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  • Magnet Parents Meeting - Sept. 17 Tonight's Magnet Parents Meeting agenda will include:    * Magnet Picnic    * Afterschool programs    * Teacher requests recently funded and future requests under consideration    * Students missing from roster    * Recap for those who missed the important 1st Parent meeting  See you there!  Magnet Parents Meeting  Wednesday, September 17  7 PM  Portola Library  Our meetings are generally 3rd Wednesdays of most months.  Please check the Calendar above for important dates. 
    Posted Sep 16, 2014, 11:51 PM by Quynh Nguyen
  • Magnet Afterschool Enrichment Fall 2014 The MPA, in conjunction with our teachers, would like to offer some exciting after-school activities for Magnet students.  Please turn in the attached registration form and payment by Friday, Sept. 19, to your Homeroom teacher.  Space is limited, so admission is based on first registrations received. In some cases, classes must have a minimum number of students to be taught.  You will be notified by email whether your class will be offered.  If class is cancelled or already full, your payment will be refunded.   There is no late bus, so parents are responsible for picking up their children after class. No classes will be held on Thanksgiving week and on Sept. 25, when school is closed ...
    Posted Sep 17, 2014, 12:09 AM by Quynh Nguyen
  • Making history at California State Science Fair On April 28-29, seven of our HGM students competed at the 2014 California State Science Fair and delivered the strongest results in the history of Portola HGM!  In addition, our own Mrs. Shah was one of three finalists for Teacher of the Year.   Please join us in congratulating our students and teacher!  Category awards:  Sophia Hewitt  2nd Place in Pharmacology / Toxicology  Ella Michaels  3rd Place in Microbiology (General)  Isaiah O'Neal  Honorable Mention in Plant Biology  Ben Schall  Honorable Mention in Behavioral & Social Sciences  Participants:  Muchang Bahng  Max Repass  Jack Standish
    Posted May 28, 2014, 9:19 PM by Quynh Nguyen
  • Common Core Parent Meeting Tonight! At 6 pm tonight in the Multi Purpose Room, we will host a presentation on the Common Core State Standards. The adoption of the Common Core standards has resulted in significant changes to our instructional program, course offerings in mathematics, and standardized testing. Please join us tomorrow night to learn more about the Common Core Standards and the changes that you can expect to see in our program next year. 
    Posted May 22, 2014, 11:07 AM by Andrew Hyman
  • MPA Board Elections for 2014-2015 School Year Nominations are now open for Board positions for the next school year.  This is an exciting opportunity for parents to get directly involved in the running of our Parent's Association and we encourage all to consider running for the board.  If you would like to run for one of the five open spots we have for parents of students who will be in 7th or 8th grade next year. (current 6th and 7th graders), please reply to this message with your name as you would like it to appear on the ballot, the grade your student will be in next year, and 1-2 sentences about why you would like to run, or what you would like to accomplish ...
    Posted Apr 25, 2014, 1:45 PM by Andrew Hyman
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Portola Highly Gifted Magnet
The Portola Highly Gifted Magnet is the only middle-school program in the Los Angeles Unified School District exclusively dedicated to the education of highly gifted students, and one of the few programs across the United States, public or private, to do so.  Students enrolled in the Portola Highly Gifted Magnet benefit from an accelerated academic curriculum taught in a nurturing environment.  In addition to core classes, Portola HGM students learn about the world around them through enrichment trips, extra-curricular activities and through its diverse student population. 

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