Not just college ready... College Confident
Our magnet strives to offer the students in the Environmental & Natural Science Magnet a curriculum that will prepare them to be familiar with college level research and to solve the global environmental problems of the 21st century. Students will have access to LMU research opportunities though our LMU Family of Schools relationship, outdoor learning labs such as our aquaponics system and student-sustained garden, college level research equipment for on-campus botanical and ecology studies, and complex local ecosystems like the Ballona Wetlands.
The teachers in the magnet, regardless of the discipline, offer environmentally themed curriculum, field trips and project opportunities.
The elective pathways support work or research skills in areas that support current and future environmental issues.
Check out the ENS Prezi Presentation in the Magnet Resources Locker.
Electives & Advanced Courses
Students will have access to an extensive array of A-G courses, including thematically-aligned courses related to environmental and natural science. We offer courses such as Green Construction, which has an emphasis on sustainable building materials and alternative energy utilization, Plant and Soil Science, which emphasizes urban gardens and different kinds of soil abatement techniques, and AP Environmental Science. These courses can help students prepare themselves for careers related to global environmental issues and local ecosystems or get a solid foundational knowledge of current global issues.