2015-16 SAS Dates

Thanks to reader Sandy7656, the GATE Office has published the 2015-16 SAS dates and the application is now available online.

2015-2016 SAS Application is now available. Application Period: April 7-April 30, 2015 Notification of Applicants: May 11, 2015 http://achieve.lausd.net/Page/2033

Please post all questions on SAS in the comments, with a friendly reminder we are an all volunteer staff, mostly Valley centered, and for official answers, please contact the school/district office. Thank you!

Post 2015-16 Magnet Accepted/Wait List Info Here

Magnet letters have hit email boxes and are posted on the E-choices website.

For posterity or for laughs, feel free to post the following:

Grade Level
Points on Application
Accepted/Wait List
Any other info you deem pertinent

This helps people to know

A) They’re not alone
B) Chances in the near future (ie, whether it makes sense to apply)

This is a stressful time for many, so deep breathing and happy banter.


And Magnet Application Season is Officially Over

Thanks to all the volunteers who shared their information this year. When we start hearing back in March/April, we’ll start the points thread. Until then, enjoy the holiday season.

KPCC Reporter Seeks New Magnet Parents..

Hey all, a reporter at KPCC is looking to speak with a parent (parents) that are brand new to the whole magnet application process. If this is you, reply to this post and I will put you in touch. Time is of the essence–as in today or tonight. Late notice I know. Thanks!

Magnet Season 2015-2016

While we still await the official changeover on the Echoices website for the new magnet season (website opens 10/1/14 and applications are due 11/14/14), Sepulveda Middle School has posted that their yearly “Meet the Middle School Magnets” Night will be October 2 from 6-8 pm. And Monroe has confirmed their Meet the Magnets night will be October 1 from 6 to 8 pm. Please in the comments, share upcoming magnet nights, tours, etc. As time permits, I will make a list within the body of this post. Many schools are already listing dates in September. Let the games begin! And as always, with questions, ask away in the comments as well.

Meet the High School Magnets Night, Monroe HS
October 1, 6-8 pm

Meet the Middle School Magnets Night, Sepulveda MS
October 2nd, 6-8 pm

Indvidual magnet tours (alphabetical)
Check individual schools for any changes:

High School:
Cleveland Humanities Magnet Tours starts at 8:30 am @ Room E10
09/19, 09/24, 10/03 Oct 7, Oct 16, Oct 21, Oct 27 @ 8:30 am
RSVP Link http://www.corebaby.org/enrollment/magnet-tours-sign-up/

Hamilton Magnet High School (Music)
Tours begin Oct 8 and every Wednesday at 8-10 am through November 12. No reservations necessary.

John Marshall Gifted Magnet
Tours @ 10:30-11;30 am
Oct 1, 8, 15
RSVP is required by contact Pat Jeffries at (323) 671-1430 or pmj3914@lausd.net

North Hollywood High School Highly Gifted Magnet
Oct 10, Oct 16, Oct 27
3 tour times to choose from
8:30-10 am; 11 am-12:30 pm; and 1:30-3 pm.
RSVP at (818) 753-6213 between 8-11 am or send email to kmp4366@lausd.net. Make sure you include your name, phone number, the number of people attending and the date/time you wish to attend.

Venice High School (STEMM & World Languages Magnet)
Tours @ 8:45-10 am in Student Cafeteria
Oct 2, 9, 23, 30
Nov 6, 13
No RSVP is required. Tours are intended for parents ONLY.

Middle School:
King Middle School Magnet Tours starts at 8:15 @ King Library
Oct 9, Oct 16, Oct 23, Nov 6, Nov 13

Lawrence Gifted Magnet
Magnet Informational Tours:
Wednesday, October 8
Tuesday, October 21
Wednesday, October 29
Wednesday, November 5
Monday, November 10
No reservations needed.
Students are welcome to attend.
All tours begin at 8:00am in the Lawrence Middle School Library

LACES Open House Oct 22
9-11 am (No RSVP required)

Millikan Middle School
Tours begin in the library.
They are held at 8:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.
They last approximately an hour and a half.
Because of on school construction, tours are limited to those who register. Please register.

Nobel Middle School
All Tours are from 9-11:30 am in Multi-Purpose room
Sept 29, Oct 1, Oct 6
RSVP at magnet office 818-773-4730

Palms Gifted Magnet
Tours begin @ 9 am in Auditorium
Oct 6, Oct 24, Nov 3
April 13th, 2015 (after magnet deadline)
NO RSVP is required.

Porter Gifted Magnet
Tours @ 8:15-10:15 am
Dates are: Oct 8; Oct.16; Oct. 22, Oct. 27

Portola Highly Gifted Magnet Tours start at 8:30 am
Oct 13, 20, 27, Nov 3, 10

Paul Revere Magnet
Tours @ 9-10:30 am
Sept 18, Oct 9, Nov 6
http://www.paulreverems.com/domain/179 (they have more tour dates after deadline for charter lottery)

Mark Twain World Language Magnet
Tours begin @ 8:30 am every Wednesday in the Principal’s Conference Room
Sept 17, 24
Oct 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
Nov 5

Elementary School:
Braddock Drive Gifted & High Ability Magnet
Tours starts at 8:30 am in the magnet office. No RSVP is required.
Oct 7, Oct 21, Nov 4

Community Magnet Charter School
Tours @ 9-10:30 am
Oct 23, Nov 10

Eagle Rock Gifted & High Ability Magnet
Tours @ 8:30 am
Oct 20, Nov 3 in Auditorium
Nov 6 in Room 3

Eagle Rock Highly Gifted Magnet
Tours @ 8:30 am
Oct 21, Nov 4 in Auditorium
Oct 30 in Room 3

Open Charter Magnet Elementary School
Oct 28, Nov 4 at 8:30 am

Vintage Magnet Elementary School
In Main Office
9 am Oct 13, Oct 20, Oct 27
1:15 pm Nov 3

Welby Way Gifted & High Ability Magnet Tours
Oct 22, Oct 29, Nov 10
RSVP at 818-992-8229

Offices Open 7/28, Some Wait List Emails are Happening Now

For those needing to register, most school offices are opening next week, July 28th.

However, some wait list acceptances started occuring last night.  If you are still on a waist list and want to get admitted, be looking for an email.  Once the offices open, call, check in, and ask your status.  And hang tight.

If you’re hoping to not get in and merely accrue waitlist points, I wish you luck.

For both groups, the trend towards lower point totals do seem to be holding true, with acceptances for odd years (not the first year of magnet acceptance, which is typically 1st, 6th, and 9th) coming in.

I will finally be celebrating my last magnet application as we will be applying for magnet acceptance for 9th grade in 2015-16.  My 20th application year over two kids. 

Questions?  Fire away.

Open Enrollment 2014-15 Now Open

The final school choice program for the 2014-15 school year is now open. Find schools in your area here. Applications are available from May 5 to May 23. If you have any questions, ask away in the comments. Press release is here.

Districtwide, 7500 spots are available at 270 schools in every local district.


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