Two Brevard Schools Receive National Recognition By Magnet Schools of America
By Space Coast Daily // March 17, 2016
Stone Middle School, Ronald McNair Magnet Middle School
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Stone and McNair Magnet middle schools have been named National Magnet Schools of Excellence by Magnet Schools of America, the national association for magnet and theme-based schools.
Magnet School of Excellence Awards are only given to a select group of magnet schools. Schools of Excellence are eligible to receive monetary awards and are eligible to be named the nation’s top Elementary, Secondary, or New & Emerging Magnet School.
One of the Schools of Excellence will also be selected to win $5,000 and the Dr. Ronald P. Simpson Distinguished Merit Award, which is considered the most prestigious magnet school award in the nation.
To receive a national merit award, members of Magnet Schools of America must submit a detailed application that is scored by a panel of educators.
These schools are judged and scored on their demonstrated ability to raise student academic achievement, promote racial and socioeconomic diversity, provide integrated curricula and instruction, and create strong family and community partnerships that enhance the school’s magnet theme.
Each school principal will be recognized and receive a National Magnet School of Excellence Merit Award on behalf of the school during an awards ceremony held at Magnet Schools of America’s 34th National Conference hosted by Miami-Dade County Public Schools in Miami, Florida May 3-7, 2016.