MSAP Monthly Newsletter

MSAP Newsletter - September 2017

Upcoming Events

Showcase of Schools at South Florida Fairgrounds Expo Center
October 17, 4:00-8:00 PM
9067 Southern Boulevard, West Palm Beach, FL 33411

Choice Open House at HL Watkins Middle School
October 24, 6:00-7:30 PM
9840 MacArthur Boulevard, Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33403

District MSAP Grant Calendar

Magnet Schools Assistance Program (MSAP) Grant

The U.S. Department of Education awarded the Magnet Schools Assistance Program (MSAP) grant to the School District of Palm Beach County. The three–year award will be $11,645,103. Palm Beach County was one of only nine school districts in the nation to receive this grant award.

The grant funds will be used to transform five schools into school–wide magnet programs. Each magnet theme offers a high caliber, innovative program of choice designed to improve the quality of teaching and learning. The grant will fund 1:1 iPad initiative for all teachers and students in each of the five magnet schools and will be used to strategically recruit and create diverse student populations in the magnet schools of choice.

The MSAP goals and objectives:

  • To strategically recruit and promote a diverse student population in each magnet school
  • To promote systemic reform efforts aligned with state standards
  • To develop and design innovative educational methods and practices that will promote diversity
  • To implement a professional development plan to enhance and sustain high performance
  • To provide equitable access to high quality educational programs that will enable students to succeed academically

To learn more about our MSAP grant schools and the extended MSAP grant school application window, contact Sandra Wesson at

MSAP Grant Schools

Carver Community Middle

International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme (IB/MYP) infused with STEM

Congress Middle

STEAM—Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Mathematics

Grove Park Elementary

International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (IB/PYP) infused with STEM

Howell L. Watkins Middle

International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme (IB/MYP) infused with STEM

Palmetto Elementary

International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (IB/PYP) infused with STEM