Highly Gifted Magnet » Overview

Overview

Portola Highly Gifted Magnet, established in 1979, shares the campus of Portola Middle School. It is the only middle school program in LAUSD designed specifically to meet the needs of highly gifted students.  It is a well-rounded, academically rigorous program that emphasizes problem-solving, critical thinking, and establishing a growth mindset.
 
Our highly gifted magnet school has been deemed an "Excelling School" by the Los Angeles Unified School District. This designation means that more than 75% of our students score in the "Exceeding" range in both English Language Arts (ELA) and Math on the annual testing administered by the state of California. The magnet program focuses on accelerated, in-depth coursework in history, language arts, mathematics, and science. 
 
FALL 2023 IN-PERSON TOUR DATES
Thursday, October 5, 2023 8:15 AM - 10:15 AM
Thursday, October 12, 2023 8:15 AM - 10:15 AM
Thursday, October 26, 2023 8:15 AM - 10:15 AM
Thursday, November 2, 2023 8:15 AM - 10:15 AM
Thursday, November 9, 2023 8:15 AM - 10:15 AM
 
HIGHLY GIFTED MAGNET NIGHT TOUR EXPERIENCE
Wednesday, October 18, 2023 5:30PM - 7:00PM
 
VIRTUAL TOUR/LIVE Q&A ON ZOOM
Monday, November 13, 2023 5:00PM - 6:15PM
 
To sign up for a tour, please visit here: https://bit.ly/HGMTours2023
 
If you have any questions about our outstanding highly gifted magnet program, feel free to give us a call at (818) 654-3355 or send an email to [email protected]. Our Magnet Coordinator, Ms. Altamira, will be happy to answer any questions you may have.