On Monday, January 30, 2023, the Los Angeles Unified School District announced 39 magnet schools that received national recognition.

Join us in congratulating the Math, Science, and Technology Magnet Academy (MSTMA) at Roosevelt High!

MSTMA at Roosevelt High–a Partnership school–has been named a National Magnet School of Distinction by Magnet Schools of America, the national association for magnet and theme-based schools. MSTMA, located in Boyle Heights, is one of five LA Unified Region East schools to be recognized.

Principal Patricia Hanson says, “One of the greatest things about receiving an award like this is that it shows appreciation for all the hard work and dedication our teachers and staff have done to make this an outstanding school. MSTMA has always focused on school and family relationships, college access, leading with culturally responsive practices, and, most importantly, ensuring successful student learning. I am grateful to receive this award on behalf of the entire MSTMA community!”

Principal Hanson will be recognized and receive a National Magnet School of Distinction Award in April 2023 during an awards ceremony held at Magnet Schools of America’s 40th National Conference hosted by the Dallas Independent School District.

“We celebrate the entire team at MSTMA for this well-earned recognition. I am honored and humbled to work with incredibly talented leaders and educators whose passion and commitment to our students and their success are unrivaled. Time and time again, the team at MSTMA sets the bar for us all,” states CEO Joan Sullivan Anane of the Partnership.

“At the Partnership for Los Angeles Schools, we are extremely proud of MSTMA for earning this distinction from the Magnet Schools of America,” says Randy Romero, chief schools officer at the Partnership. “MSTMA has a long tradition of fostering student excellence by creating a sense of belonging for all students coupled with joyful learning.”

MSTMA ensures that all students are prepared with the skills, knowledge, and passion needed to graduate from a four-year college and successfully pursue the career of their choice. Students have access to various advanced placement courses and extracurricular activities, including robotics, biotechnology, ethnic studies, football, water polo, Mariachi band, peer leadership, academic decathlon, and more. The school is known for its use of technology to equip students to advocate for and create resources to support local communities. The school’s curriculum is both rigorous and nurturing. The recognition highlights the power of skillful educators dedicated to providing students with loving care and educational programs that prepare them for life after high school. Learn more at https://www.mstmaatroosevelt.org