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College Preparatory (CP) Magnet


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for creating our new logo!      





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CP Magnet Open Enrollment 2020 2021  



Welcome to the


Ms. RodriguezPhineas Banning

College Preparatory Magnet

Motivated Students + Caring Faculty + Rigorous Classes = College Success

College Preparatory Program


40 YEARS of Academic Excellence Since 1981

Excelling Magnet 2010-2011  2016-2018

Achieving Magnet 2011-2014




yourself for college


for academic excellence


skills knowledge and connections


in extracurricular activities and community service 





. Join our CP Magnet family apply online

Choose Banning HS College Preparatory

for more information contact

Mrs. Strom (310) 513-2221





The Banning Magnet College Preparatory Program is a school within a school in which students share a common special interest the desire to attend a college or university after high school.  The college preparatory program serves students in grades 9 through 12 and works closely with representatives from the UC and CSU systems.  Students are programmed into Honors and/or AP (Advanced Placement) English, Math, Science, Social Studies, and Foreign Language classes and can participate in other classes and all activities in the larger school.


The goal of the Banning Magnet College Preparatory Program is to provide the students with a strong academic foundation that will ensure success at the college level.  The program is designed to help students establish college preparation goals for themselves and then to assist them in every way possible to achieve those goals.


Our school is committed to instructional excellence without losing sight of our students' individual needs. The instructors work closely with each other to reinforce concepts learned in all areas.  Discipline, a nurturing atmosphere, dedicated staff, small classes, and a friendly student body contribute to the students' success. In addition to a challenging curriculum, all magnet students are encouraged to participate in extracurricular activities. 


Our staff works hard to develop well-rounded students who not only excel in academics but in leadership qualities as well. If you are interested in playing on a winning team, Banning High School is the place to be.  Banning is noted for its championships in athletics and in cheer and dance. The Pilot Spirit is also evident in the performances of our outstanding band and drill team.




Honors and AP Classes
Honors and AP (advanced placement) classes 


Memoriam Steven Shideler 9/17/1951 - 5/9/2018
Memoriam Steven Shideler 9/17/1951 - 5/9/2018

2019 Giving back to the community
Thanksgiving in the Harbor

2019 The Voice of Democracy Winners
2019 Academic Scholars Jacket Recipients
October 2019 Magnet Open Enrollment
2018 Economic Summit
2018 CP Magnet graduation class
2021 CP Magnets Graduates
2021 CP Magnet Graduates
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