The New World School of the Arts High School named “National Magnet School of Excellence” by Magnet Schools of America

The New World School of the Arts has been named a National Magnet School of Excellence by Magnet Schools of America, the national association of magnet and subject schools. MSA’s National Merit Awards program recognizes the top magnet schools in the United States. These awards recognize magnet schools that demonstrate a commitment to high academic standards, curriculum innovation, successful desegregation and diversity efforts, and consistent delivery of high-quality educational services to all stakeholders.

“We are proud to have been named a School of Excellence this year and are fortunate to be in a district rich in magnetic schools,” said Dr. Contessa Bryant, Principal of New World School of High School. the Arts. “It’s wonderful when the work of our students, faculty and staff is recognized by others and deemed worthy of recognition. Being named a School of Excellence sets us apart, indicating that what has been done at NWSA for students has received national attention and merit. The Magnet program here lights a path and sets a standard for others, and it’s a powerful recruiting tool. Special congratulations to those who have dedicated hours to making our school great were shared with the judges – Dr. Rodriguez, Vice Principal and Ms. Waleska Cardona, Magnet Leader teacher.

Award of Excellence Award:

Dr. Contessa Bryant will be recognized and receive a National Magnet School of Excellence Award of Merit on behalf of the school at an awards ceremony held at the 39th National Conference of Magnet Schools of America hosted by the school district. of Clark County in Clark County, Nevada, from April 18 to 22, 2022.

Learn more about Dr. Bryant:[email protected]

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 may be named the Top Elementary, Secondary, or New and Emerging Magnet School in the Nation. One of the schools of excellence will also be selected to win $5,000 and the Dr. Ronald P. Simpson Distinguished Achievement Award, which is considered the nation’s most prestigious magnet school award.

To receive a National Merit Award, members of Magnet Schools of America must submit a detailed nomination scored by a panel of educators. These schools are judged and rated on their demonstrated ability to improve student academic achievement, promote racial and socioeconomic diversity, provide integrated programs and instruction, and create strong family and community partnerships that reinforce the magnetic theme. from school.

To learn more about the national merit awards program:

Florida’s center of excellence in the visual and performing arts, New World School of the Arts is an educational partnership between Miami-Dade County Public Schools, Miami Dade College, and the University of Florida. NWSA offers a comprehensive program of artistic, creative, and academic development through a curriculum that reflects our community and the rich multicultural state of Florida. Through our partners, the NWSA confers the High School Diploma, Associate of Arts Diploma, and Bachelor of Fine Arts and Bachelor of Music degrees in programs accredited by the National Association of Schools of Dance, Music , theater and art and design. The rigorous eight-year curriculum and conservatory-style teaching at New World School of the Arts has empowered students in our community and nation to become leaders in the arts for more than 30 years.

Providing access is one of the most important missions of New World School of the Arts. Initially academically blind, NWSA’s acceptance policy is based solely on artistic talent. This allows students of all backgrounds, ethnicities, and socioeconomic status to compete for their place in the school’s coveted arts programs based on their individual talent. Once accepted, students must be successful both academically and artistically. Earning respected national scholarships based on merit and leadership such as the Gates Scholarship, Posse Foundation Scholars, and Presidential Arts Scholars, NWSA students have demonstrated over the years that a rigorous arts program not only helps to foster their passion and create the next generation or artists, but it also helps students engage and achieve excellence in any academic discipline.

The New World School of the Arts has educated, trained and cultivated a generation of artists who have become the artistic leaders of the future. Graduates of NWSA’s high school and college programs are award-winning artists, playwrights, and performers with Academy, Emmy, Tony, Grammy, and Bessie Awards. They are influential painters, sculptors and graphic designers, and their work thrives in museums and galleries, as well as on stages and concert halls around the world. Our alumni are an inspiration to young artists of all backgrounds in our community and in our state, and their success is a testament to the possibilities that emerge when the right mix of support and resources are engaged.

To learn more about the NWSA High School program: 305-237-3780 or

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