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Los Angeles Unified School District Office of Student Integration Services

2008-2009 CHOICES

OFFICIAL MAGNET, PERMITS WITH TRANSPORTATION (PWT), AND PUBLIC SCHOOL CHOICE (PSC) APPLICATION PLEASE OPEN AT ONCE. APPLICATION DEADLINE: FRIDAY, JANUARY 11, 2008 at 5:00 P.M.

Submit an original application only, no copies will be accepted. · Complete the enclosed application ONLY if interested in your child participating in the Magnet, PWT, or Public School Choice program, or if you wish to change from one Magnet to another. · Applicants MUST be residents of the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) at the time of application and while participating in an LAUSD Magnet, PWT or Public School Choice program.

CHOICES is prepared by the Office of Student Integration Services, Los Angeles Unified School District, 333 South Beaudry Avenue, 16th Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90017. BOARD OF EDUCATION: Mónica García (President),Yolie Flores Aguilar, Marlene Canter,Tamar Galatzan, Julie Korenstein, Marguerite Poindexter LaMotte and Richard Vladovic. ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF: David L. Brewer III, Superintendent of Schools, Sharon L. Curry, Assistant Superintendent, Office of Student Integration Services. 09/07

THE OFFICE OF STUDENT INTEGRATION SERVICES WILL BE CLOSED FROM DECEMBER 24, 2007 TO JANUARY 1, 2008.

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CHOICES INFORMATIONAL FAIRE for Parents and Students

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2008-2009 CHOICES

by the deadline of Friday, January 11, 2008 at 5:00 p.m. Submit an original application only, no copies will be accepted. TRANSPORTATION: Routes and pick-up/drop-off locations have been established for 2008-2009 and will not be changed. For information about existing routes, contact the school's Magnet coordinator or Transportation Branch at (323) 342-1340. BEFORE MAKING YOUR SELECTION, determine if the closest pick-up/drop-off point is a reasonable distance from your home. NOTE: Some existing routes may exceed the 75-minute time limit established by the District. District-paid transportation is provided for applicants if they reside outside a two-mile radius or outside the Magnet School attendance boundary, whichever is further. OPENINGS: The approximate number of seats available in 2008-2009 and the previous number of applications to each Magnet School can be found under each school name. SCHOOLS: Some Magnet Programs occupy entire school sites (Full School Magnets), while others are Magnet Centers located on regular school campuses with access to activities and experiences shared with the host school. ELIGIBILITY: ONLY gifted/high ability and highly gifted Magnets require specific eligibility criteria for selection. No other screening, including grades, placement tests or auditions may be used as criteria for admitting or eliminating students. MATH/ALGEBRA: Students applying for high school math/science Magnets must have successfully completed or be prepared to take Algebra IAB.

MAGNET PROGRAMS

Magnet Programs are Court-Ordered voluntary integration opportunities available to students in grades K-12 living within the LAUSD boundaries. Currently, there are 162 Magnet Programs located throughout the District. All District students, including English Learners, Special Education and Gifted/Talented are encouraged to apply. Please review the following pages to determine if any of the programs fit your child's needs.These programs are choices that work­for students, parents, the community and the nation. If you want to apply for one of the limited number of spaces, please see pages 5-19, complete the application on page 21 and ensure that it is postmarked or received by the deadline of Friday, January 11, 2008 at 5:00 P.M. If a student is continuing in the same Magnet Program at the same school next year, no new application is necessary. However, if the child's name was on a waiting list last year, a new application must be submitted to be eligible for selection. For more information regarding an individual Magnet Program, including the calendar for that school, call the principal or Magnet coordinator using the telephone numbers listed under that school's name. For general Program information, call the Office of Student Integration Services using the telephone numbers on page 23.

INTRODUCTION

Since 1977, the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) has been in the forefront of offering exciting educational choices to its residents.Two of these choices are the Magnet and Permits With Transportation (PWT) programs. From kindergarten to twelfth grade (PWT begins in first grade), your child may participate in a Court-Ordered voluntary integration program while pursuing his or her academic interest in a special environment for learning. All participating students take the required course work necessary for promotion and graduation and have the opportunity to meet all requirements for entrance to the University of California and the California State Universities. All integration programs, including Magnet and PWT, were established by Court Order to address the five harms of racial isolation: · Low Academic Achievement · Low Self-Esteem · Lack of Access to Postsecondary Opportunities · Interracial Hostility and Intolerance · Overcrowded Conditions The District offers Public School Choice (PSC) to parents of all students enrolled in a Program Improvement (PI) school and Schools-At-Risk for PI. As required by the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001, the California Department of Education annually identifies Title 1 schools in need of academic improvement, sometimes known as PI schools. A Title 1 school is identified as a PI school if it fails to meet adequate yearly progress (AYP) for two consecutive years, based on annual academic testing. Students enrolled in a PI school or Schools-At-Risk for PI receive the option to transfer to a non-PI school. To apply for the Magnet, PWT, or Public School Choice programs, complete the application on page 21 of this brochure, and see that it is postmarked or received 2

PERMITS WITH TRANSPORTATION (PWT) PROGRAM

PWT is a Court-Ordered voluntary integration program available to residents of the Los Angeles Unified School District who live within a PWT sending school area. Parents may call (213) 241-6572 to verify if the applicant lives in a PWT sending area. The PWT program provides students with integrated experiences by placing Hispanic, Black, Asian and Other Non-Anglo students in integrated settings while providing opportunities for Other White (OW) students to attend Predominantly Hispanic, Black, Asian and Other Non-Anglo (PHBAO) schools. School assignments and availability are the responsibility of the District. Provided that space continues to be available, PWT students may continue from elementary to middle to high school without reapplying. Also, when space is available, the PWT program will assign siblings to the same school if an application is submitted. PWT students are enrolled in the regular school program and may take part in all programs and activities available to resident students. Parents are encouraged to participate in all school/community activities with transportation provided within Integration guidelines.

2008-2009 CHOICES

Magnet Selection ­ Priority Point System

The priority point system for Magnets is based upon the Court-Ordered reduction of the harms of racial isolation (see page 2). Once information on the application is verified, the District's Information Technology Division (ITD), through a computer process, automatically assigns priority points to each applicant.

Points Rationale

MATRICULATION Applicants who have completed one level in a Magnet Program and apply to continue in the Magnet Program at the next level, receive 12 matriculation points.These points are assigned for one year only at the time of matriculation. Students currently enrolled in multi-level Magnet Schools (Los Angeles CES, Sherman Oaks CES, and Valley Alternative) do not receive matriculation points. Arroyo Seco Museum Science, Mid-City College Incentive, 32nd St./USC Performing Arts and Westside Leadership Magnets are K-8 and receive matriculation points only at the eighth grade. 4-12 WAITING LIST Applicants who have been on a valid on-time Magnet waiting list and are not already enrolled in a Magnet Program will receive 4 points for the 2007-2008 school year. Applicants may also receive 4 points for each of the two consecutive previous years (2006-2007 and 2005-2006), up to a maximum of 12 points. Applicants currently enrolled in a Magnet Program are not eligible to accumulate waiting list points when applying for another Magnet Program. 4 PREDOMINANTLY HISPANIC, BLACK, ASIAN AND OTHER NON-ANGLO (PHBAO) SCHOOLS Applicants whose resident LAUSD school is designated as PHBAO by the District, receive 4 points. Points are not cumulative; they are assigned yearly. 4 OVERCROWDED Applicants whose resident LAUSD school is designated as overcrowded by District criteria, and is currently sending Capacity Adjustment Program (CAP) students or is on a Concept 6 calendar, receive 4 points. Points are not cumulative; they are assigned yearly. 3 SIBLING If an applicant is applying to the same Magnet School in which a brother or sister will be continuing, he/she receives 3 points. Siblings must reside at the same address.

