Other LAUSD Program Options

The following are other educational programs offered by LAUSD. These programs are not part of the Student Integration programs and have a separate application process. The CHOICES brochure cannot be used to apply for these programs. Please see the descriptions below. If you are interested in applying to these programs you must use the contact information listed under each program.

School For Advanced Studies (SAS)

  • District programs designed for students identified as gifted, highly gifted, and/or students who demonstrate superior academic achievement with appropriate documentation.
  • Designed to serve students by assessing their academic needs and providing instruction which meet and exceed state content standards as described in the California Education Code.
  • Applications for Schools for Advanced Studies are available at Educational Service Center Schools beginning in April.
  • For information about SAS schools, please go online to LAUSDnet at http://www.lausd.k12.ca.us/lausd/offices/GATE/prog-opt-2.html  and select program option, or contact the Gifted/Talented Programs Office at (213) 241-6500.
  • DO NOT USE THE CHOICES APPLICATION
  • District transportation is NOT available.

Charter Schools
  • Charters are public schools of choice with a rigorous standards based and standards-aligned curriculum authorized by LAUSD and approved by the State of California. Currently, there are 198 charter schools in LAUSD.
  • Schools are overseen by the Charter Schools Division. For information, including a directory of schools, please call (213) 241-0399 or visit http://charterschools.lausd.net.
  • To apply, contact the school directly.
  • DO NOT USE THE CHOICES APPLICATION
  • District transportation is NOT available.
Open Enrollment
  • Schools with designated open enrollment available seats will accept applications starting the first week of May. In schools where applications exceed the declared number of open enrollment seats, a random drawing will be held in late May or early June.
  • Coordinated by School Management Services Office as an alternative enrollment option to resident schools.
  • Check the website, www.lausd.net, or go to any LAUSD school in May for a list of participating schools, Open Enrollment Application and the number of open enrollment seats at each school, or call School Management Services at (213) 241-8044 in May.
  • DO NOT USE THE CHOICES APPLICATION
  • District transportation is NOT available.
Local Zones of Choice
  • Zones of Choice are geographic areas with multiple school campuses that offer current 8th grade students living in an attendance boundary the opportunity to select and rank their high school options.
  • Eligibility to attend a Zone of Choice school is based on home address and enrollment capacity.
  • Zone of Choice options offer students an opportunity to pursue their individual academic interests.
  • For more information on Zones of Choice, visit the website: http://qualityschools.lausd.net
  • DO NOT USE THE CHOICES APPLICATION
  • District transportation is NOT available.
For additional information regarding the application process, please go to the LAUSD website under Families or call (213) 241-3855.
 

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