FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What is the Magnet program?
Magnet Programs are Court-Ordered voluntary integration opportunities available to students in grades K-12 living within the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD). Currently, there are 292 Magnet programs located throughout LAUSD.
Who can apply to Magnet programs?
All students living within the boundaries of the Los Angeles Unified School District are eligible to apply, including English learners, special education students, and gifted/talented students.
How do I apply for a Magnet school?
You may complete the application online at eChoices.lausd.net, or the Choices Brochure contains the application and is available at the beginning of October.
May I Fax my application?
No. All applications are to be sent via U.S. mail or submitted online. Applications may also be hand-delivered to Student Integration Services at 333 South Beaudry Avenue, 25th Floor, Los Angeles, 90017. Unfortunately, we cannot be held responsible for lost applications.
What happens if I miss the application deadline?
Parents may submit Late Applications beginning February 1, 2019. If space becomes available, the school’s Magnet coordinator will inform you. The Late Application does not guarantee placement at the school site.
How are students accepted into Magnet programs?
Students are selected based on the magnet program goal and are randomly accepted into Magnet programs based on the number of priority points issued. The number of students selected is based on available spaces at a particular school. Any student who submits an application on time but is not selected will be placed on a waiting list.
How do I know if my child was selected or not?
You will receive a letter in early December confirming receipt of your child’s application. In March, you will be notified whether your child was selected or placed on the waiting list.
What is my child's status on the waiting list?
Your child’s status will depend on the number of openings at the school of application and the number of applicants. You may call the school to inquire about the potential selection.