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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, ROTC, Student government and many other extracurricular activities.

The Poly Magnet has excellent teachers � 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
Honors English 10 AP Statistics
Honors American Literature AP Biology
Honors World Literature AP Chemistry
Honors Advanced Composition AP Physics
Honors Geometry AP Computer Science
Honors Algebra Two AP European History
Honors Math Analysis AP World History
Honors World History AP US History
Honors US History AP Comparative Government
Honors Inter-coordinated Science AP Micro Economics
Honors Biology AP Macro Economics
Honors Chemistry AP Human Geography
Honors Physics AP Psychology
AP Spanish Language AP English Language
AP Spanish Literature AP English Literature

How to Apply

Each December the Los Angeles Unified School District published the Book of Choices. This is mailed to you and includes the magnet application form. Fill out the form and send it to the Office of Student Integration by the date indicated (usually in mid-January). If you do not receive a Book of Choices through the mail, go to your local school; they will have extra copies. Or contact us and we will mail one to you.

If you miss the deadline, please contact us. We accept walk-in applications and will add you to our waiting list.