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About our Magnet

The Humanities Magnet was established in 1981 to address the inequities that resulted from segregation.  Ever since our founding, we have offered an interdisciplinary liberal arts curriculum emphasizing activities designed to strengthen a student’s cultural literacy, critical thinking skills and his ability to articulate complex ideas.

What makes our program unique? 

  • 9th grade: Humanities Wheel and Ancient Civilization
  • 11th Grade: All students take Art History
  • AP Classes: English Language, English Literature, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Environmental Science, Calculus, Studio Art, Drawing, Music Theory, Statistics, Spanish Language, Spanish Literature, French, Human Geography, Government, Economics, Psychology, Computer Science and more
  • Additional unique course offerings include:
    • Languages: Spanish, French, Sign Language, Arabic
    • YES Program: Youth Empowerment Seminar
    • African Art
    • Mexican-American and African-American Literature
  • Senior Projects: Culminating project and exhibition which reflect student interests and their experiences in the Humanities Magnet with a Humanities Faculty Member as their advisor
  • Teachers who teach multiple grade levels and classes to get to know students better
  • Small class sizes, 37 students maximum per Magnet class and 26 Maximum in Humanities, 9th and 11th grades English
  • Small Magnet on a comprehensive high school campus
    • Approximately 380 students
    • Thirteen teachers
    • Three fulltime professionals outside of the classroom (coordinator, counselor and office assistant
    • Allows us to meet students’ needs, both personal and academic
    • Develop a special sense of community with shared values that encourage high expectations