NOTE:

· Each Magnet's openings are determined by the need to maintain a racially balanced enrollment and by available space. · Applicants currently enrolled in one Magnet Program and accepted into another will be automatically dropped from the current Magnet Program. · If an applicant declines active status, all waiting list points are removed. · Should an applicant leave a Magnet Program before the culminating grade, no matriculation points will be assigned. · There are no points given for submitting an application, for applying to a program for which the applicant is ineligible, or for which the application is late. · Students who apply for the same grade twice will not earn waiting list points for the previous year. · The Magnet Office is NOT responsible for lost applications.

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PUBLIC SCHOOL CHOICE TITLE I PROGRAM IMPROVEMENT (PI)

The District offers students who attend a Program Improvement school or Schools-At-Risk for PI the opportunity to transfer to a non-Program Improvement school. District-paid transportation is provided. Priority must be given to the "lowest achieving students from lowincome families." Public School Choice (PSC) is offered to students currently attending a Program Improvement school. Program Improvement schools eligible for PSC are listed on page 22. In addition, the California Department of Education also designates Title 1 SchoolsAt-Risk of being identified for Program Improvement in the next school year. These Schools-At-Risk for PI are listed on page 23. Schools-At-Risk for PI may or may not be eligible for the PSC program depending on test results in Spring 2008. The list may change due to California Department of Education data not being available at print time.

Late Applications

The deadline for late applications for the Magnet and PWT Programs is Friday, February 29, 2008. Late applicants who wish to be considered should there be space available, need to submit a late application form to the Office of Student Integration Services, 333 South Beaudry Avenue, 16th Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90017. Late applications are NOT accepted for the Public School Choice Program.

Magnet Directory

Before making your school selection, please call the Magnet School's coordinator to obtain information regarding the school's starting date, orientation meeting, tours, uniform requirements, and calendar.The boxed number in front of the school name is the school code number to be used on the application. Also, determine if the existing school bus pick-up/drop-off point closest to your home is a reasonable distance for your child to travel each day. Transportation is provided for applicants if they reside outside a two-mile radius or outside the Magnet School attendance boundary, whichever is further.The following pages contain basic information about Magnet Programs to assist you in making a selection for your child. Please be aware that most openings are in the grade level listed first for the school, e.g. Elementary School (ES) - K or 1st grade; Middle School (MS) - 6th grade; High School (HS) - 9th grade. 3

2008-2009 MAGNET PROGRAM SPECIALTIES

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ALTERNATIVE SCHOOL . . . . . . . . . .5 CENTERS FOR ENRICHED STUDIES (CES) . . . . . . . .5 COMMUNICATIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 FINE AND PERFORMING ARTS . . . . .6

FOREIGN LANGUAGE . . . . . . . . . . . .7 GIFTED/HIGH ABILITY . . . . . . . . . . .8 HIGHLY GIFTED . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10 HUMANITIES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11 LAW/GOVERNMENT/ POLICE ACADEMIES . . . . . . . . . . . .11

MATH/SCIENCE/ TECHNOLOGY (M/S/T) . . . . . . . . . .12 MEDICAL CAREERS . . . . . . . . . . . . .18 ONE-OF-A-KIND . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18

