Magnet Grant

  • The Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD) has been awarded a $14.5 million Magnet School Assistance Program (MSAP) grant from the U.S. Department of Education to support programs that promote diversity and increase student achievement at three schools located in the district’s Northwest neighborhoods: Altadena Elementary, Washington STEAM Magnet, and John Muir High School.

    John Muir High School will focus on strengthening each of the three academy offerings (Engineering and Environmental Science; Arts, Media and Entertainment; and Business and Entrepreneurship) with state-of-the-art equipment and training.  Additionally, the school will strengthen and expand its Early College offerings in partnership with Pasadena City College.

    Funds will also provide support for each of the three sites to strengthen implementation of PUSD’s key academic and social-emotional health initiatives including Balanced Literacy and Trauma Informed Care.  

    Read more about the MSAP grant.