• Magnet Programs

    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.