Verdugo Hills High School

Introduction to the Magnet Schools



Great News for LAUSD Magnets!


“…for the third year in a row, student performance at magnets topped those at charters, all LA Unified schools, and the state average.”

– LA School Report. October 23, 2017.  Favot, Sarah.

To read the entire study, click here.

Welcome to Verdugo Hills High School and our magnets, the Science Technology Engineering Math and Media (STEMM) Magnet and the Visual and Performing Arts (VAPA) Magnet.


Both programs give our magnet students the great advantages of a small, elite, and specialized school with the huge advantages of a large, comprehensive high school. Both magnets offer specialized curriculums with unique attributes such as job shadows, internships, junior and senior recitals/showcases, engaging freshmen introductory courses, and more! 

Drop by and see us. And then enroll through the LAUSD Choices website.


STEMM Magnet Office: Room 149, 818-951-5464

Kurt Berg, STEMM Magnet Coordinator (
Diane Chavez, STEMM Magnet Counselor (

VAPA Magnet Office: Room 159, 818-951-5426

Gricelda Lepe, VAPA Magnet Counselor (

Amanda Swann, VAPA Magnet Coordinator (



E-Choices Brochure and LATE Application Window Opens: February 1, 2018



Call to set up a tour:

Science Technology Engineering Math and Media Magnet (818)951-5476

Visual & Performing Arts Magnet (818)951-5426

Apply to our magnet schools at eChoices by clicking below.