Where Magnet Programs Are

Here are some of the magnet school programs available in Orange County:

* Orange County High School of the Arts, Los Alamitos High School, Los Alamitos. Focus on the performing arts. (714) 536-8597.

* Troy Tech, Troy High School, Fullerton. Focus on math, science and technology. (714) 870-3614.

* School for the Performing Arts, Huntington Beach High School, Huntington Beach. Focus on the performing arts. (714) 536-2514, Ext. 334.

* Heritage of the Americas, La Habra High School, La Habra. Focus on the humanities. (310) 905-0907.

* Greenville Fundamental School, Santa Ana. Focus on patriotism, character development and discipline. (714) 557-9117.

* Medical Careers, Sonora High School, La Habra. A two-year program focusing on health-care training. (310) 905-9800.


A number of high schools also offer an International Baccalaureate curriculum, whose objectives are "to provide students with a balanced education; to facilitate geographic and cultural mobility, and to promote international understanding through a shared academic experience," as one catalogue describes it. Students who complete the program receive a diploma from the International Baccalaureate Organization in Geneva.

Here are some of the schools offering the curriculum:

* Troy High School, Fullerton. (714) 870-3615.

* Ocean View High School, Huntington Beach. (714) 848-0656, Ext. 203

* Canyon High School, Anaheim. (714) 532-8000.

* Sonora High School, La Habra. (310) 905-9800.

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