How to Apply for CHOICES Program

How to complete a Choices application

Use ONLINE Choices Application
Use Paper Choices Application
You can pick up a blank application form at your local LAUSD school, Educational Service Centers and PCSB Offices, and Los Angeles Public Libraries.  Please make sure to complete this form accurately as it is how we identify your child and determine eligibility to our programs.

Residence Requirement
Applicants MUST be residents within the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) at the time of application and while participating in a LAUSD Magnet, Permits With Transportation or NCLB-Public School Choice program.

Magnet Program
There are 191 Magnets from which to choose. NO NEW APPLICATION IS NECESSARY, if your child is currently enrolled in a Magnet program, and wishes to continue at the same school next year. A NEW APPLICATION MUST BE SUBMITTED if he/she will be matriculating to the next school level (elementary to middle or middle to high) in 2014-2015 school year and wishes to continue in the Magnet Program, if he/she wants to change Magnets, or if his/her name was on a magnet waiting list for the 2013-2014 school year. Please click here  for assistance in selecting a Magnet.

Gifted/Highly Gifted Magnets
ONLY gifted/high ability and highly gifted Magnets require specific eligibility criteria for selection. No other screening, including grades, placement tests or auditions may be used as criteria for admitting or eliminating students. Please visit the Gifted/Talented programs page for more information by clicking here.

Special Requirements for the Magnet Program
Students applying for high school math/science Magnets must have successfully completed or be prepared to take Algebra IAB.

Uniform Requirements
By applying to the Magnet Program, you agree to abide by the uniform policy or dress code of the school you have selected and hereby waive any right to opt out. Please click here  to view the list of Magnet schools/centers that enforce a uniform policy.

Permits With Transportation (PWT) Program
School assignments for PWT applicants are made by the District. Provided that space continues to be available, students are matriculated to the next school level (elementary to middle or middle to high) and a new application is NOT necessary.  PWT placement is determined by the nearest elementary school.

No Child Left Behind - Public School Choice (NCLB-PSC)
NCLB-Public School Choice (PSC) is offered to students currently attending a Program Improvement school. To determine if the student attends an eligible Program Improvement (PI) school, please check the Program Improvement (PI) school and Schools At-Risk for PI tool by clicking here.

CHOICES Application Process

Submitting your Application
For a student to be eligible for selection or assignment, the application must be complete, accurate and postmarked or received at Student Integration Services by Friday, November 15, 2013, 5:00 p.m. Submit an original application only, no copies will be accepted. Postage is required to mail the application.

Los Angeles Unified School District
Student Integration Services, 25th Floor 
333 S. Beaudry Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90017

Space Available
Student Integration Services no longer accepts late applications. Applicants who still wish to apply to a Magnet school or center after the November 15, 2013 deadline may submit a Space Available Walk-In application online through eChoices.lausd.net website directly to the school site after December 2. Space available seats will be open after all of the students on the Waiting List have been offered placement at the selected school site. Each Magnet’s opening is determined by the need to maintain a racially balanced enrollment and by available space. Please be aware that filling out a Space Available Walk-In application does not guarantee student placement.

Confirmation/Correction Letters
A letter of confirmation or correction will be sent in December 2013. The confirmation letter will indicate which school was selected. The letter of correction will indicate if there are problems with your application and how to correct them.

Online
You will receive an email notification when the Confirmation/Correction letter is available online.

Paper Process
A letter of confirmation or correction will be mailed out in December 2013.  The confirmation letter will indicate that your paper application has been received and which school was selected.  The correction letter will list any problems with your paper application and how to correct them.

Notification Letter
By the month of March, parents and/or legal guardians will be notified, in writing, as to whether the student has been accepted or placed on a waiting list.

NCLB-PSC School of Choice Selection Letter
In March, parents will receive two non-PI Schools of Choice as well as academic achievement data charts.

If you have any questions, please contact Student Integration Services at (213) 241-4177 or (877) 462-4798.

Falsification of information will result in the applicant’s removal from the program. Please double-check your information. It is the responsibility of the parent or legal guardian to complete the application.

 

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