ALPHABETICAL LIST OF ALL MAGNET PROGRAM SCHOOLS

PAGE 32ND ST./USC (Performing Arts) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 74TH STREET ES (Gifted/High Ability) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9 107TH STREET ES (M/S/T) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13 ADAMS MS (Gifted/High Ability) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9 ALLESANDRO ES (Cooperative Learning) . . . . . . . . . . . . .18 AMBLER ES (Gifted/High Ability) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8 AMESTOY ES (Trilingual) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7 ARROYO SECO (Museum Science) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18 AUDUBON MS (Gifted/High Ability) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9 BALBOA ES (Gifted/High Ability) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8 BALDWIN HILLS ES (Gifted/High Ability) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8 BANCROFT MS (Performing Arts) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 BANNING HS (College Incentive/M/S) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19 BELVEDERE MS (Media/Communications) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 BELVEDERE MS (Latin Music) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 BETHUNE MS (M/S/T) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14 BRADDOCK ES (Gifted/High Ability) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8 BRADLEY ES (Environmental Science/Humanities) . . . . . . . .12 BRAVO HS (Medical) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18 BRENTWOOD ES (Science) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12 BROADOUS ES (M/S/T) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12 BRYSON ES (M/S/T) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12 BUCHANAN ES (M/S/T) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12 BURROUGHS MS (Gifted/High Ability) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9 BYRD MS (M/S/T) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14 CANOGA PARK HS (Environmental/Veterinary Science) 15 CANTERBURY ES (Gifted/High Ability) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8 CLEVELAND HS (Humanities) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11 COLUMBUS MS (Medical/M/S) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18 COMMUNITY MAGNET CHARTER . . . . . . . . . . . . .18 CRENSHAW HS (Gifted/High Ability) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10 CRENSHAW HS (Teacher Training) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19 CRESCENT HEIGHTS ES (Language Arts/Social Justice) .18 CURTISS MS (M/S/T) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14 DODSON MS (Gifted/High Ability) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9 DORSEY HS (Law/Public Service) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11 DORSEY HS (Police Academy) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11 DORSEY HS (M/S/T) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15 DOWNTOWN BUSINESS (DBM) HS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19 DREW MS (Gifted/High Ability) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9 EAGLE ROCK ES (Gifted/High Ability) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9 EAGLE ROCK ES (Highly Gifted) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10 EAGLE ROCK HS (Gifted/High Ability) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10 EL SERENO MS (Gifted/High Ability) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10 EL SERENO MS (M/S/T) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14 ELECTRONICS INFO/MULTIMEDIA HS (DBM) .19 EUCLID ES (Gifted/High Ability) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9 FAIRFAX HS (Visual Arts) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7 FASHION CAREERS HS (DBM) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19 FLEMING MS (M/S/T) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14 FLOURNOY ES (M/S/T) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12 FRANKLIN HS (M/S/T) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15 FREMONT HS (M/S/T) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16 FROST MS (Computer Science) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14 GAGE MS (M/S/T) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14 PAGE GARDENA HS (Foreign Language) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7 GARFIELD HS (Computer Science) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16 GLEDHILL ES (M/S/T) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12 GRANADA HILLS/CSUN HS (M/S/T) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16 GRANT HS (Communication Technology) . . . . . . . . . . .5 GRIFFITH MS (M/S/T) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14 HAMILTON HS (Music Academy) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7 HAMILTON HS (Humanities) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11 HARBOR MAGNET ES (at Park Western) . . . . . . .9 HASKELL ES (M/S/T) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12 HENRY MS (Computer/M/S) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14 HILLCREST ES (CES/Music) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 HOLLENBECK MS (M/S/T) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14 HOLLYWOOD HS (Performing Arts) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7 HOLMES MS (International/Humanities) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11 HUGHES ES (M/S/T) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12 HUMPHREYS ES (M/S/T) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12 INDEPENDENCE ES (M/S/T) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12 JORDAN HS (M/S/T) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16 KENNEDY HS (Architecture/Digital Arts) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19 KESTER ES (Gifted/High Ability) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9 KING MS (Gifted/High Ability) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10 KING-DREW HS (Medical Careers) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18 LAUSD/USC HS (M/S/T) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16 LAWRENCE MS (Gifted/High Ability) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10 LE CONTE MS (International/Humanities) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11 LINCOLN HS (M/S/T) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16 LOMITA ES (M/S/T) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12 LORNE ES (M/S/T) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12 LOS ANGELES CES (LACES) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 LOS ANGELES HS (M/S/T) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16 LOYOLA VILLAGE/LMU ES (Performing Arts) . . . . . . . . . . . .6 MADISON MS (Medical/M/S) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18 MANUAL ARTS HS (College Prep) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19 MARINA DEL REY MS (Performing Arts) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 MARKHAM MS (Health Careers) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18 MARSHALL HS (Gifted/High Ability) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10 MARVIN ES (Dual Language) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7 MID-CITY (College Incentive) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19 MILES ES (M/S/T) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13 MILLIKAN MS (Performing Arts) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 MONLUX ES (M/S/T) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13 MONROE HS (Law/Government) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11 MONROE HS (Police Academy) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11 MONTARA ES (M/S/T) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13 MUIR MS (M/S/T) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14 MULTNOMAH ES (Environmental Science) . . . . . . . . . . . .13 MULTNOMAH ES (Highly Gifted) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10 NARBONNE HS (M/S/T) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16 NOBEL MS (M/S/T) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15 NORTH HOLLYWOOD HS (Highly Gifted) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10 NORTH HOLLYWOOD HS/LA ZOO (Bio. Sci.) . . . .16 NUEVA VISTA ES (Performing/Visual Arts) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 OPEN CHARTER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19 ORTHOPAEDIC HOSPITAL HS (Medical) . . . . . . . . .18 PAGE PACOIMA MS (TV/Fine Arts) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 PACOIMA MS (Computer/M/S) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15 PALISADES HS (M/S/T) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17 PALMS MS (Gifted/High Ability) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10 PASEO DEL REY ES (Natural Science) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13 PEARL (BIRMINGHAM) HS (Journalism/Communications) .5 PEARY MS (M/S/T) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15 PLASENCIA ES (M/S/T) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13 POLYTECHNIC HS (M/S/T) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17 PORTER MS (Gifted/High Ability) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10 PORTOLA MS (Highly Gifted) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10 PURCHE ES (Science/Technology) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13 RESEDA HS (Police Academy) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11 RESEDA HS (Math/Science) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17 REVERE MS (M/S/T) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15 ROOSEVELT HS (M/S/T) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17 RUSSELL ES (Gifted/High Ability) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9 SAN ANTONIO ES (M/S/T) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13 SAN FERNANDO HS (M/S/T) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17 SAN JOSE ES (Highly Gifted) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10 SAN MIGUEL ES (M/S/T) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13 SAN PEDRO HS (Police Academy) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11 SAN PEDRO HS (Marine/M/S/T) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17 SEPULVEDA MS (Gifted/High Ability) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10 SHERMAN OAKS CES (SOCES) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 SOUTH GATE MS (M/S/T) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15 SOUTH SHORES ES (Performing Arts) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 STEVENSON MS (Gifted/High Ability) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10 SUNLAND ES (Gifted/High Ability) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9 SYLMAR HS (M/S/T) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17 TAPER ES (Technology) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13 VALLEY ALTERNATIVE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 VAN NUYS HS (Medical) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18 VAN NUYS HS (Performing Arts) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7 VAN NUYS HS (M/S/T) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17 VAN NUYS MS (M/S/T) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15 VENA ES (Gifted/High Ability) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9 VENICE HS (Foreign Language) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7 VERDUGO HILLS HS (Multimedia/Technology) . . . . . . . . .5 VINTAGE ES (M/S/T) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14 WASHINGTON HS (Communication Arts) . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 WASHINGTON HS (Music Academy) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7 WASHINGTON HS (M/S/T) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17 WELBY WAY ES (Gifted/High Ability) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9 WESTCHESTER HS (M/S/Aerospace) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17 WESTMINSTER ES (Computer/M/S) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14 WESTSIDE (Leadership) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19 WILSON HS (Administrative Law) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11 WILSON HS (Police Academy) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11 WINDSOR HILLS ES (M/S/Aerospace) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14 WONDERLAND ES (Gifted/High Ability) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9 WRIGHT MS (M/S/Aerospace) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15

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COMMUNICATIONS

Los Angeles Unified School District

Communication Arts (journalism, radiotelevision broadcasting, theatre, video/film production, computers, digital arts, advertising) Magnets infuse technology throughout the curriculum to create exciting and rigorous programs. Most facilities offer state-ofthe-art classrooms/studios.

8558 PEARL (BIRMINGHAM) HS (9-12) Journalism and Communications

17000 Haynes St.,Van Nuys (818) 758-5200 2008-09 Openings: 109 2007-08 Applications: 240 Program Capacity: 510 Success Secret: We offer extensive programs in filmmaking and animation and have consistently produced award-winning school newspapers and creative arts magazines. Community building activities also include grade-level parent meetings, field trips, assemblies, and picnics.

8048 BELVEDERE MS (6-8) Media/Communications

ALTERNATIVE SCHOOL

Alternative education stresses cultural and ethnic diversity, independent thinking, and active parent participation.Through cooperative learning, independent projects, critical thinking activities, and volunteer projects, students grow in self-esteem and academic skills.

7390 VALLEY ALTERNATIVE (K-12)

6701 Balboa Blvd.,Van Nuys (818) 342-6133 2008-09 Openings: 58 2007-08 Applications: 2624 Program Capacity: 589 Full School Magnet Success Secret: Due to our small size, we are able to function as a tight-knit family and hold our students to high standards of performance. Our high school students may attend local community colleges or work in internships according to their interests. A California Distinguished School and Title I Achievement Award recipient.

312 N. Record Ave., L. A. (323) 266-5400 2008-09 Openings: 62 2007-08 Applications: 152 Program Capacity: 175 Success Secret: Our students are exposed to and work with the latest technology in a state-of-the-art computer lab.With the use of this showcase lab, student filmmakers have access to video and digital cameras.

8913 VERDUGO HILLS HS (9-12) Multimedia/Technology

10625 Plainview Ave.,Tujunga (818) 951-5400 2008-09 Openings: 77 2007-08 Applications: 144 Program Capacity: 368 Success Secret: By teaching students to use information technology intelligently, we prepare them to be successful in their future studies and careers.

8684 GRANT HS (9-12) Communications Technology

13000 Oxnard St.,Van Nuys (818) 756-2700 2008-09 Openings: 106 2007-08 Applications: 157 Program Capacity: 406 Success Secret: Five exciting elective pathway choices in communications technology: filmmaking, broadcast journalism, computer programming (C++game design, AP Java), digital imaging (Photoshop, Illustrator, Flash and XNA), and digital business (Ad Design, Accounting, Marketing). A full academic program meets UC A-G requirements.

8929 WASHINGTON HS (9-12) Communication Arts

10860 S. Denker Ave., L. A. (323) 418-4000 2008-09 Openings: 56 2007-08 Applications: 60 Program Capacity: 244 Success Secret: We have an experienced, caring, committed faculty who encourage students to pursue academic/college preparatory goals in a rich/rigorous multicultural environment that prepares them to compete in college.

CENTERS FOR ENRICHED STUDIES (CES)

Centers for Enriched Studies emphasize creative/critical thinking in all disciplines. Students are assigned to classes according to academic needs and interests. A full range of athletic/social activities are also offered.

