What is the Magnet
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 225 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, and Gifted/Talented students.
What is the difference
between Magnet and Gifted?
The Magnet Program is a Court-Ordered voluntary integration program open to all
LAUSD students. Forty-seven (47) of the 225 Magnet programs available are Gifted/High-Ability
or Highly Gifted programs. In order to apply to one of these 47 programs, students
must first meet the
How do I apply
for a Magnet school?
You may complete the application on-line at eChoices.lausd.net or the Choices Brochure contains the application for the Magnet schools and is available the beginning of October.
Can I apply to
more than one Magnet?
Students may apply for up to three Magnet programs. If the applicant is selected
to their first choice, choice two and three are not considered. If the applicant
is selected into any program of their choice, the student will not be placed on
any waiting list. If there is no space available in any of their choices, the student will be placed on the waiting list for their first choice only.
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
What happens if
I miss the application deadline?
Parents may submit Late Applications beginning February 1, 2017. If space becomes available the school’s Magnet coordinator will contact 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
they accrue. The number of students selected is based on the number of available
spaces at a particular school. Any student who sent in an on-time application, but
was not selected, is placed on a waiting list at the school.
Are students selected
on a first-come first-served basis?
No. The selection process is random and occurs after the on-time application
Is there guaranteed
selection if I apply?
No. Applicants are not guaranteed selection.
How do I know
if my child was selected or not?
In early December, you will receive a letter confirming receipt of your child’s
application. In March, you will be notified by mail as to 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
as well as the number of applicants. You may call the school to inquire about potential
When will my
child get called from the waiting list?
Calls to students on the waiting list may begin as early as April and continue through
the fourth week of the fall semester. Students may also be called during the first
two weeks of the spring semester.
Do I have to
reapply every year?
Students who are currently enrolled in a Magnet school do not have to reapply unless
they want to change schools (this includes promotion to the next school level, such
as elementary school to middle school or middle school to high school). If a student
remains on a waiting list then the student should reapply.