In order to get into a magnet school, you must apply using the Choices application that comes out in the fall each year. The application process is simple - all you have to do is fill out the form. LAUSD prefers that you fill out the application online. The application will not be mailed to your home.
If you prefer, you can pick up forms at your local LAUSD school or LAUSD offices.
You can now apply to three magnet schools each year. Acceptance into a magnet school depends on wait list points, race, and lottery.
For a more detailed explanation of how to navigate the magnet school application process, check out LAUSD MAGNETS HANDBOOK: A Guide to Getting Your Child into an LAUSD Magnet School, available for just $2.99 at Amazon (affiliate link).
For more information and regular updates, visit the book's site at LAUSD Magnet Schools.
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