ABC Magnet Schools

You can choose to send your child to one of the top rated school districts in California!

Visit our schools virtually by clicking "Our Magnet Schools"
on the menu to the right.
For more information on how to apply, attend a live virtual meeting:
February 25, 2021

Rev. 3/7/21

Aloha ES logo

Aloha Elementary- Health Medical Academy Magnet School

Principal: Danielle Pouncey     562-229-7825

Magnet Tour: March 25th @ 6:00 PM

Burbank Es logo

Burbank Elementary- Visual, Performing, and Folk Arts Magnet School

Principal: Michelle Robinson    562-229-7835

Magnet Tour: March 16th @ 9:00 AM, March 17th @ 6:00 PM, March 23rd @ 5:00 PM

Carver Es Logo

Carver Academy- Academy of Communication Arts magnet School

Principal: Deborah Berlyn       562-229-7840

Magnet Tour: March 2nd, 11th, 18th & 25th @ 5:30PM

Elliott logo

Elliott Elementary- World Navigators, A Global Studies and Technology Magnet School

Principal: Fran Barron    562-229-7850

Magnet Tour: February 26th @ 1:00 PM & March 1st @ 5:30 PM

Furgeson logo

Furgeson Elementary- Academy of Communications and Technology Magnet School

Principal: Alejandro Gutierrez     562-229-7855

Magnet Tour: March 24th @ 5:00 PM

Hawaiian ES logo

Hawaiian Elementary- Hawaiian Eagles STEM Academy- Every Child SOARs!

Principal: Mayra Lozano     562-229-7865

Magnet Tour: March 5th @ 10:30 AM & March 8th @ 5:30 PM

Juarez Es logo

Juarez Academy- Academy of Engineering and Technology

Principal: Christina Balbuena     562-229-7870

Magnet Tour: March 17th @ 10:00 AM & 6:00 PM

Kennedy Es logo

Kennedy Elementary- Academy of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math 

Principal: Melissa Christensen     562-229-7875

Magnet Tour: March 11th @ 9:00 AM & 6:30 PM

Leal Es logo

Leal Elementary- Visual and Performing Arts Magnet School 

Principal: Paul Andre White     562-229-7880

Magnet Tour: March 4th @ 9:00AM-10:00AM, 12:00-1:00 PM & 6:00PM-7:00PM

Melbourne logo

Melbourne Elementary- School of College Bound Scholars 

Principal: Karina Matir      562-229-7885 

Magnet Tour: March 11th @ 9:00 AM & 6:00 PM


Niemes Logo

Niemes Elementary- School of Environmental Science and Technology Magnet School 

Principal: Meg Jimenez     562-229-7890

Magnet Tour: February 26th @ 9:00AM-10:00AM in (SP) & 10:00AM-11:00AM (ENG).


Nixon logo

Nixon Elementary: Academy of Multimedia Arts Magnet School 

Principal: Dr. Tom Tracy     562-229-7895

Magnet Tour: March 11th & March 18th @ 6:00 PM


Palms logo

Palms Elementary- Accelerated Learning Academy Magnet School

Principal: Julie Yabamoto     562-229-7905

Magnet Tour: March 3rd @ 9:00 AM


Stowers logo

Stowers Elementary- School of International Studies

Principal: Pamela Miller     562-229-7905

Magnet Tour: March 4th @ 1:45 PM & March 11th @ 6:00 PM


Willow logo

Willow Elementary- School of College and Career Readiness

Principal: Eveline Huh     562-229-7910

Magnet Tour: March 12th @ 9:30 AM





Fedde MS logo

Fedde Middle School- International Studies Academy 

Interim Principal: Denise Macias     562-229-7805

Magnet Tour: March 3rd @ 5:30 PM


Haskell logo

Haskell Middle School- Science, Technology, Engineering, Math Academy Magnet School 

Interim Principal: Jose Torices      562-229-7815

Magnet Tour: March 1st @ 5:30 PM


Ross Logo

Ross Middle School- Academy of Creative and Media Arts Magnet School 

Principal: Priscilla Rodriguez     562-229-7785

Magnet Tour: March 2nd @ 6:00 PM & March 11th @ 10:00 AM


Tetzlaff MS logo

Tetzlaff Middle School- Accelerated Learning Academy Magnet School

Principal: Tuesday Stoffers     562-229-7795

Magnet Tour: February 9th & 11th @ 10:00AM & 6:00 PM


Artesia HS logo

Artesia High School- Accelerated Learning Academy Magnet School

Principal: Sergio Garcia     562-229-7700

Magnet Tour: February 26th & March 3rd


Gahr HS logo

Gahr High School- STEM Magnet School

Principal: Dr. Ricardo Lois     562-229-7730

Magnet Tour:  March 1st @ 5:00 PM





Child Development logo

Extended Day Program- is offered at individual school sites and offers a safe and enriched environment for students both before and after the regular school day.  

Supervisor: Tom Woodward     562-229-7985

Child Development- EDP Site

Migrant education logo

Migrant Education Program- Supports migrant students in achieving high academic standards and prepares them for responsible citizenship, future learning, and productive employment by giving them access to high-quality supplemental supports and services.


District Program Specialist: Maria Perez-Brena     562-229-7700


Migrant Education Program Site




In ABC Unified School District, we understand that the choices you make today about your children’s education will greatly impact their future studies and careers. We know that you, as parents/guardians, want the best possible education for your children, and we feel confident that you will be interested in finding out more about the challenging and innovative curriculum that our Magnet Schools have to offer. This website is an overview of our K-12 ABCUSD 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 to “specialize” in a chosen field or two. Magnet Schools were developed so that children who show aptitude or interest in certain areas such as math, science, engineering, computer science, or the arts have a place to develop those interests to prepare for college. All magnet schools provide programs that are aligned with the California Core Content Standards.

Magnet Schools are available to families residing inside or outside of the ABCUSD boundaries. Families are welcome to apply for their children to attend one of our outstanding magnet schools. 
Select a Magnet School through Schools of Choice
Are you interested in attending a Magnet school in the 2021-22 school year? You can apply to attend any of our 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.
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. However, some specific Special Education services may not be offered at all magnet school sites. For further information, visit the Special Education page. For all education-related programs and services, contact:
Magnet School Programs
(562) 926-5566 ext. 21075

Programs, 504, Title IX:
(562) 926-5566 ext.21120
For Special Education related programs and services:
(562) 926-5566 ext. 21156