ABC Magnet Schools

ABC USD Magnet Schools Fair

Our annual Magnet Fair is on Thursday February 7, 2019 at the ABC District Office. The doors open at 6:00pm and representatives from the 16 Magnet schools will be available to answer questions until 8:00pm.  A Parent Information Meeting is scheduled for 7:20pm in the District Boardroom. Please join us to learn about our exceptional schools.


16700 Norwalk Blvd.

Cerritos, CA 90703

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 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 inside 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. 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
Dr. Beth Bray
(562) 926-5566 ext. 21075

Programs, 504, Title IX:
Melinda Ortiz, Director of Schools
(562) 926-5566 ext.21120
For Special Education related programs and services:
Rochelle Chavez, Director of Pupil Support Services
(562) 926-5566 ext. 21156
Select a Magnet School through Schools of Choice
Are you interested in attending a Magnet school in the 2019-2020 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.