Local school receives top magnet school honors

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POSTED: Friday, May 20, 2011 - 11:00am

UPDATED: Friday, May 20, 2011 - 1:12pm

The Mathematics, Science, and Arts Academy West in Iberville Parish receives national recognition.

The school's staff was presented with 2 top honors at the Magnet Schools of America Conference in Indianapolis on May 18.

Yesterday, they came home to Plaquemine with the awards in hand, and shared them with the students.

They received the Magnet School of Excellence award, which recognizes them as one of the top magnet schools. 

They also received the New and Emerging School of Merit award. This award is based on criteria such as desegregation, innovative instructional strategies, student achievement, and parent and community involvement. 

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