8741 LOS ANGELES CES (6-12)

5931 W. 18th St., L. A. (323) 549-5900 2008-09 Openings: 173 2007-08 Applications: 2778 Program Capacity: 1625 Full School Magnet Success Secret: LACES is a school that nurtures and challenges students in a comprehensive, college preparatory program. This concept creates a family atmosphere and a deep connection with teachers. A California Distinguished School and National Blue Ribbon School.

8842 SHERMAN OAKS CES (4-12)

18605 Erwin St., Reseda (818) 758-5600 2008-09 Openings: 169 2007-08 Applications: 2602 Program Capacity: 1781 Full School Magnet Success Secret: We provide a wide array of practical experiences in this everexpanding technological world. A California Distinguished School and Title I Academic Achievement Award winner.

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FINE AND PERFORMING ARTS

Fine, Performing and Visual Arts Magnets provide specialized curriculum/intensive training in a specific area of interest.Whether the student shows signs of artistic ability or the potential for growth in a particular art, these Magnets provide highly rewarding learning experiences.

MAGNET DIRECTORY

7137 32ND ST./USC (K-8) Performing Arts

822 W. 32nd St., L.A. (213) 748-0126 2008-09 Openings: 107 2007-08 Applications: 3076 Program Capacity: 684 Full School Magnet Success Secret: The program utilizes the many arts resources available in the community including interfacing with the Drama, Theatre Arts, and Music Departments at USC, and performing in their Bovard and Bing Auditoriums.

8234 MARINA DEL REY MS (6-8) Performing Arts

12500 Braddock Dr., L.A. (310) 578-2700 2008-09 Openings: 89 2007-08 Applications: 213 Program Capacity: 270 Success Secret: While our students take rigorous academic classes, they also develop the skills necessary to succeed in the Performing Arts at the highest level as actors, dancers, musicians, and singers.

4529 HILLCREST ES (1-5) CES/Music

4041 Hillcrest Dr., L.A. (323) 296-6867 2008-09 Openings: 33 2007-08 Applications: 98 Program Capacity: 165 Success Secret: We create an atmosphere where every student has an opportunity to achieve academic success as well as develop their musical talents and abilities.

8039 BANCROFT MS (6-8) Performing Arts

929 N. Las Palmas Ave., L.A. (323) 993-3400 2008-09 Openings: 165 2007-08 Applications: 377 Program Capacity: 460 Success Secret: Students have the opportunity to experience the many aspects of performing arts - dance, music (instrumental/chorus), drama, film and visual arts. We have been the home of many successful entertainers.

8239 MILLIKAN MS (6-8) Performing Arts

5041 Sunnyslope Ave., Sherman Oaks (818) 528-1600 2008-09 Openings: 125 2007-08 Applications: 696 Program Capacity: 406 Success Secret: Millikan's secret is our talented students, dedicated teachers, and creative energy! We thrive due to our excellent performing arts classes and rigorous academic curriculum.

5015 LOYOLA VILLAGE/LMU (1-5) ES Performing Arts

8821 Villanova Ave., L.A. (310) 670-0480 2008-09 Openings: 92 2007-08 Applications: 283 Program Capacity: 306 Success Secret: Students enjoy an enriched curriculum in visual arts, dance, drama, and music. Community partnerships include Otis College of Art & Design and Loyola Marymount University. Our African Drum and Dance Ensemble performs throughout the community.

8049 BELVEDERE MS (6-8) Latin Music

312 N. Record Ave., L. A. (323) 266-5400 2008-09 Openings: 64 2007-08 Applications: 101 Program Capacity: 175 Success Secret: Our students can select elective classes for the serious and not-soserious musician. Classes include guitar, strings, concert band, jazz band, Mariachi, and Drumline.

8322 PACOIMA MS (6-8) TV/Fine Arts

9919 Laurel Canyon Blvd., Pacoima (818) 686-4200 2008-09 Openings: 88 2007-08 Applications: 167 Program Capacity: 297 Success Secret: Our school nurtures highly motivated, high achieving students.We have five award-winning performing groups: Dance, Musical Theatre, Drama, Stagecraft, and Film. National Board Certified Teachers.

5702 NUEVA VISTA ES (3-5) Performing/Visual Arts

4412 Randolph St., Bell (323) 562-3015 2008-09 Openings: 63 2007-08 Applications: 92 Program Capacity: 154 Multi-Track,Year-Round Calendar,Track A Success Secret: Our students learn to appreciate and broaden their understanding of the arts by participating in choral music, orchestra, dance, drama, and art. A California Distinguished School.

6870 SOUTH SHORES ES (1-5) Performing Arts

2060 W. 35th St., San Pedro (310) 832-6596 2008-09 Openings: 62 2007-08 Applications: 257 Program Capacity: 469 Full School Magnet Success Secret: All stakeholders are involved in addressing the needs of every student by providing a rigorous standardsbased curriculum which incorporates the visual and performing arts.

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FOREIGN LANGUAGE

Foreign Language Magnets prepare students for roles in the global economy by providing in-depth academic opportunities to explore the world of language, international studies, economics, and business. Students also learn to appreciate and understand ethnic and cultural similarities and differences.

2097 AMESTOY ES (1-5) Trilingual

1048 W. 149th St., Gardena (310) 327-5592 2008-09 Openings: 33 2007-08 Applications: 90 Program Capacity: 117 Success Secret: We provide an opportunity for students to acquire a second language in Spanish or Japanese. Projects increase student's appreciation for and understanding of ethnic and cultural similarities/differences.

8622 FAIRFAX HS (9-12) Visual Arts

7850 Melrose Ave., L.A. (323) 370-1200 2008-09 Openings: 70 2007-08 Applications: 430 Program Capacity: 368 Success Secret: Students have the opportunity to study and perfect their talent in one of four studios: Painting/Drawing; Sculpture/ Ceramics; Photography; Computer Graphics. They also participate in art-related internships, field trips and student exhibits.

8894 VAN NUYS HS (9-12) Performing Arts

6535 Cedros Ave.,Van Nuys (818) 778-6800 2008-09 Openings: 163 2007-08 Applications: 271 Program Capacity: 460 Success Secret: Students have access to state-of-the-art sound/lighting equipment as part of the Live Concert Academy - a program that teaches stage technology for rock concerts, as well as all other student performances.

5179 MARVIN ES (1-5) Dual Language

2411 Marvin Ave., L. A. (323) 938-3608 2008-09 Openings: 40 2007-08 Applications: 107 Program Capacity: 157 Success Secret: We provide a learning environment where students have the opportunity to acquire a second language in Chinese, French, Korean, or Spanish. Emphasis is placed on gaining an appreciation for an understanding of another culture.

8594 HAMILTON HS (9-12) Music Academy

2955 S. Robertson Blvd., L. A. (310) 280-1400 2008-09 Openings: 246 2007-08 Applications: 513 Program Capacity: 920 Success Secret: Our music & performing arts program motivates, builds confidence and perseverance, promotes team-work, connects to all academic subject areas and allows for the expression of one's inner self and appreciation of others.

8662 GARDENA HS (9-12) Foreign Language

1301 W. 182nd St., Gardena (310) 354-5000 2008-09 Openings: 69 2007-08 Applications: 138 Program Capacity: 236 Success Secret: Our Magnet prepares students to assume professional roles in a global economy by offering instruction in French, Japanese, Spanish, and International Studies. Students also have an opportunity to participate in international field trips.

8926 WASHINGTON HS (9-12) Music Academy

10860 S. Denker Ave., L. A. (323) 418-4000 2008-09 Openings: 294 2007-08 Applications: 64 Program Capacity: 113 Success Secret: Achieving goals that many thought impossible. Our school features an illustrious recording program that encourages strong collaboration between students, staff, and professional artists.

