Heritage Humanities is the premier academic magnet program at La Habra High School.
This dual-tiered program offers a traditional pathway for advanced learners seeking a challenge and an Honors/AP pathway for the most serious university-oriented students. The program emphasizes a comprehensive humanities-based education, requiring students to take extensive courses in social science, English, world language, and the fine arts (visual and/or performing). Interdisciplinary integration and thematic coverage within accelerated courses ultimately facilitate a humanities-centered education for post-high school preparation. The curriculum engages both Honors/AP and Traditional (regular) Heritage Humanities students with innovative learning activities, field trips, service, and leadership opportunities, and technology; creative teaching and learning approaches are encouraged. The Heritage Humanities program won the California Golden Bell Award for Innovative Curriculum Design.
A PROUD TRADITION (SINCE 1991)The Heritage Humanities California Magnet program is:
For details about the program, the application process, and important deadlines, visit the official Heritage website:
The FIRST and OLDEST specialized academic program at La Habra High School
- The ONLY designated California state magnet program at La Habra High School
The FIRST program at La Habra High School to be awarded a CSBA Golden Bell Award for innovation and excellence in education
- The program with the MOST university acceptances, valedictorians, National Honor Society inductees, and California Scholarship Federation honorees at La Habra High School
What do our students and alumni say about the Heritage Program?
Spring Honors/AP Application Windows (2023-24):
The Honors/AP program is full for the Class of 2027. Qualified candidates will be on a waiting list with acceptance contingent on available space.
Early Action Window:
- January 2 - 31, 2023
General Application Window:
- February 1 - 28, 2023
Late Application Window:
- March 1 - 31, 2023