Led by New World School of the Arts High School Principal Evonne Alvarez, NWSA has been identified as a National Demonstration School
, a distinction the school shares with just nine other schools in the United States. Announced by Magnet Schools of America (MSA), NWSA is among the first cohort of National Certified Magnet Schools, comprised of 55 schools located in 12 states. The cohort successfully completed a nine-month evaluation process and demonstrated through evidence, reflection, and strategic action that they have established the Magnet School Standards of Excellence in their schools.
“The National Certification application was challenging and provided us with the opportunity to evaluate our program based on the standards of excellence which national magnet schools are held to. It was an opportunity for growth and we are humbled by this incredible recognition,” said Alvarez. “This honor provides NWSA with local and national exposure and the opportunity to learn from others. When magnet schools are designated as a model for the rest of the country, it certainly opens the conversation for future funding. The faculty is exemplary and is looking forward to sharing best practices with colleagues around the nation.”