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McLean Wins 23-24 Magnet School of Distinction Award


McLean Science and Technology Magnet has been named a National Magnet School of Distinction by Magnet Schools of America, the national association for magnet and theme-based schools.

This is McLean's third time winning this award!

Presentation of Distinction Award:

McLean will be recognized and receive a National Merit School of Distinction Award on behalf of the school during an awards ceremony held at Magnet Schools of America’s National Conference hosted by New York City Schools, April 16-20, 2024.

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