Magnet Selection Priority Point System

The Magnet priority point system is based upon the Court-Ordered reduction of the Harms of Racial Isolation (see General Program Information). Once information on the application is verified, the District’s Information Technology Division (ITD), through a fair and secure computer process, automatically assigns priority points to each applicant. Points will be assigned based on the information in the District’s computer system on the date of application processing. It is the Parents'/Guardians' responsibility to verify the student’s address at the current LAUSD school of attendance prior to deadline. There are no points given for submitting an application to a program for which the applicant is ineligible or for which the application is late. Students who apply for the same grade twice will not earn waiting list points for the previous year.

Students are randomly accepted into Magnet programs based on the number of points they have. 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.

Points Rationale
12 MATRICULATION
Applicants who have completed the highest grade level in a Magnet program and apply to continue in another Magnet program at the next level, receive 12 matriculation points. THESE POINTS DO NOT CARRY OVER AND ARE ASSIGNED FOR ONE YEAR ONLY, AT THE TIME OF MATRICULATION. Students currently enrolled in multi-level Magnet Schools (LAUSD/USC Media Arts/Engineering, Eagle Rock HS G/HG/HA, Los Angeles CES, Sherman Oaks CES, South Region #8, Sun Valley Biomedical Sciences/Engineering/Leadership, and Valley Alternative) do not receive matriculation points. Arroyo Seco Museum Science and Westside Global Awareness Ecosystems/Environmental Science Magnets are K-8 and receive matriculation points only at the eighth grade. Applicants will NOT be assigned both Matriculation and Waiting List Points at the same time.
4-12 WAITING LIST
Applicants who remained on a valid on-time Magnet waiting list receive 4 points for the following year. Applicants may accumulate waiting list points for the prior three consecutive years for a maximum of 12 points. If an applicant on a waiting list declines Magnet placement, ALL waiting list points are removed. New waiting lists are established each year. Applicants will NOT be assigned both Matriculation and Waiting List Points at the same time.
 
4 PREDOMINANTLY HISPANIC, BLACK, ASIAN AND OTHER NON-ANGLO (PHBAO) SCHOOLS
Applicants, whose 2017-2018 resident LAUSD school is designated as PHBAO by the District, receive 4 points. Points are not cumulative; they are assigned yearly.
 
4 OVERCROWDED
Applicants whose 2017-2018 resident LAUSD school is designated as overcrowded by District criteria, and are currently sending Capacity Adjustment Program (CAP) students, receive 4 points. Points are not cumulative; they are assigned yearly.  
3 SIBLING
If an applicant is applying to the same Magnet school/program in which a brother or sister will be continuing, he/she receives 3 points. Points are assigned if the sibling is attending the applicant's 1st choice school. Siblings must reside at the same address at the time of application, which must be reflected in the District’s computer system. Each and every student must have an application on file, including twins. It is the parent’s responsibility to verify that the siblings have the same address on file in the District's computer system at the current LAUSD school of attendance by the application deadline.

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