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First day of school is on Thursday, August 17th. School begins at 8:30am and dismissal is at 1:15pm. Zero period will begin on Friday, August 18th at 7:39am. Friday, August 18th will have regular dismissal at 3:00pm.
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Academics » Magnet Program: Science, Technology & Engineering

Magnet Program: Science, Technology & Engineering


Hutchinson's STEM Magnet Program is an introduction to engineering principles and a pathway into the Engineering Academy at La Mirada High School.  Our sequence of courses begins in 6th grade and have PLTW: Project Lead the Way component.  If you would like to apply for our Magnet Program, the application is below.  You can email the completed form to or or bring it to our front office.





The focus of the course is on the importance and impact of energy, alternative energy sources, energy consumption through energy efficiency, and demonstrating different energy concepts. Students will build CO2 dragsters, survival shelters, mouse trap cars, and solar cars.  




The focus of the course is on mechanical systems, energy transfer, machine automation, computer control systems, and programming basic robot behaviors including using motors, sensors, and programming language. Students will build structural bridges and programming with VEX Robotics.





The focus of the course is on the engineering design process and tools, including basic programming skills. Students will sketch isometric designs, use computer graphic design software to build the design, and then create a three-dimensional model of it using a 3D printer. Students will also program VEX Robotics and drones.