magnet icon 1857106 CANOGA PARK HS (Communication Arts/Media)

1857106 CANOGA PARK HS (Communication Arts/Media)

Detailed Information:
General Theme Description:
Communication Arts (journalism, radio-television broadcasting, theatre, video/film production, computers, digital arts and advertising) prepares students to acquire and accurately use information and communication technologies equipping them to effectively communicate orally, in writing, and through multimedia formats. Magnets infuse technology throughout the curriculum to create exciting and rigorous programs.
(818) 673-1300
Program Capacity 2018-2019:
Applications Received 2017-2018:
Openings 2018-2019:
Success Secret:
The 2017-18 school year introduced a newly redesigned magnet program at Canoga Park High School; Communication, Arts & Media (CAM). The centerpiece of CAM magnet is the new $5 million BAIT digital media studio complex and its dazzling array of state-of-the-art equipment for photo and video production, professional lighting and audio engineering, and green screen technology. The CAM program offers students a choice of pathways to prepare for college and careers in such diverse fields as photography, video production, audio engineering, cinematography, film writing and directing, photo/video/broadcast journalism, advertising, public relations, and graphic arts.
Tour Information:
School tours are offered every Tuesday at 9:00 AM or by appointment. Please contact Magnet Coordinator Curtis Ward at (818) 673-1341 or to make a tour reservation.
Magnet Vision:
The vision of Canoga Park High School's Communications, Arts and Media Magnet is to give students access to high-quality tools for 21st century global communication and creative expression; to develop in them the skills to convey original ideas in print, audio, and visual media; and to promote civic engagement and social action by creating opportunities for student voices to give commentary on issues that affect their lives. A educators, we are preparing students to become productive citizens and industrious workers, in many cases for jobs that don't yet exist. For these 21st century students, the project-based learning and contructivist methodology at the core of this magnet program will enable them to be active participants in their education, and better prepare them for challenges they will face in post-secondary education and pursing rewarding careers in the modern work force.
Magnet Mission:
Academic/Career Pathways:
Our interdisciplinary and project-based learning model offers students four sequential courses in the Communications, Arts & Media pathway: Intro to Media, Photography 1, Video Production 1 - Delivering the Message, and Video Production 2 - Refining the Message.
Academic Competition Teams:
Academic Decathlon and World Scholar's Cup
Athletic Teams:
American Football, Cross country, Girls Volleyball, Boys Basketball, Girls Basketball, Boys Soccer, Girls Soccer, Boys Wrestling, Girls wrestling, Baseball, Softball, Boys Swimming, Girls Swimming, Boys Track and Field, Girls Track and Field, Boys Volleyball
Community Partnerships:
KCRW, NPR, USC, Los Angeles Pierce College, Bridge to the Future Scholars program with CSUN, where 25 Canoga Park HS students receive full tuition scholarships to attend CSUN.
Advanced Placement (AP) Course Offerings:
Calculus AB, Chemistry, Psychology, United States History, World History, English Language and Composition, English Literature and Composition, Comparative Government and Politics, Environmental Science, Spanish Language and Culture
International Baccalaureate (IB) Program:
After-School Programs:
Student Television Network, Cyber Patriots, Boys and Girls Club
Other Theme-Based Activities:
Canoga Park High School Magnet Alumni and Boosters Club hosts a Pancake Breakfast and Art Show every Spring, in which over 30 local schools bring performers and submit a variety of forms of artwork.
Wall of Fame/Notable Alumni: