Admission Criteria Schools (ACS) have additional selection requirements. Los Angeles Unified offers two single-gender Leadership Academies with a focus on science, technology, engineering and math, four Early-College Programs with concurrent enrollment opportunities for high school students and two Individual Honors Programs (IHP) for advanced students. Please visit the school’s website and call the school to attend informational sessions and learn about each school’s unique criteria before submitting a Choices application.
What are the goals of the instructional program?
College and career readiness. 4 ACS schools offer concurrent college enrollment:
Earn college credits
Single gender schools focus on leadership and STEAM career readiness
Individual Honors Program (IHP) provides an advanced and rigorous educational experience for gifted and non-gifted but advanced students.
Who is eligible?
All students within Los Angeles Unified and outside of Los Angeles Unified may apply.
In December, applicants will be contacted by the school to participate in their eligibility process.
Students must pass eligibility requirements to proceed to the selection process.
Out of District students must meet entrance criteria and obtain an inter-district permit to attend an ACS school.
How are students selected?
Selection preferences for applicants will be applied in the following order:
Siblings of current students.
Students living within a 5 mile radius of the chosen school.
Students living within Los Angeles Unified boundaries
Students living outside Los Angeles Unified boundaries
*Twins. If a twin is selected, the other
twin is accepted automatically
Is there transportation?
Before making your selection, please note that transportation is not provided for ACS. Exceptions:
Students with disabilities enrolling in an ACS site will have access to transportation if the student’s IEP requires transportation.
Under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), foster youth in out-of-home care, as defined, and youth experiencing homelessness have the right to receive transportation to and from their school of origin. Please contact Student Support Programs at (213) 241-3840 for more information and/or assistance.