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.