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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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