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Awarded Excelling Magnet Honor Roll by LAUSD Student Integration Services in March 2019 based on meeting every metric on the Magnet Performance Index.
The Polytechnic Magnet is a Math, Science and Technology Magnet. We are a college preparatory program. By providing students with an in-depth educational experience emphasizing math, science and technology, and integrating these subjects throughout the curriculum, the Polytechnic Magnet will prepare students for university studies in fields where a strong background in mathematics and science are required.
Students attending the Polytechnic Magnet receive personalized attention and support. They are part of a select group of students with shared interests and objectives. Students may participate in all activities available to other students at Poly: clubs, athletic teams, drill team, cheer, dance, student government and many other extracurricular activities.
The Poly Magnet has excellent teachers who are highly qualified and dedicated to the success of our students! The faculty includes teachers with advanced degrees and National Board Certification. See more about our teachers by opening the link to Magnet Staff and visiting their web pages.
Students who attend the Magnet have the opportunity to take many Honors and Advanced Placement (AP) Courses. Available courses include:
Honors English 9 AP Calculus AB
Honors Humanities AP Calculus BC
Honors English 10 AP Statistics
Honors Writers Seminar AP Biology
Honors American Literature AP Chemistry
Honors Contemporary Composition AP Physics 1
Honors World Literature AP Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism
Honors Advanced Composition AP Physics C: Mechanics
Honors CC Geometry AP Computer Science
Honors CC Algebra Two AP European History
Honors Precalculus AP US History
Honors World History AP Comparative Government
Honors US History AP Psychology
Honors Principles of American Democracy AP Environmental Science
Honors Economics AP Spanish Language
Honors Research Lab AP English Language
Honors Biology AP English Literature
Honors Chemistry  
Honors Physics  
Honors Physiology  

Class of 2018

100% Graduated

78% ~ Attending a 4-year university

27% ~ Attending a top Private College or UC campus

2 students from Class of 2018 are attending MIT

20% ~ Attending a community college

2% ~ Military/Career

428 ~ AP Exams Taken

39% ~ Passed 2 or more AP Exams

13% ~ Took 10 or more AP Exams

42% ~ Took 5 or more AP Exams

89% ~ Took at least 1 AP Exam

53% ~ Took at least 2 college classes while in high school
2018 SBAC Results

SBAC Mathematics

Poly Magnet ~ 72% Met or Exceeded Standard

LAUSD ~ 23% Met or Exceeded Standard


SBAC English Language Arts

Poly Magnet ~ 89% Met or Exceeded Standard

LAUSD ~ 51% Met or Exceeded Standard


Extraordinary Teachers for Extraordinary Students

  • 13 teachers ~ Math, Science, Social Science, English and Spanish
  • 1 Counselor just for Magnet Students
  • 1 Magnet Coordinator
  • 4 teachers are Nationally Board Certified
  • Almost all of the teachers have a masters or PhD. in the subject they teach
  • Some teachers also teach at local colleges (CSUN, LA Valley College, and College of the Canyons)
  • The teachers know and teach what your child needs to learn to be successful in college.
  • United mission and dedication to educate your child with the rigor and background that is needed for success.


How to Apply
The application period opens October 1, 2018 and ends at 5:00 pm on November 9, 2018. To apply go to and submit an application. Choices brochures/applications will also be available in all LAUSD schools, Local District Offices and Los Angeles City Libraries. If you have questions regarding the application process you may call LAUSD at 877-462-4798 or 213-241-4177. You may call the Magnet Office at Polytechnic High School at 818-394-3682.