***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.
This is the thread to give a little happy dance or commiserate with others.
Please post the school, your child’s ethnicity, grade level, and point total, and whether they were accepted or waitlisted. This becomes part of the historical record to help parents predict the future likelihood of acceptance for kids.
For more information, including the list of schools and the application itself, visit http://achieve.lausd.net/Page/2033
Notification will be April 21, with the deadline of April 28, so the ‘season’ will be fast upon us. Hopefully, with this move, there will be less squatting on magnet spots waiting for SAS results.
Here’s an article from the LA Times on some of the leading magnets: http://www.latimes.com/projects/la-me-edu-magnet-test-scores-2016/
This list will come in handy when comparing with the e-choices site later this fall.
I’ve been informed that school starts in just a few weeks. Feel free to post SAS/magnet/neighborhood schools with openings–and the specifics of grade levels, and contact information. Help prevent split grade classrooms and help families find the right schools.
Happy end of summer. ❤