The Meet the Magnets events this year will no doubt be different due to the pandemic. Apply between October 1 and November 13.
Update: I attended the HS Meet the Magnets event last night and schools are absolutely pulling out technological stops that I would never have expected from LAUSD.
This morning, this website went live including a cartoon video that will walk people through the points system and the entire magnet program: https://lausdmagnets.com/
After 25 years of LAUSD and magnets, it apparently has taken a pandemic to get LAUSD to provide the information to families in a digestible format complete with visuals.
LDNE & LDNW Meet the Magnets Senior High School event will be held on Wednesday, September 30th. https://www.facebook.com/LAUSDLDNortheast/photos/pcb.179621033683788/179620867017138/
LDNE & LDNW Meet the Magnets Middle School event will be held a week later: https://www.facebook.com/LAUSDLDNortheast/photos/pcb.179621033683788/179620877017137/
Other schools or local districts with tour information or magnet nights, please post in the comments and we’ll share up here.
Since it’s looking less likely that online learning is just for a couple of weeks, I’ll be updating a page to help parents get help for their kids. Sharing a roof 24/7 is tough enough without bringing schoolwork into the equation.
Page is here: askamagnetyenta.wordpress.com/school-closure-resources/
Feel free to suggest links. I’ll add them to the main page as I can.
Please feel free to share your good news or commiserate with others in this post.
It is helpful if you share
(and any other information you feel comfortable sharing: minority/white, gender, etc)
For local district school choice faires, please visit: http://echoices.lausd.net/Home/ChoicesFairs
Applications are due November 15.
This includes Magnets, SAS, Affiliated Charter, Dual Language, Permits with Transportation, and Admission Criteria programs.
Questions? Drop them in the comments section. Ask a Magnet Yenta is 100% free, parent-provided support.
Not held in conjunction with Unified Enrollment, Open Enrollment provides one more chance to apply to a school that has openings and your family is not already zoned for.
The link is here. Families can apply to up to 5 schools. Some schools have under a handful of spots and a few high schools have 150+ spots.
Best of luck.
We’re now at the point where the magnet acceptances should be any day now (there is some question as to whether they’ll be out today or Monday or who knows?)
Good luck to all. We’re in the middle of college acceptances here and it’s no easier waiting the older the kids get.
Please provide the following:
Gender/White or Minority
accepted or waitlisted
***UPDATE: Due to the fires and evacuations, LAUSD has generously extended the deadline for e-Choices until November 16. Please share this information with all you know.
Per the echoices website, “The on-time application window for the 2019-2020 academic year is October 1 – November 9, 2018. During this time period you can submit an application for the following programs: Magnet, Permits With Transportation, Dual Language Education, Admission Criteria Schools and Schools for Advanced Studies.”
Ask a Magnet Yenta attempts to offer advice (and emotional support) for the LAUSD magnet program and the SAS program. Where we can, we will offer help on other programs. Please remember this is an entirely volunteer force, and we are paying it forward.
To help our yentas with your questions, be as specific as you can. Post your questions in the comments below.
As an aside, 2019-2020 will be the first year that Magnet Angel no longer has a child in LAUSD after 24 years. Good luck to all applicants!
Some cool additions: L.A. Unified, in cooperation with the Compton Unified School District (CUSD), offers a limited number of 9th grade openings at the King- Drew Magnet High School of Medicine and Science. These openings are ONLY available to residents of CUSD.
They clearly list the kindergarten magnets giving more options for more families.
According to the Student Integration Services offices, Magnet acceptances will go out March 16. Please feel free to post the magnet acceptances or rejections in the comments.
This information helps parents read through the tea leaves in future years to determine how many points it will take for a particular situation. Also if you’re happy or you’re disappointed, let us know so we can cheer or commiserate together.
Perplexed by the magnet system? Confused by the points? Want to hear from folks who’ve been there before you? Spend a few minutes by reading our FAQs and poke around the site a bit.
Post your LAUSD magnet questions in the comments below.
*As a friendly reminder, this is a free service, provided by volunteers. Not all schools are represented and opinions may differ.
Yep, it’s nearly that time. Let’s wax nostalgic as when we hit 2019, my youngest graduates high school. But fear not we’re happy to post magnet tours in *THIS* post (simply post your magnet tours & magnet nights in the comments and we’ll get them into the main post).
NorthEast, NorthWest, South, East and West, Magnet Nights are an easy way to visit multiple magnets in one location in one night. The link to that list is here.
And if you’d like to see the new magnet programs opening up in 2018-19, visit here.
Magnet season officially runs from Monday, October 2nd through Thursday, November 9th. But tours have started already, as have some school magnet nights. Also look to see about Magnet Open Houses, as some schools have started having weekend or evening open houses to get an even better idea of the school climate.
Please make sure any magnet you choose has transportation if that is important to you!