The Science/Technology/Math Magnet provides a curriculum designed for students with high-level academic skills and a keen interest in fields that demand a solid background in mathematics and science such as engineering, marine science, medicine, electronics, computer science, biology, chemistry and physics. This magnet is for students who are looking for a more challenging atmosphere and desire for advanced study. This competitive model simulates the activity faced by students at the university level. Teachers in the magnet teach in their field of specialization and present students with a course of study that exceeds the requirements of the California Model Curriculum and fully prepares students for entrance into the University of California system, making this a much sought-after magnet center.
Consistently ranked as one of America's Best High Schools, Van Nuys HS has one of the largest Advanced Placement programs in the state with consistently high exam pass rates in LAUSD. Our SAT scores have remained amongst the highest in the district, according to US News and World Report. Van Nuys is a Silver Academic Achievement school. We are exceedingly proud that our graduates are regularly accepted into the most competitive universities in the nation. There are many opportunities for students to have a well-rounded educational experience, preparing them for future success.