Baton Rouge Magnet High School Named Magnet School of Excellence by Magnet Schools of America

Baton Rouge Magnet High School Named Magnet School of Excellence by Magnet Schools of America

Mrs. Nanette McCann and Ms. Bridgette Fortenberry 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 37th National Conference hosted by Baltimore County Public Schools in
Baltimore, Maryland April 10-13, 2019.  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.
To learn more about the national merit awards program, please visit www.magnet.edu

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