8694 HOLLYWOOD HS (9-12) Performing Arts

1521 N. Highland Ave., Hollywood

(323) 993-1700

8911 VENICE HS (9-12) Foreign Language

13000 Venice Blvd., L. A. (310) 577-4200 2008-09 Openings: 140 2007-08 Applications: 302 Program Capacity: 541 Success Secret: We have high expectations for students to succeed academically. A caring Magnet faculty provides rigorous and relevant coursework. A global perspective pervades the curriculum.

2008-09 Openings: 101 2007-08 Applications: 250 Program Capacity: 379 Multi-Track,Year Round Calendar,Track A Success Secret: Students are able to study the arts and realize and value the role that art plays in the human experience. Home to many successful entertainers. Famous for dance and drama productions. National Board Certified Teachers.

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MAGNET DIRECTORY

GIFTED/HIGH ABILITY*

Gifted/High Ability Magnets serve students who demonstrate ability to work two years above grade level in academic subjects.These centers offer enriched interdisciplinary academic environments that are exciting, challenging, and encourage students to use creative/critical-thinking skills.

GIFTED/HIGH ABILITY MAGNET CRITERIA

WHEN APPLYING TO A GIFTED/HIGH ABILITY OR HIGHLY GIFTED MAGNET, THESE INSTRUCTIONS MUST BE FOLLOWED. Applicants to gifted/high ability schools/centers must be verified as meeting one of the following criteria prior to Friday, January 11, 2008: A. Demonstrate the ability to meet ALL FOUR of these critical thinking and problem solving skills in their primary language: · Explain meanings or relationships among facts, information or concepts that demonstrate depth and complexity. · Formulate new ideas or solutions and elaborate on the information. · Use alternative methods in approaching new or unfamiliar mathematical problems. · Use extensive vocabulary easily and accurately to express creative ideas. Your child's teacher and the principal of the school your child is currently attending will determine if your child meets all four characteristics. OR B. Have percentile scores of 78% or above on standardized normreferenced tests in both total reading and total math. For the California Standards Test, scaled scores must be as follows: · A scaled score of 425 or above in English-Language Arts grades 2-11 and · A scaled score of 450 or above in mathematics, grades 2-7 or · A scaled score of 450 or above in one of the following: Algebra I, II, Geometry, Integrated Math I, II, III, High School Summative Math. OR C. Be identified as gifted by an LAUSD school psychologist in the intellectual, high achievement or specific academic ability categories.

2091 AMBLER ES (1-5)

319 E. Sherman Dr., Carson (310) 532-4090 2008-09 Openings: 68 2007-08 Applications: 147 Program Capacity: 214 Success Secret: Ambler provides a challenging, motivating curriculum which encourages students to achieve academic excellence. California Distinguished School Honorable Mention (2006),Title I Academic Achievement Award.

2269 BALBOA ES (1-5)

17020 Labrador St., Northridge (818) 349-4801 2008-09 Openings: 151 2007-08 Applications: 1812 Program Capacity: 655 Full School Magnet Success Secret: United by curiosity, an adventurous spirit, and a vivacious passion for knowledge, students/staff/parents thrive in a learning environment that helps build excellent character and produces responsible citizens. A California Distinguished School.

VERIFICATION FORMS

Verification Forms are required for residents of LAUSD NOT currently enrolled in an LAUSD school and residents of LAUSD who are currently enrolled in a charter school: It is the parent's responsibility to: 1. Contact the Gifted/Talented Programs Office, (213) 241-6500, to have the appropriate form forwarded to the child's current school. 2. Contact the child's current school to give permission to release the required information. 3. Confirm the receipt of the verification form with the Gifted/Talented Programs Office prior to the deadline date of Friday, January 11, 2008 at 5:00 p.m. No parent request for verification form is necessary for residents of LAUSD currently enrolled in an LAUSD school. Upon receipt of the application, the District will automatically check the applicant's eligibility through school records.

2275 BALDWIN HILLS ES (1-5)

5421 Rodeo Rd., L.A. (323) 937-7223 2008-09 Openings: 82 2007-08 Applications: 136 Program Capacity: 214 Success Secret: How do today's students prepare for tomorrow's world? We are the cornerstone of rigorous learning, collaboration, and community involvement. Technology, new library, National Board Certified Teachers.

HIGHLY GIFTED MAGNET CRITERION

To qualify for a highly gifted school/center, students must meet the criterion of 99.9% on an intellectual assessment administered by the LAUSD Psychological Services Branch. Assessment results may be accepted from another public school district when it is determined that LAUSD eligibility criteria are met. The Gifted/Talented Programs Office must receive identification of highly gifted status before Friday, January 11, 2008 at 5:00 p.m. Upon receipt of the application, the Office of Student Integration Services will automatically check District records for eligibility. PARENTS SHOULD CONFIRM WITH THE CURRENT SCHOOL PRINCIPAL THAT THEIR CHILD QUALIFIES FOR A GIFTED/HIGH ABILITY OR HIGHLY GIFTED MAGNET BEFORE SUBMITTING AN APPLICATION. APPLICANTS WHO DO NOT MEET THE CRITERIA,AS STATED ABOVE,WILL BE REMOVED FROM THE SELECTION PROCESS.

NOTE: The Los Angeles Unified School District provides programs for gifted/talented students in local resident schools and in schools offering advanced studies programs, as well as in Magnets. In addition, some of the schools, including gifted/high ability Magnets, also provide special programs for highly gifted students. Please call the school or Magnet Center in which you are interested for further information on its gifted programs.

2480 BRADDOCK ES (2-5)

4711 Inglewood Blvd., Culver City (310) 993-3400 2008-09 Openings: 40 2007-08 Applications: 57 Program Capacity: 103 Success Secret: Higher level thinking skills, acceleration, and enrichment are emphasized in our program. We guide students in developing their character and abilities to the fullest potential.

2782 CANTERBURY ES (1-5)

13670 Montague St.,Arleta (818) 892-1104 2008-09 Openings: 63 2007-08 Applications: 240 Program Capacity: 266 Success Secret: We strive to develop in our students an understanding of their place as citizens of the world and the importance of their contributions to society. A Shining Star School. National Board Certified Teachers.

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4165 EAGLE ROCK ES G/HA (3-6)

2057 Fair Park Ave., L.A. (323) 254-6851 2008-09 Openings: 14 2007-08 Applications: 277 Program Capacity: 83 Success Secret: LA Magazine: One of Thirteen Great Elementary Schools in LAUSD. Small school, family atmosphere, academic orientation, focus on the arts, differentiated curriculum, personal responsibility emphasized.

6645 74TH STREET ES (1-5)

2112 W. 74th St., L. A. (323) 753-2338 2008-09 Openings: 67 2007-08 Applications: 131 Program Capacity: 177 Success Secret: Our Magnet serves a diverse group of identified students with an in-depth, challenging, interdisciplinary academic program, balanced with an emphasis on the arts and technology.

8008 ADAMS MS (6-8)

151 W. 30th St., L.A. (213) 745-3700 2008-09 Openings: 84 2007-08 Applications: 237 Program Capacity: 225 Success Secret: Every student leaves the program with a well-rounded education designed to serve as a foundation to be successful in dealing with more sophisticated studies encountered in high school and college.

6975 SUNLAND ES (2-5)

8350 Hillrose St., Sunland (818) 352-6435 2008-09 Openings: 87 2007-08 Applications: 99 Program Capacity: 206 Success Secret: Multimedia Wireless Lab in every classroom complete with a laptop for each student to engage, motivate, and prepare them with 21st century skills.

