Baton Rouge Magnet High School
Baton Rouge High School became a dedicated magnet high school in 1976 with the mission of raising standards and developing the artistic talents of its students. Academically, the school provides the opportunity to build a solid college preparatory background. The school offers fifty-six Honors, Advanced Placement, and Dual Enrollment courses that motivate students to excel beyond the normal challenge at each grade level. With the added benefit of earning early college credits, the school is unique in that it is the only high school in the nation with both streaming AM and FM student-operated stations. Students who enjoy creative venues can find a vehicle for their talents in both the regular and talented arts programs. Competition is at its best at BRMHS, and as it continues the tradition of having students recognized by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation and the Commission on Presidential Scholars. Although students do not have the traditional baseball, basketball, and football programs, students do have the opportunity to participate in field varsity teams for both boys and girls in track, cross country, swimming, golf, bowling, soccer, gymnastics, wrestling, tennis, powerlifting, and volleyball. BRMHS has won state championships in a number of these interscholastic sports.
“The legacy of excellence” continues at Baton Rouge Magnet High School. The facility of more than 360,000 square feet has an amazing program of an impressive library-media center, gymnastics facility, professional track, state-of-the art radio and television studios, along with an amphitheater and two black box theaters. The students bring, along with their academic prowess, a wealth of cultural backgrounds and richness of experience, unmatched by any other high school in the district. Continuing to build on the legacy of excellence established so many years ago, BRMHS is the place to train students for a world filled with challenges but vibrating with promise.
FROM THE PRINCIPAL
Under the leadership of Nanette McCann, Baton Rouge Magnet High School has become the beacon of education among private and public high schools in the state of Louisiana. Under her leadership at BRMHS, she has earned numerous awards: local, state and national, including National Magnet Principal of the Year and Louisiana State Principal of the Year. Because of her leadership and guidance, BRMHS has become a model for character education as well as academic success. She has a commitment to excellence, which is evident not only in the outstanding performance of her students but the professional success of her staff. She has led the school in receiving two National Blue Ribbon Awards and twelve Magnet Schools of America School of Distinction and Excellence Awards.
Principal McCann is not the only outstanding leader at Baton Rouge Magnet High School, Associate Principals Louis Moore, Shaun Feinberg, and Ed Hunter also makeup the Administrative team.
THE CURRICULUM OFFERS
32 Advanced Placement Courses
20 Honor Courses
4 Dual Enrollment Courses
34 Art, Theater, Music, and Dance Courses
13 Talented Art, Music, and Drama Courses
Latin, Spanish, French, German, and Chinese Courses
30 Business, Technical, and Computer Science Courses
2 Robotics Courses
Lifetime Sports – Ballet, Golf, Tennis, and Gymnastics