Program

The North Hollywood High School Zoo Magnet Center inspires and develops our students’ interests in biological and zoological sciences by providing relevant, hands-on instruction to extend learning beyond the classroom. The Zoo Magnet is recognized by the American Association of Zookeepers as one of only six high schools in the nation partnered with the a working zoo. Our close proximity and ongoing collaboration with the Los Angeles Zoo, Autry Museum of the American West, and Griffith Park Rangers facilitates implementation of unique internships, animal science courses, and interdisciplinary, magnet-themed curriculum.


Our curriculum, dedicated staff and hard working students have helped us reach a 100% graduation rate. Our 2017 graduating class of 61 students earned over $550,000 in scholarships. 95% went on to a college or a university, with 87% attending a 4-year university.


In 2019, the Zoo Magnet was nationally recognized as a Magnet School of Distinction for our commitment to high academic standards, school diversity, specialized curricula and instruction, family engagement, and community partnerships. We have also been recognized by LAUSD as an Excelling Magnet for 2018 and 2019 based on SBAC (Smarter Balanced Assessment exam) results, attendance and the number of Honors and AP Courses offered.

Mission

We will graduate students who will be responsible, well-rounded citizens who have mastered the Common Core and Next Generation Science Standards. We will prepare historically, ethnically, and racially underrepresented students for success in college, university, and employment in the fields of biological and zoological sciences.


Vision

Our students will think critically about science, policy, people and the environment and become agents of change. The North Hollywood Zoo Magnet Center will inspire excellence, intellectual curiosity, respect for diversity, and active citizenship.


Courses

Our academically rigorous program features a full core curricula that meets or exceeds university A-G requirements. As the only biological science magnet in the district and one of only 6 high schools in the nation with a partnership recognized by the American Association of Zookeepers, we offer 20 exciting science electives including Animal Husbandry, Animal Behavior and Animal Science. Since our students have the opportunity to take courses on 2 campuses, student also have the opportunity to select from 23 Advanced Placement courses including AP Biology, AP Environmental Science, and AP Chemistry. Click here for a detailed list of our courses.