Magnet Schools of America Magnet School Merit Awards

Congratulations to our magnet schools who achieved the high standards of Magnet Schools of America's Merit Award.

Schools of Excellence
University Avenue Aerospace, Children's Engineering, and Science Elementary 
Birch Grove Elementary School for the Arts

Schools of Distinction
Anoka Middle School for the Arts 
Weaver Lake:  A Science, Math & Technology School 

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2022 National Magnet School Merit Award Winners

National merit awards are given to magnet schools that demonstrate a commitment to high academic standards, curriculum innovation, successful desegregation and diversity efforts, and strong parent and community involvement. To be considered for a merit award, member schools must submit an application that is scored by a panel of educators.

There are two categories of merit awards: (1) Magnet Schools of Excellence, the top merit award given to only a select group of magnet schools and (2) Magnet Schools of Distinction, the second highest award of recognition. (see​