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About Vena Magnet

Vena Gifted/High Ability Magnet

The Gifted/High Ability Magnet Center at Vena Avenue Elementary School was created in 1978 to minimize the effects of racial isolation and fulfill the unique academic, social, and emotional needs of gifted and high achieving students.  The magnet consists of 7 classes operating within Vena Avenue Elementary.  Currently, we have one 2nd Grade, two 3rd Grades, two 4th Grades and two 5th Grades.

The magnet provides a comprehensive core curriculum differentiated by the students’ talents, needs, and interests; various learning modes; and state standards for instruction and Gifted/Talented compliance.

Approximately 40% of the students are identified gifted.  The remaining students who have not been identified gifted have been recommended by their principals, teachers, or advisors as being high achievers based on performance on standardized tests and meet LAUSD criteria based on higher level thinking skills.

Vena is organized under the 60:40 integration model.  Concerted effort is made to remain culturally diverse and to identify and recruit students from varied racial, ethnic, language, and cultural groups.

School Tours—Please contact the magnet coordinator at (818)896-9551 to schedule a tour of our campus.