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The application window for the 2018-2019 school year has closed. LAUSD will send acceptance and waitlist letters the last week of March.


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Latest News

GRoW @ Annenberg Honors the Magnet with a $15,000 Grant

Thank you GRoW @ Annenberg for recognizing the Magnet’s educational excellence!

MPA Weekly Update (Feb. 19-Mar. 2)

Read this week’s MPA Update from our parent president, Susan Yoon Borison.

COREchella 2018!

Get ready for COREchella 2017 on April 6, 2018. Doors open @ 5pm.

Article of the Month

This month there are two articles near and dear to the Magnet’s heart. Enjoy!

National Merit Award Winner!

Magnet Schools of America honors Cleveland Humanities Magnet as a School of Excellence!


  • 9th Grade

    In the context of a global perspective, students explore geography, the diversity of cultural expressions and the effects globalization has on nature, societies, and the individual. Students then apply this to the Australian Aboriginal, Mexican, South African and Chinese cultures. A major part of each unit is an emphasis on critical thinking and essay writing.

  • 10th Grade

    Core 10 is, put simply, a survey of the development of Western Civilization, including the role of religion in all of these civilizations. We begin with the birth of Western thought in Greece and then analyze its progression up to and including the VERY EARLY Twentieth Century.

  • 11th Grade

    “One of the fundamental questions of our day is whether the tradition of struggle…the struggle for decency and dignity, for freedom and democracy…can be preserved and expanded.” We will explore that struggle historically and personally as a way of preserving and expanding our identities as members of a democracy and of the larger human community.

  • 12th Grade

    What is a human being? What can a human being know? We discuss the ideas of Montaigne, Shakespeare, Descartes, Hume, Marx, Darwin, Stendhal, Nietzsche, Freud, Sartre, Vonnegut, Ravitch, Foucault, Rorty, E.O. Wilson, Rousseau, Wordsworth, and Nussbaum, but we haven’t reached any definitive answers and expect students to come up with their own.