STEAM Magnet » Welcome to our Magnet!

Welcome to our Magnet!

Mission and Vision

Magnet LogoLos Angeles High School's Magnet program is based upon a Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics (STEAM) theme. An interdisciplinary program that addresses real-world problems through a standards-focused and inquiry-based curriculum, the STEAM Magnet is geared to the student’s interest in science, computer technology, graphic design, and mathematics.
Our Focus is to ensure that ALL students reach their highest academic levels, thriving as productive, collaborative, and visionary members of the local and global community in their application of STEAM concepts.

Our Vision recognizes that careers in math and science are an essential component of the 21st century, and are central to modern education. More important, these foundational concepts can be used to develop conscientious problem solvers. Through engagement with innovative and challenging, yet nurturing curriculum, and leveraging family and community partnerships, young learners develop into mature reflective individuals equipped to adapt, problem solve, and fully participate as responsible global citizens.

The Mission of our STEAM program is to provide a rigorous academic experience that cares for the whole child and encourages curiosity, creativity, critical thinking, collaboration, cultural affirmation, community responsibility, and ethical leadership within the STEAM framework.

Our Pathway's primary goal is to prepare high school students (grades 9-12) for higher education and/or careers in math and science. The magnet program offers a comprehensive suite of regular, Honors, and AP academic courses in a rich learning environment to achieve this. The Magnet faculty and staff share a commitment to rigorous classroom instruction combined with academic support and intervention programs to help all students succeed. The cohesiveness of the magnet as an institution with a staff and student body dedicated to this vision of excellence in academics enhances its success.
Historically, our STEAM Magnet, which was founded in 1981, was the first of its kind. It has grown substantially over the years. In 1994 the magnet expanded to include ninth grade. The total student capacity is currently 316 with 11 teachers.
Tours are given by appointment. Appointments are given every half an hour from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm. Please RSVP below. 

How to Contact Us:
Telly Roberts: Magnet Coordinator
phone: 323-900-2700 

Expectations of Student Performance

Student PerformanceStudents in the Los Angeles High School Math/Science Magnet School are expected to maintain a minimum GPA of 2.0 and are encouraged to strive for 3.0 or higher. This is to meet the goal of developing the students' study habits, skills, and competencies needed to be successful in a math/science career and/or higher education. Magnet expectations include the following:
  • Students will be enrolled in four years of math and science in addition to all courses that meet the University of California A-G requirements.
  • Students will pass core classes with a grade of C or better.
  • Students will maintain outstanding attendance and strive to improve their study habits.
  • Students will participate in extra-curricular activities, including clubs, sports, and student councils.
  • Students will develop leadership qualities and an appreciation for giving something back to the Magnet School through volunteer activities such as peer tutoring and mentoring younger students.

Extracurricular Activities

ExtraThe Los Angeles High School STEAM Magnet offers a VAST RANGE of non-academic activities such as athletics, student councils, and clubs. As part of the larger Los Angeles High School, many of our magnet students participate in the various offerings, providing a rich and memorable high school experience.
The school is proud to offer over 21 Varsity sports. Leadership opportunities are available with student councils and many clubs to meet student interests. Additionally, our magnet students have a significant presence in the award-winning MESA and ROBOTICS teams. 
Additionally, we have a very popular after-school program called ARC. They also offer various activities, including field trips, clubs, leadership opportunities, tutoring, and mentoring. 
For more information, visit your interests on our website or contact the appropriate coach or advisor.