One program that sets Phoenix Union High School District apart from every other school district in Arizona is its extensive Magnet program. There are 11 Magnet programs at six campuses, available to all students who reside within the District boundaries. Created in 1985 in response to a desegregation order, these specialized magnets feature the most innovative education resources available, as well as university, community college and industry support. From the prestigious International Baccalaureate program to Metro Tech's four-year Career and Technical Education, Phoenix Union's Magnet programs offer unparalleled educational opportunities based on students' interests and talents.
Aviation/Aerospace Education - South Mountain High School
Computer Studies - Carl Hayden Community High School
International Baccalaureate - North High School*
Global Studies - Central High School
Law-Related Studies - South Mountain High School
Marine Studies - Carl Hayden Community High School
Medical & Health Studies - Alhambra High School
Metro Tech High School
Multimedia Communications - South Mountain High School
Performing Arts - The Academies at South Mountain
Visual Arts - The Academies at South Mountain*Betty Fairfax also has an International Baccalaureate program but it is not considered a part of the Magnet programs at PXU.