Until the 2016-17 space available list posts (and I will link it here), if you are a principal, magnet coordinator, or involved parent, feel free to share magnet openings in this thread.
Please post the school, the city, and any other pertinent information.
Let’s help parents find available magnets and fill those spots in each school.
Thanks to one of our very dedicated yentas for this info:
LAUSD just posted open enrollment info.
May 2-May 20, 2016:
District K-12 Open Enrollment application period.
Early to mid-June, 2016:
District K-12 Open Enrollment placements will be announced.
Families must login to the parent registration website in order to accept or decline their placements.
Thanks to the heads up from one of our yentas, here’s the link for the updated SAS application for 2016-17: http://achieve.lausd.net/Page/2033
This does not include affiliated charters, which have their own timelines due to state rules, but with the magnet acceptances and wait lists going out, this is another opportunity to choose where your children can attend.
Letters are now up at echoices.lausd.net. Please DO NOT call schools on Friday asking about wait lists. It’s a minimum day at many/most schools. No school will have any info until after the acceptance deadline of April 8.
When the magnet letters go out, please post the school, points, accepted or waitlisted, and anything else that you think might help us read the proverbial tea leaves to determine who got in and where the wait list starts.
Feel free to share this post with other families so we have more complete information. I definitely see new schools in the mix of acceptances and waitlists. Thanks to all posting.
Walter Reed acceptances have also gone out.
Good luck to all. This is the first year after 20 where I haven’t had to fill out an application. 🙂
So you missed the deadline back in November. Or you realize now you want some other options. Here’s the LAUSD list of space available magnets. While it’s not likely folks will want to transfer mid-year, it’s worth contacting them. Or look at this list for future low applicant pool schools.
Look at the list here. ***Correction: this is the list for 2015-16. The 2016-17 list is not on the website yet, but I suspect going into the application will garner the list.
There are some really GREAT schools on this list, either newer magnets or magnets competing with nearby schools for students, or even schools people dismiss for all kinds of reasons.
Apply to these and you’re essentially guaranteed to get in. They have fewer applications than openings, so even if somehow you get waitlisted on this group, some of the original applicants will turn down and your student will get in.
This list will also be SUPER helpful for folks next year to predict which years they might get a surprise acceptance. 🙂
So you missed the magnet deadline? or your child changed his or her mind?
You’ll be able to apply to the space available magnets starting December 1.
The 2016-2017 Magnet Season opens October 1 and will conclude at 5 pm on November 13. Check out our post with tour schedules.
For the first time in twenty years, I don’t have to fill out an application. When we started, it was a two-color paper brochure with no pictures. Now, most folks use the online application at http://www.echoices.lausd.net. LAUSD has come a long way, but they still have a lot to do to make it a simple and well-understood process. Feel free to continue to ask questions here.