3672 EUCLID ES (1-5) (Bilingual Spanish/English)

806 Euclid Ave., L.A. (323) 263-6792 2008-09 Openings: 102 2007-08 Applications: 221 Program Capacity: 371 Success Secret: Differentiation is utilized throughout all of the disciplines here at Euclid. We offer two English classrooms and one Spanish bilingual classroom (waiver to basic) per grade level.

7467 VENA ES (1-5)

9377 Vena Ave., Arleta (818) 896-9551 2008-09 Openings: 78 2007-08 Applications: 146 Program Capacity: 206 Success Secret: We offer a small, nurturing environment where music, dance, visual arts, science and sports are woven into the core curriculum. Music Center/L.A. Opera school.

8029 AUDUBON MS (6-8)

4120 11th Ave., L.A. (323) 290-6300 2008-09 Openings: 78 2007-08 Applications: 134 Program Capacity: 225 Success Secret: We focus on each student having equal access to an instructional environment that fosters improving student achievement in preparing for success in a competitive global and technological society. National Board Certified Teachers.

6014 HARBOR MAGNET ES (1-5) (at Park Western ES) Gifted Math/Science

1214 Park Western Pl., San Pedro (310) 833-3591 2008-09 Openings: 65 2007-08 Applications: 202 Program Capacity: 286 Success Secret: We provide an engaging, challenging curriculum that fosters a love of learning. Strong emphasis on all academic areas including arts. A National Blue Ribbon School.

7638 WELBY WAY ES (2-5)

23456 Welby Way,West Hills (818) 348-1975 2008-09 Openings: 118 2007-08 Applications: 453 Program Capacity: 349 Success Secret: A place where confidence, responsibility and initiative inspire lifelong learning.We develop students who can work and achieve to their fullest potential according to their unique gifts and optimum learning style. A National Blue Ribbon School.

8076 BURROUGHS MS (6-8)

600 S. McCadden Pl., L. A. (323) 549-5000 2008-09 Openings: 149 2007-08 Applications: 584 Program Capacity: 460 Success Secret: We believe in a collegegoing culture that provides an academically demanding and challenging curriculum balanced with enrichment and technology to help students compete in a global society.

4727 KESTER ES (1-5)

5353 Kester Ave., Sherman Oaks (818) 787-6751 2008-09 Openings: 61 2007-08 Applications: 388 Program Capacity: 226 Success Secret: We encourage the development of analytical and evaluative thought, as well as the examination of alternatives in problem solving techniques.The curriculum is rigorous and academically challenging. Nominee for California Distinguished School.

7850 WONDERLAND ES (1-5)

8510 Wonderland Ave., L.A. (323) 654-4401 2008-09 Openings: 60 2007-08 Applications: 713 Program Capacity: 226 Success Secret: Highly qualified and dedicated teachers work together to provide students with an articulated and enriched educational environment, while building a community that fosters respect and responsibility.

8111 DODSON MS (6-8)

28014 Montereina Dr., Rancho Palos Verdes (310) 241-1900 2008-09 Openings: 171 2007-08 Applications: 632 Program Capacity: 514 Success Secret: Students at Dodson participate in enrichment activities, compete on award-winning academic teams, and learn from teachers who are experts in their field.

6439

RUSSELL ES (1-5)

1263 E. Firestone Blvd., L. A. (323) 582-7247 2008-09 Openings: 32 2007-08 Applications: 78 Program Capacity: 97 Multi-Track,Year Round Calendar,Track A Success Secret: Russell students become successful, responsible, life-long learners.This is accomplished by encouraging risk-taking and cooperative/collaborative work with peers and teachers. * Before selecting a Gifted/High Ability or Highly Gifted Magnet, please READ PAGE 8 as verification is required.

8109 DREW MS (6-8)

8511 Compton Ave., L.A. (323) 583-6961 2008-09 Openings: 50 2007-08 Applications: 118 Program Capacity: 125 Multi-Track,Year Round Calendar,Track A Success Secret: Our school has a strong faculty/instructional program that supports content standards, critical thinking, and collaboration among teachers/peers. Students participate in extracurricular experiences via well-planned, exciting field trips.

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8615 EAGLE ROCK HS (7-9)

1750 Yosemite Dr., L.A. (323) 340-3500 2008-09 Openings: 57 2007-08 Applications: 189 Program Capacity: 162 Success Secret: Ours is an outstanding college preparatory program with high expectations on a campus that is friendly, safe, and verdant. We nurture and support student success.

MAGNET DIRECTORY

HIGHLY GIFTED*

Highly Gifted Magnet centers group students to allow for a demanding broad-based academic program. Emphasis is placed on problem solving and the development of higher level thinking skills as well as positive social emotional growth. Priority will be given to highly gifted students, however, students scoring at 99.5% and above on an LAUSD intellectual assessment may be accepted based on seat availability.

8360 PORTER MS (6-8)

15960 Kingsbury St., Granada Hills (818) 920-2050 2008-09 Openings: 154 2007-08 Applications: 471 Program Capacity: 460 Success Secret: Porter, a California Distinguished School, stresses collaboration and team work from parents, teachers, and our high ability students. This triad leads to student success.

8120 EL SERENO MS G/HA (6-8)

2839 N. Eastern Ave., L.A. (323) 224-4700 2008-09 Openings: 25 2007-08 Applications: 106 Program Capacity: 100 Success Secret: We believe that all students are capable of success and that there is a direct link between effort, ability, and achievement. We provide students with clear expectations, equal opportunities, and mutual accountability.

3508 EAGLE ROCK ES H/G (3-6)

2057 Fair Park Ave., L.A. (323) 254-6851 2008-09 Openings: 34 2007-08 Applications: 53 Program Capacity: 51 Success Secret: LA Magazine: One of Thirteen Great Elementary Schools in LAUSD (2006). Small classes, strong academic orientation, enriched arts curriculum, differentiated lessons, focus on individual child.

8364 SEPULVEDA MS (6-8)

15330 Plummer St., North Hills (818) 920-2848 2008-09 Openings: 156 2007-08 Applications: 211 Program Capacity: 460 Success Secret: Curriculum supports high school Advanced Placement with an emphasis on organization and critical thinking skills. Students excel in vocal/instrumental music, art, drama, dance, computers. Highly involved parent organization.

8209 KING MS (6-8) Gifted/Technology/Arts

4201 Fountain Ave., L.A. (323) 644-6700 2008-09 Openings: 126 2007-08 Applications: 286 Program Capacity: 379 Multi-Track,Year Round Calendar,Track A Success Secret: We produce classical scholars with cutting edge technology skills, to develop and nurture life-long independent learners, and to empower students to reach their potential.The curriculum creatively integrates technology and art into core subjects.

5426 MULTNOMAH ES H/G (2-5)

2101 N. Indiana Ave., L.A. (323) 225-6005 2008-09 Openings: 25 2007-08 Applications: 61 Program Capacity: 77 Accepts Gifted/High Ability Success Secret: A challenging learning community where students develop their own strengths while working together in new areas of thought and action, using technology and creativity.

8388 STEVENSON MS (6-8)

725 S. Indiana St., L.A. (323) 780-6400 2008-09 Openings: 25 2007-08 Applications: 97 Program Capacity: 100 Success Secret: Our program fosters intercultural awareness and learning experiences designed for advanced academic achievement, individual differences, development of a positive self-concept and character building.

6480

SAN JOSE ES (2-5)

8218 LAWRENCE MS (6-8)

10100 Variel Ave., Chatsworth (818) 678-7900 2008-09 Openings: 120 2007-08 Applications: 233 Program Capacity: 379 Success Secret: Over 40 Gifted classes that prepare highly able students for continued success through a challenging, accelerated, enriched, and joyful learning environment. National Board Certified Teachers.

