2014-15 LAUSD Magnet Tour Dates

It’s only barely September, but magnet tours are right around the corner.  Dates to remember:

October 1–http://echoices.lausd.net will open.

November 15–Echoices due.

Feel free to post tour dates in the comments and I will migrate them to the main body of the post.

UPDATED 9/18/13

Meet the Magnet Day/Nights
ESC North:

Magnet Middle Schools in ESC North are having a Magnet Fair for elementary school parents. The MEET THE MAGNETS
Middle School Magnet Information Night will be held:
Location: Sepulveda Middle School and Gifted Magnet
15330 Plummer St. – North Hills CA 91343
Date: Thursday, October 3, 2013
Time: 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Magnet High Schools in ESC North are having a Magnet Fair for middle school parents. The Meet the Magnets High School Magnet Information Night will be held:
Location: Odin’s Hall, Monroe High School
9229 Haskell Avenue
North Hills, CA 91343
Date: Wednesday, October 2,
Time: 6:00pm-8:00-pm

West

ESC West will be hosting a Magnet Fair to show case Magnet schools and centers in the West.
Where:
Cochran MS
4066 W JOHNNIE COCHRAN VISTA
LOS ANGELES, CA 90019
When:
October 5, 2013
Time:
8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Elementary Schools

Balboa Gifted & High Ability Magnet
Oct 28, Oct 30, Nov 5, Nov 7
RSVP by calling 818-349-4801

Braddock Drive Gifted & High Ability Magnet Tours (Grade 2-5)
Oct 8, Oct 22, Nov 12
No RSVP needed.
Magnet Coordinator: Joyce McClure
jjc612@yahoo.com 310.391.6707

Community Magnet Charter School Tours @ 8:30 a.m.
Oct. 18, Nov 18

Eagle Rock Gifted & High Ability Magnet Tours @8:30 am. Meet at auditorium.
Oct 22, Nov 5, Nov 22

Eagle Rock Highly Gifted Magnet @8:30 am Meet at Auditorium
Oct 23, Nov 6, Nov 13
RSVP at Magnet Coordinator: Susie Avakian sfw5168@lausd.net

Melrose ES MST Magnet
Wednesday Tours @ 9:30 a.m. on October 16, 23 & November 13

Open Charter Magnet School Tours @8:00-9:30 a.m.
Oct 29, Nov 5

Vintage Math & Science & Technology Magnet Tours @ 9 a.m.
Oct 14, Oct 21, Oct 28

Welby Way Gifted & High Ability Magnet Tours @ 8:30
Oct 21, Oct 29, Nov 6, Nov 12
RSVP @ 818-348-1975

Middle Schools

Eagle Rock Junior and High school Gifted Magnet (Grade 7-12)
Oct 25, Oct 30, Nov 8 @ 8-10 am
RSVP here: https://erhs.la/forms/openhouse/

King Middle School (Gifted, Environmental Studies, Film/Media Magnet) Tours @ 8:15-10:15 am. Meet at King Library.
Oct 3, Oct 10, Oct 17, Oct 24, Nov 7, Nov 14
RSVP here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1m-bsQfCf4qX3KSEz42OIr9wfpM276ohXNpt5atEcc2Q/viewform

LACES Open House @ 9 am-11 am. Meet at auditorium.
Oct 22
No RSVP is necessary

Lawrence Gifted Magnet Tours @8-10:30 a.m.
Oct 8, Oct 14, Oct 22, Nov 7, Nov 12

Millikan Wed. 9/18, Wed. 9/25, Thurs. 10/3, Tues. 10/15, Fri. 10/25

Nobel Middle school @ 9-11:30 am at Multi-Purpose Room
Oct 7, Oct 9, Oct 21
RSVP @ Magnet office 818-773-4730

Palms Gifted Magnet Tours @ 8:30-10 a.m.
Oct 17, Oct 25, Nov 4

Porter Gifted Magnet Tours @8:30-10:15 a.m.
Oct 10, Oct 17, Oct 24, Oct 30, Nov 4

Portola Highly Gifted Magnet @ 8:30 am (meet at library)
Oct 11, 18, 25
Nov 1, 8
http://www.portolams.org/apps/pages/index.jsp?uREC_ID=44622&type=d&pREC_ID=129758

Paul Revere Charter Magnet School Tours @9 a.m.
Oct 24, Nov 14

High Schools

Cleveland Humanities Magnet Tours @ 8:30
Sept 19, Sept 23 and Oct 2
RSVP here:
http://www.corebaby.org/enrollment/magnet-tours-sign-up/

Eagle Rock Junior and High school Gifted Magnet (Grade 7-12)
Oct 25, Oct 30, Nov 8 @ 8-10 am
RSVP here: https://erhs.la/forms/openhouse/

Hamilton High School (Academy of Music)
Tours are every Wednesday from October. 2 through November 16, from 8:am to 10:pm. No reservations necessary, just meet in room 110 to begin the tour.

Marshall High School Tours @ 10:30 a.m.-noon
Oct 2, Oct 16, Oct 30
RSVP @ Pat Jeffries at 323 671-1430 or pmj3914@lausd.net

North Hollywood High School (Highly Gifted Magnet)
Oct 9th 8:15 a.m., 10:45 a.m., 1:30 p.m.
Oct 17th 8:15 a.m., 10:45 a.m.

Magnet Acceptance Letters Available Online NOW

LAUSD 2013-14 Magnet Acceptance/Wait List letters are available online here.  School resumes tomorrow after a week break, so if you’ve been wait listed, be patient before calling to find your number on the wait list.

School Choice Survey

So did anyone else get the short survey for LAUSD school choice? It came by email, and my husband forwarded it to me, but I had to giggle. Maybe Dr. Deasy can read this blog and he’ll know they have a lot of work to do in helping educate families on how schools of choice, magnet, open enrollment and SAS programs work. As for the question on whether I’d prefer a small learning community or a traditional high school for my child, it will take a while to know–she’s eleven.

The questions were all close ended, meaning there was no way to answer except the choices they gave.

To be fair, they’re asking questions, and that must be celebrated. This will be the survey I am most eager to see the results.

2012-13 Magnet Dates

Please use the comments in this post to advertise the dates for tours and magnet nights for the 2012-13 years. Magnet brochures should be available online at http://echoices.lausd.net/ on November 1st. They will be due Friday, December 16th. And Sepulveda has announced the middle school magnet night for Wednesday November 2nd, from 6 to 8 pm. As soon as Monroe posts their Meet the Magnets night, I will list it.