Downtown Magnets High School

DOWNTOWN MAGNETS HIGH SCHOOL API IS 826!          DMHS IS A 2013 GOLD MEDAL WINNER AMONG THE BEST 500 HIGH SCHOOLS RECOGNIZED BY THE U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT!       DMHS RECOGNIZED AMONG TOP 25 MOST TRANSFORMATIVE SCHOOLS ACCORDING TO NEWSWEEK!           HOME OF THE SUNS - WHERE OUR STUDENTS ARE STELLAR!


Upcoming Events

Intervention Planning Team
Date: 8/4/2014, 11 AM
Location: Ms. Bain's house
Summer Institute
Date: 8/5/2014, 9 AM 12 PM
Location: Student Union
Faculty Buy-Back Day
Date: 8/6/2014, 8 AM 3 PM
Location: Library
Summer Institute
Date: 8/6/2014, 9 AM 12 PM
Location: Student Union
Faculty Buy-Back Day
Date: 8/7/2014, 8 AM 3 PM
Location: Library
Summer Institute
Date: 8/7/2014, 9 AM 12 PM
Location: Student Union
Pupil Free Day
Date: 8/11/2014
First Day of School!
Date: 8/12/2014
Fall Semester Opening Bell Schedule
Date: 8/12/2014, 7:50 AM 2:57 PM
Location: Advisory + Periods 1-6
Fall Semester Opening Bell Schedule
Date: 8/13/2014, 7:50 AM 2:57 PM
Location: Advisory + Periods 1-6

News & Announcements

Summer CAHSEE Prep
Students who be in the 10th grade next semester will take the CAHSEE. Click here to see some ways to prepare for this English Language Arts and Math exam:
Summer Activities
FREE fun and exciting summertime opportunities are waiting for you! Learn about programs and special events around Los Angeles, on topics such as: Video, Art, Robotics, Writing, Fashion, Gardening, Engineering, Photography, Science, Poetry, Cooking, Swimming, Animals, Coding, and Dance.
Student Film Awarded
Nadine Baylon's animated film, "My Digital Story," was recently awarded a Certificate of Excellence in the Secondary Video Yearbook category at the California Student Media Festival. A letter of congratulations from festival organizers stated that Baylon's film "demonstrated excellence" in "media/technical integration, subject area content, creativity, and innovation." Baylon produced her film in Ms. Hise's AOIT Senior Filmmaking Class.
Engineering Trophy

Engineering Trophy Ms. April Bain's engineering students took second place at Raytheon's 13th Annual Engineer Games in February. They also won first place for the math component of the competition. The trophy is engraved with our school name, Downtown Magnets High School.
Summer Jobs and Workshops for Teens
Check out the summer jobs and job skills summer workshops offered by Hire LA's Youth and the Los Angeles Public Library. Click on the headline above for links.
U.S. News & World Report Rates DMHS as a Best High School
In April 2014, DMHS was rated as one of the top 500 high schools in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. This gold status was awarded for DMHS students' high quality of college-readiness as reflected in higher than average state test scores for our least advantaged students and a high participation and pass rate on Advanced Placement exams.
DMHS Students Win Top Honors in Oratory
Three DMHS students - Slavi Arnaudov, Lynie Wong, and Eleanor Skladman - won first, second, and third place awards respectively at the Japanese American Optimist Club’s annual oratorical contest on March 5th. If they win at the Optimist International’s zone-level competition on April 30, they will have the opportunity to compete for up to $2,500 in scholarships.
7th Annual Immigrant Youth Empowerment Conference - May 24
The 7th Annual Immigrant Youth Empowerment Conference is a free daylong event that consists of various workshops that will educate, empower, and provide attendees with important information on how undocumented youth can pursue higher education and create change to better their communities. The conference will also provide immigrant youth the opportunity to become part of a nationwide network of undocumented students and allies. Attendees will also become eligible for the IYEC Scholarship by attending the conference.

The conference runs from 10am - 5pm at UCLA on Saturday, May 24th.
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