• Disney Spirit Day! Friday, October 7th. See Student Council with any questions. 
  • Magnet High School Night, October 20th at 6:30pm, in the library featuring student speakers from North Hollywood, Taft STEAM, and Cleveland.
  • Science Fair tutoring available after school 3-4pm every Monday except on school holidays, Room 156 with Mrs. Shah. 

In The News

  • Portola Magnet Student Council 2016-2017 Yesterday, June 9th, we had our outstanding Class of 2016 graduate! Today, Friday, June 10th is not only the last day of school, but it is the day where we see the great students applying to be in Magnet Student Council for the 2016-2017 School Year. They read their speeches today in the MPR, for all 6th and 7th grade magnet students. The students then voted. All the applicants were extremely qualified for their positions with excellent speeches, but, only one man (or woman) can win the spots. Here are the winners of todays election, and the Official Members of the 2016-2017 Magnet Student Council! President: Carter WhetstoneVice President: Cassidy DalvaTreasurer: Mane BerikyanSecretary: Emma Bartholomew ...
    Posted Jun 10, 2016, 2:10 PM by Niko Gevorgian
  • Culmination Dear 8th Grade Families, Today, Thursday, June 9th, 2016, your child (or children), has participated in the Culmination for the Portola HGM Class of 2016! Congratulations to all our graduates, and good luck in High School! We had several different awards presented to many different students today, such as our American Math Competition (AMC) 8 and 10, our LA Science Fair Awards, Presidential Awards, Valedictorian Awards, and our Outstanding Graduate Awards. We also had 2 special guests joining us today, LAUSD Superintendent, Michelle King, as well as LAUSD Board President and Local District 4 Superintendent, Steve Zimmer! Ms. King presented a special Outstanding Character Award to our Student Council Historian, Niko Gevorgian for inviting her, as well as for being ...
    Posted Jun 9, 2016, 4:00 PM by Niko Gevorgian
  • 8th Grade Sweat Shirts ATTENTION ALL 8TH GRADE STUDENTS: The end is approaching. The day where you will walk across our MPR's stage for the final time. Don't you want to remember Portola HGM and all your wonderful friends? Then print the attached order form, attach $30,and turn it in to the magnet office, your home room teacher, or any Student Council member, and you will receive our magnet 8th grade sweat shirt! It will be a sweater in Deep Purple ONLY, with white writing. Plus, the logo on the front of the shirt will not be the one that won our contest, nor the one in the top left corner of this page, but one designed by our own 8th ...
    Posted Apr 12, 2016, 7:21 PM by Niko Gevorgian
  • Open House and other Announcements ATTENTION ALL PARENTS, STUDENTS, AND TEACHERS!! Portola Middle School is proud to announce that we are having Open House! Open House will be Thursday, March 17, from 5PM to 7PM. The teachers will open their doors around 5:30 PM. You will have the opportunity to purchase food and drinks, as well as visit Mrs. Nelson's Book Fair! You will also have the chance to visit other amazing booths, such as Yearbook Booth, and Magnet Student Council Booth. And, you will have the chance to schedule parent conferences with teachers. Speaking of open house, we are having early dismissal days on Thursday, March 17 (for teachers to prepare for open house), and Friday, March 18 (for teachers to have ...
    Posted Mar 14, 2016, 6:54 PM by Niko Gevorgian
  • Persian New Year This message will be repeated in Farsi. این پیام خواهد شد به زبان فارسی تکرار Hello Portola families. Tomorrow, Friday, March 11, our leadership students in partnership with the friends of Portola will be hosting a special lunch time assembly in celebration of Norouz, which is the Persian New Year. The celebration will be held from 12:30 to 1:00 during lunch, in the MPR. Parents are invited to join the festivities which will include traditional music dancing and a beautiful display of the traditional Norouz festivities. We hope to see everyone there!سلام خانواده پورتولا. فردا، جمعه، مارس 11، دانش آموزان رهبری ما در همکاری با دوستان از پورتولا خواهد شد میزبانی وقت ناهار مجمع ویژه در جشن ...
    Posted Mar 10, 2016, 5:46 PM by Niko Gevorgian
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About Us-Portola HGM

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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