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Magnet Applications

The Magnet Choices Applications are available each year in October with a deadline in November. 

Click the link below for more information and to apply. If you have any questions, please contact our main office or to apply in person.

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S.T.E.A.M. Magnet

welcome to taper avenue s.t.e.a.m Magnet!

Our Mission


The mission of Taper S.T.E.A.M Magnet is to prepare students, through rigorous and relevant content, to be productive and successful citizens by developing a strong work ethic and the higher level critical thinking skills needed to solve problems in the real world: Educating our students to lead and succeed. The innovation and creativity in our program's STEAM education aims to bridge student learning in the classroom to real world issues of our coastal communities and global awareness of our international Port of Los Angeles. The objective of the program is to educate the students to become critical thinkers who are able to apply their knowledge of science, technology, engineering, arts, and math into our society. The students will gain this knowledge by improving their problem solving skills, creative thinking skills, decision making skills, and relationships with others. The educational program will enhance this ability to make correct choices about how to use their technological knowledge in a society that is becoming increasingly more run by technology.




Our Magnet program has a capacity of roughly 164 students in grades K-5.  Each year students are added to the program primarily in Kindergarten, additional students are added based on availability. 

All students receive instruction in self-contained settings.  Teachers collaborate to discuss curriculum and teaching strategies.  In addition to collaboration amongst Magnet teachers they also work closely with teachers within the regular Taper Avenue School.  Magnet students are frequently integrated with the students in regular Taper Avenue.  This cohesiveness allows teachers to improve their teaching and provides better education for all of Taper’s students.                      

Magnet Program


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