8584 CRENSHAW HS G/HA (9-12)

5010 11th Ave., L.A. (323) 290-7800 2008-09 Openings: 86 2007-08 Applications: 88 Program Capacity: 200 Success Secret: Our program provides a rigorous, college preparatory curriculum that will groom students for post-secondary education and placement. Program offers Advanced Placement classes and a variety of honors classes.

14928 Clymer St., Mission Hills (818) 365-3218 2008-09 Openings: 69 2007-08 Applications: 39 Program Capacity: 51 Success Secret: We meet the unique intellectual, social, and physical development needs of highly gifted students. Students excel in vocal and instrumental music, art, drama, dance, and science.

8108 PORTOLA MS (6-8)

18720 Linnet St.,Tarzana (818) 654-3300 2008-09 Openings: 72 2007-08 Applications: 186 Program Capacity: 162 Success Secret: There is an emphasis on well-rounded, engaging, rigorous curriculum. Students consistently receive high honors in history, science, math, and music competitions.

8341 PALMS MS (6-8)

10860 Woodbine St., L.A. (310) 253-7600 2008-09 Openings: 175 2007-08 Applications: 578 Program Capacity: 460 Success Secret: Palms is dedicated to providing a supportive educational atmosphere challenging the intellectual/creative/ physical abilities of students. Palms is committed to fostering strength of character and developing strong leadership skills. * Before selecting a Gifted/High Ability or Highly Gifted magnet, please READ PAGE 8 as verification is required.

8751 MARSHALL HS (9-12)

3939 Tracy St., L. A. (323) 671-1400 2008-09 Openings: 91 2007-08 Applications: 324 Program Capacity: 368 Multi-Track,Year Round Calendar,Track A Success Secret: By providing a stringent/ rigorous curriculum, our Magnet has designed a course of study that is an academically challenging program. Students enroll in honors and/or Advanced Placement courses.

8785 NORTH HOLLYWOOD HS (9-12)

5321 Colfax Ave., North Hollywood (818) 769-8510 2008-09 Openings: 126 2007-08 Applications: 121 Program Capacity: 297 Success Secret: Ours is an academically rigorous college preparatory program. Our faculty members provide students with a creative/nurturing environment and employ effective/innovative teaching methods that meet and far exceed the state standards.

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HUMANITIES

Humanities Magnets are dedicated to the belief that students should be educated with a global perspective.These programs use an interdisciplinary approach to increase student awareness of and appreciation for the exciting cultural world in which we live.

LAW/GOVERNMENT/ POLICE ACADEMIES

Law/Government/Police Studies Magnets are designed to prepare young people who wish to pursue careers in law, police science, criminology, forensics and related fields. Most Magnets feature state-of-the-art courtrooms, law libraries, and access to the latest technology.

8183 HOLMES MS (6-8) International

9351 Paso Robles Ave., Northridge (818) 678-4100 2008-09 Openings: 112 2007-08 Applications: 385 Program Capacity: 406 Success Secret: Holmes has a rigorous academic program on a safe, clean campus. Strong parent participation + caring staff = high achieving students. A California Distinguished School and a "School to Watch."

8603 DORSEY HS (9-12) Law/Public Service

3537 Farmdale Ave., L.A. (323) 298-8400 2008-09 Openings: 128 2007-08 Applications: 79 Program Capacity: 210 Success Secret: We are a home away from home.We are genuinely concerned about the student's welfare and their future. Curriculum emphasizes thematic instruction in law, and a sense of civic responsibility. National Board Certified Teachers.

8813 RESEDA HS (9-12) Police Academy

18230 Kittridge St., Reseda (818) 758-3600 2008-09 Openings: 42 2007-08 Applications: 95 Program Capacity: 157 Success Secret: Our staff fosters a fun, yet rigorous learning environment through a plethora of specialized courses, field trips, guest speakers, and internship opportunities for those interested in law.

8225 LE CONTE MS (6-8) International

1316 N. Bronson Ave., Hollywood (323) 308-1700 2008-09 Openings: 91 2007-08 Applications: 152 Program Capacity: 275 Multi-Track,Year Round Calendar,Track A Success Secret: We provide every student an opportunity to learn in an academic atmosphere, incorporating individual learning styles, enabling them to compete, contribute and prosper in an American and Global society.

8604 DORSEY HS (9-12) Police Academy

3537 Farmdale Ave., L.A. (323) 298-8400 2008-09 Openings: 31 2007-08 Applications: 42 Program Capacity: 78 Success Secret: We offer a rigorous academic program for young men and women expressing an interest in law enforcement careers. Our curriculum provides students with specialized coursework, training, mentoring, work and volunteer opportunities.

8847 SAN PEDRO HS (9-12) Police Academy

1001 W. 15th St., San Pedro (310) 241-5800 2008-09 Openings: 25 2007-08 Applications: 80 Program Capacity: 120 Success Secret: Our students learn about careers in law enforcement and participate in a rigorous academic, physical training, and community service program. We offer forensic science and computer technology courses.

8593 CLEVELAND HS (9-12) Humanities

8140 Vanalden Ave., Reseda (818) 885-2300 2008-09 Openings: 261 2007-08 Applications: 432 Program Capacity: 878 Success Secret: We offer thematic, interdisciplinary, and writing-based curriculum. We are also a model school and teachertraining center for LAUSD Humanitas schools. A California Distinguished School.

8769 MONROE HS (9-12) Law/Government

9229 Haskell Ave., North Hills (818) 830-4200 2008-09 Openings: 114 2007-08 Applications: 120 Program Capacity: 393 Success Secret: We provide students with a better understanding of the process of law and government, teach them critical thinking skills and help them become better communicators.

8619 WILSON HS (9-12) Administrative Law

4500 Multnomah St., L. A. (323) 276-1600 2008-09 Openings: 62 2007-08 Applications: 123 Program Capacity: 244 Success Secret: Students study in an authentic courtroom setting with administrative law judges, attorneys, representatives of the USC, UCLA, and Loyola Marymount Law Schools.

8687 HAMILTON HS (9-12) Humanities

2955 S. Robertson Blvd., L. A. (310) 280-1400 2008-09 Openings: 91 2007-08 Applications: 278 Program Capacity: 352 Success Secret: All classes are taught on the Honors/Advanced Placement level. We focus on strengthening cultural literacy, critical thinking skills, and the ability to articulate.

8767 MONROE HS (9-12) Police Academy

9229 Haskell Ave., North Hills (818) 830-4200 2008-09 Openings: 44 2007-08 Applications: 57 Program Capacity: 157 Success Secret: Students receive a stimulating, challenging array of courses and handson activities that instill interest in, knowledge of, and an understanding of community and national issues pertaining to law enforcement.

8613 WILSON HS (9-12) Police Academy

4500 Multnomah St., L. A. (323) 276-1600 2008-09 Openings: 51 2007-08 Applications: 77 Program Capacity: 157 Success Secret: We are a small learning community that focuses on all aspects of law enforcement. Our students participate in a structured and disciplined college preparatory curriculum that emphasizes ethics, morality, and community service.

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MATH/SCIENCE/ TECHNOLOGY (M/S/T)

Math/Science/Technology Magnets afford students many opportunities to use technology to enhance the learning process in all subject areas.These programs are geared to the student's interest in mathematics, science, and computer technology.

