ABC Magnet Schools
Choosing the Best Education
In today’s Information Age, parents are becoming increasingly aware of the many choices afforded them in regard to their children’s education. We know that you want your child to receive the highest quality education available. Read on, and discover how ABC Unified School District’s Magnet Schools are affecting children in our community.
What is a Magnet School?
A Magnet School is one that is chosen by its district and the federal government to receive extra funding, equipment, teachers, and training
to “specialize” in a chosen field or two. Most of our 16 Magnet Schools in ABCUSD have been awarded over $20 million federal monies to develop and sustain theme-based programs of excellence. Magnet Schools were developed so that children who show aptitude or interest in certain areas such as math, computer science, or the arts have a place to develop those interests and prepare for college. All magnet schools provide programs that are aligned with the California Academic Content Standards.
Applications for ABCUSD Magnet Schools are available to families residing in or outside of the district. Business employees within the ABCUSD are welcome to apply for their children in our outstanding magnet schools. Magnet schools are educational options in the ABC Unified School District.
ABCUSD does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, disability, actual or perceived sexual orientation, gender, ethnic group identification, ancestry, national origin, religion, or mental or physical disability, or age, or on the basis of a person's association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics in any District program or activity that receives or benefits from state or federal financial assistance and provides equal access to these District-sponsored programs and activities and other designated youth groups contracting with the District to provide these programs and activities.
Note: Special Education services are offered at all District magnet schools. Some specific Special Education services may not be offered at all magnet school sites, however. For further information, visit the Special Education page. For all Educational-related programs and services, including Magnet School
Programs, 504, Title IX:
Name: Melinda Ortiz, Director of Schools
Telephone: (562) 926-5566 ext.21120
Name: Rochelle Chavez, Director of Pupil Support Services
Telephone: (562) 926-5566 ext. 21156
Our annual Magnet Fair is on Thursday February 2, 2017. The doors open at 6:00pm and representatives from the 16 Magnet schools will be available to answer questions until 8:00pm. An informational meeting is scheduled for 7:20pm in the District Boardroom. Please join us to learn about our exceptional schools.
Are you interested in attending a Magnet school in the 2017-18 school year? You can apply to attend any of our 16 Magnet schools through the Schools of Choice lottery. Apply for Schools of Choice anytime during the month of March. Beginning on March 1st, click on the link on the ABCUSD homepage. Applications will be accepted until March 31st.