Each magnet school focuses one of the following themes:
Alternative Schools - Focus on cultural and ethnic diversity, independent thinking, and active parent participation, to help students grow in self-esteem and academic skills through cooperative learning, independent projects, critical thinking activities, and volunteer projects
Centers for Enriched Studies (only two in the district) - Emphasize creative/critical thinking in all disciplines. Los Angeles Center for Enriched Studies (LACES) has grades 6-12. Sherman Oaks Center for Enriched Studies (SOCES) has grades 4-12.
Communication Arts (journalism, radio-television broadcasting, theatre, video/film production, computers, digital arts, advertising) - Curriculum integrated with technology to create exciting and rigorous programs. Most facilities have state-of-the-art classrooms/studios.
Fine, Performing and Visual Arts - Specialized curriculum/intensive training in a particular art where student shows signs of artistic ability or the potential for growth.
Foreign Language - Explore the world of language, international studies, economics, and business, and learn to appreciate/understand ethnic and cultural similarities/differences.
Gifted & High Ability - For students who demonstrate ability to work two years above grade level in academic subjects.
Global Awareness - Students study world issues from an environmental perspective, reflecting on cultural diversity, global economics, politics, and real life issues.
Highly Gifted - Groups students to allow for a demanding broad-based academic program, with emphasis on problem solving and the development of higher level thinking skills as well as positive social emotional growth. Students scoring at 99.5%+ on an LAUSD intellectual assessment are eligible; priority is given to students with scores of 99.9%.
Humanities - Interdisciplinary approach to increase student awareness of and appreciation for the world.
Law/Government/Police Academies - Designed to prepare young people who wish to pursue careers in law, police science, criminology, forensics and related fields. Most schools feature state-of-the-art courtrooms, law libraries, and access to the latest technology.
Math/Science/Technology - Programs are geared to the student interest in mathematics, science, and computer technology.
Medical and Health Careers - Programs emphasize activity-based instruction and learning experiences at major hospitals, health care facilities, universities, and science research laboratories, to prepare future doctors, scientists and allied health professionals.
You can check out all of the magnet schools here.