnet Schools Assistance Program (MSAP) in the FY 2017 budget. MSAP provides funds to public school districts to create, expand, or improve magnet school programs. It is the only federal grant program designed specifically to achieve the goals of school diversity and integration, and is of crucial importance to more than 2.6 million students enrolled in approximately 3,800 magnet schools across the United States.
Nationwide, magnet schools are routinely recognized as the most successful public schools. For instance, in this year’s prestigious U.S. News and World Report High School Rankings, magnet schools make up 25 percent of the top 100 high schools. This speaks volumes considering they represent less than 5 percent of all public schools. Just as impressive, four of the top ten schools are magnets, including the Magnet School for the Talented and Gifted in Dallas, Texas, which was selected as the #1 high school in America for 2015.