Please feel free to post additional tours in the comments–please mention if in person or via Zoom.
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:
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 email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
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
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
GreatSchools.org is currently sponsoring a contest for a $5000, awarded to a school that receives a new review this month, so if you haven’t reviewed your school recently, go ahead and share your experiences with other Los Angeles parents.
Did you know that GreatSchools is also seeking parents familiar with learning issues? Anonymous reviews can be posted using this address: www.greatschools.org/LearningIssues and it will give valuable information to parents seeking information on IEPs, 504s, and which school to choose for their special needs children. Share what you know and help other parents make an informed decision.
GreatSchools.org is hosting a contest for the months of August, September and October where three lucky schools will win $5000 each. There’s no groceries to buy, no fundraisers to support, and you’re already an expert at what they’re requesting.
Simply write a review of your child’s school, then get two friends from the school to do the same, and you’re entered. Every review after that up to ten reviews is another entry. So unlike American Idol, you won’t have to call in for hours. A simple, thoughtful review on what you like (and perhaps what you don’t) about your child’s school. There’s more information here.
Parent’s word of mouth is one of the best ways to narrow down the search for a school and you’ll be helping your school and a whole lot of parents at the same time. And whether your school chooses to put the money toward technology, art, a new playground, or music, it’s entirely up to you. Good luck!
Feel free to ask questions in the comments section, but keep in mind the following:
- Parents can apply to as many schools as they wish.
- Transportation is not provided.
- Lotteries will be held 5/28 through 5/31
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.