How to Apply for CHOICES Program
How to complete a Choices application
You can pick up a blank application form at your local LAUSD school,
Educational Service Centers and PCSB Offices
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.
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.
There are 173 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 2013-2014 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
2012-2013 school year. Please click
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
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.
Some Magnet Schools have a student uniform policy; please call the Magnet Coordinator
to obtain information regarding their uniform policy. Please click
to view the list of Magnet schools/centers that enforce a uniform policy.
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.
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
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 16, 2012, 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
The deadline of late applications for the Magnet and PWT programs is Friday,
December 14, 2012. Late applications are NOT accepted for NCLB-PSC.
You will receive an email notification when the Confirmation/Correction letter is
A letter of confirmation or correction will be mailed out in December 2012.
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.
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.