Police Academy Magnet

The Police Academy Magnet at San Pedro High School is a four-year program that focuses on a career in law enforcement. Students enrolled in our program participate in four years of physical training, specialized forensic science and law classes as well as computer training. We service students in grades 9 – 12 and our enrollment capacity is 113.

We have a primary partnership with the Los Angeles Police Department and the Los Angeles School Police Department. The Departments provide sworn officers to work with the students in the program daily and those officers are assigned to our school site. The officers are the backbone of the program because they provide the tie to law enforcement. Other partners include the Pt. Fermin Light House and EastView Little League.

Magnet Office Staff

Sandy Martin-Alvarenga, Magnet Coordinator
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(310) 519-6501

Career educator for 26 years; B. A. in English, UCLA; Secondary Teaching Credential in English, M. A. in Educational Administration, CSUDH; CLAD certification; English teacher, Student Activities Director, Magnet Coordinator, School Site Council Representative.

Paulette Fistikoglu, Magnet Counselor
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(310) 519-6500
Career educator for 20 years; B. A. in History, CSULB; Secondary Teaching Credential in Social Science, M. S. in Counseling, Pupil Personnel Services Credential, CSULB; CLAD certification. World History teacher, Magnet Academic Counselor, Los Angeles Fire Department Fire Academy High School Liason, Board Member, Fire Academy Support Trust, Impact Program Group Facilitator, CAHSEE Intervention teacher, SBM Representative.

Juanita Lizarraga, Magnet Office Assistant
(310) 519-6500