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Magnet schools offer students a unique opportunity for in-depth studies in a specific area of interest. Magnet schools attract a wide-range of students, creating richly diverse learning environments. San Diego Unified School District's theme based Magnet options include:

  • Communications & Community Leadership
  • Creative, Visual & Performing Arts
  • Global Citizenship/ PAIDEIA School
  • International Studies & International Baccalaureate
  • Language Enrichment & Language Continuity
  • STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics) & STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Mathematics)

See the list of San Diego Unified Magnet Schools.

The primary purpose of a magnet is to reduce minority group isolation and to close the achievement gap. San Diego Unified magnet schools have four purposes:

  • Diversity as an aspirational goal
  • Improved achievement for all students
  • Distinctive curriculum or educational approach
  • Attract students from outside assigned neighborhood attendance zones

San Diego Unified holds a district membership in Magnet Schools of America (MSA), the leading source for information on public school magnet programs. MSA provides leadership for innovative instructional programs that promote equity, diversity and academic excellence for all students.

For more information about enrolling in a magnet school, contact Enrollment Options (619) 260-2410.

You may also contact the school directly.

APPLICATIONS ARE ACCEPTED THE FIRST WEEK OF OCTOBER THROUGH MID NOVEMBER FOR THE UPCOMING SCHOOL YEAR

The Online Application Window for the 2021-22 School Year begins on Oct 5th and ends on November 16th.

OFFICE OF SCHOOL INNOVATIONS CONTACTS:

Maria Nichols
Director, Office of School Innovations
San Diego Unified School District
Revere Center, Rm. 15
6735 Gifford Way
San Diego, CA 92111
858-221-5745

Sarah Trueblood
Program Manager, Office of School Innovations

Rob Corona
MSAP STEAM Resource Teacher

Jeralyn Johnson
MSAP STEAM Resource Teacher

 MAGNET NEWS

Visit our newest Magnet STEAM Schools

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Neighborhood Schools and Enrollment Options Hours:
8am - 5pm, Mon - Fri
(619) 260-2410
4100 Normal Street,
Annex 12
San Diego, CA 92103

The NSEO office is currently closed at this time due to COVID-19, however, all staff are working remotely. You may also contact us by email or request a virtual meeting with an enrollment representative. For more information click on link "Contact Us"

Magnet Tours

Magnet Schools proudly offer tours to assist you in choosing your school. Visit Select A School to find out more.

2021-22 Enrollment Options Guide