MAGNET DIRECTORY

2604 BUCHANAN ES (2-5)

5024 Buchanan St., L.A. (323) 255-7118 2008-09 Openings: 34 2007-08 Applications: 79 Program Capacity: 97 Success Secret: We offer a small familyoriented program in a cohesive school-within-a-school. Our emphasis is on higher-level thinking and creativity with a strong science and computer technology focus.

7123 BRADLEY ES (1-5) Environmental Science/Humanities

3875 Dublin Ave., L. A. (323) 292-8195 2008-09 Openings: 162 2007-08 Applications: 143 Program Capacity: 508 Full School Magnet Uniforms Required Success Secret: "With passion and persistence, we will perpetually pursue excellence, for learning is our top priority." We grow our own staff, with 10-12 teachers and coordinators being former students, parents, or teacher assistants.

5783 FLOURNOY ES (2-5)

1630 E. 111th St., L. A. (323) 564-2545 2008-09 Openings: 28 2007-08 Applications: 73 Program Capacity: 97 Success Secret: We are a small familyoriented program offering field trips based on scientific interests and extra-curricular activities: choral music, orchestra, soccer, and drill team. National Board Certified Teachers.

4617 HUMPHREYS ES (2-5) (Bilingual)

500 S. Humphreys Ave., L.A. (323) 263-6958 2008-09 Openings: 60 2007-08 Applications: 112 Program Capacity: 165 Success Secret: Our Magnet program creates a nurturing environment that equips students to meet the challenges of an evolving technological society through the use of math, science, computers, and other technological multimedia. National Board Certified Teachers.

4132 GLEDHILL ES (1-5)

16030 Gledhill St., Sepulveda (818) 894-1151 2008-09 Openings: 72 2007-08 Applications: 158 Program Capacity: 226 Success Secret: We are dedicated to providing a learning environment that integrates achievement, self-esteem, and appreciation of cultural diversity.Teacher and student accountability are crucial to our success.

2507 BRENTWOOD ES (1-5) Science

740 Gretna Green Way, L.A. (310) 826-5631 2008-09 Openings: 279 2007-08 Applications: 709 Program Capacity: 1155 Full School Magnet Success Secret: Our scientific atmosphere creates an excitement for learning through discovery and stimulates the student to apply the critical and creative thinking required in science and other areas of study.

6881 INDEPENDENCE ES (1-5)

8435 Victoria Ave., South Gate (323) 249-9559 2008-09 Openings: 42 2007-08 Applications: 69 Program Capacity: 123 Multi-Track,Year Round Calendar,Track A Success Secret: We believe that all students will succeed in all academic areas, thus we provide a rigorous program within a challenging learning environment in order to facilitate student success.

4453 HASKELL ES (1-5)

15850 Tulsa St., Granada Hills (818) 366-6431 2008-09 Openings: 65 2007-08 Applications: 292 Program Capacity: 206 Success Secret: Our exemplary teachers possess the three C's: Content Knowledge, Commitment to Continuous Improvement, Creativity. We believe in children!

3830 BROADOUS ES (3-5)

12561 Filmore St., Pacoima (818) 896-5236 2008-09 Openings: 16 2007-08 Applications: 32 Program Capacity: 58 Multi-Track,Year Round Calendar,Track A Success Secret: Our students are prepared for the challenges of today and to solve the problems of tomorrow. Teachers nurture students and encourage them to improve their speaking and public performance skills.

4932 LOMITA ES (1-5)

2211 W. 247th St., Lomita (310) 326-1655 2008-09 Openings: 257 2007-08 Applications: 412 Program Capacity: 961 Full School Magnet, Multi-Track,Year Round Calendar,Tracks A,B,C, and D Success Secret: The Magnet's state-of-theart technology/science lab and enhanced curriculum serve as a catalyst for improved student achievement. Ongoing parental support also contributes to the enriched school environment.

2374 HUGHES ES (1-5)

4242 Clara St., Cudahy (323) 560-4422 2008-09 Openings: 67 2007-08 Applications: 101 Program Capacity: 185 Multi-Track,Year Round Calendar,Track A Success Secret: We are committed to teaching students how to learn by emphasizing critical thinking, research skills, differentiated instructional strategies and the use of technology.

2590 BRYSON ES (1-5)

4470 Missouri Ave., South Gate (323) 569-7141 2008-09 Openings: 49 2007-08 Applications: 181 Program Capacity: 154 Multi-Track,Year Round Calendar,Track C Success Secret: High levels of expectation for all stakeholders (students, parents, and staff) are at the core of the program. The development of the total child is enhanced by the demands of excellence and participation in the school community. A California Distinguished School and Title I Academic Achievement Award School.

4974 LORNE ES (3-5)

17440 Lorne St., Northridge (818) 342-3123 2008-09 Openings: 125 2007-08 Applications: 218 Program Capacity: 320 Success Secret: Lorne provides a stimulating learning environment that promotes high academic achievement and respect for all. We have an excellent computer lab, orchestra and exciting arts program. A California Distinguished School.

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5316 MILES ES (1-5)

6720 Miles, Huntington Park (323) 588-8296 2008-09 Openings: 33 2007-08 Applications: 174 Program Capacity: 165 Multi-Track,Year Round Calendar,Track A Success Secret: This program engages students in inquiry-based activities that develop conceptual learning throughout the curriculum.There is an emphasis on math/ science and integrating technology as a tool for acquiring and demonstrating knowledge.

5427 MULTNOMAH ES (1-5) Environmental Science

2101 N. Indiana Ave., L. A. (323) 225-6005 2008-09 Openings: 28 2007-08 Applications: 161 Program Capacity: 117 Success Secret: We are a place where students become environmentally and scientifically literate and active, value their environment, respect all life forms, and understand the basic principles that support our planet.

6080 PLASENCIA ES (K-5)

1321 Cortez St., L.A. (213) 250-7450 2008-09 Openings: 24 2007-08 Applications: 227 Program Capacity: 177 Success Secret: We pride ourselves in creating a climate that evokes children's sense of wonder and inspires their imagination to soar! Bravo Award Honorable Mention: Excellence in the Arts.

5343 MONLUX ES (3-5)

6051 Bellaire, North Hollywood (818) 763-4693 2008-09 Openings: 63 2007-08 Applications: 181 Program Capacity: 186 Success Secret: Monlux M/S/T fosters good citizenship, trustworthiness, and selfconfidence. Students develop academic enthusiasm resulting in improved study skills, outstanding organization skills, and middle school readiness.

5858 107TH ST. ES (3-5)

147 E. 107th St., L.A. (323) 756-8137 2008-09 Openings: 31 2007-08 Applications: 38 Program Capacity: 77 Multi-Track,Year Round Calendar,Track A Success Secret: Students have opportunities to experience learning that takes them far beyond the traditional experience.They are challenged to excel in math and science integrated with technology.

6159 PURCHE ES (1-5) Science/Technology

13210 Purche Ave., Gardena (310) 323-3184 2008-09 Openings: 45 2007-08 Applications: 93 Program Capacity: 123 Success Secret: We employ a dedicated, diverse professional teaching staff who offer students a rigorous curriculum through the project-based approach. We have one computer for each student.

6882 MONTARA ES (2-5)

10018 Montara Ave., South Gate (323) 567-1451 2008-09 Openings: 74 2007-08 Applications: 73 Program Capacity: 206 Success Secret: Montara Magnet boasts highly qualified teachers who are enthusiastic about teaching and learning more math, science and technology.

6052 PASEO DEL REY ES (1-5) Natural Science

7751 Paseo del Rey, Playa del Rey (310) 823-2356 2008-09 Openings: 93 2007-08 Applications: 254 Program Capacity: 489 Full School Magnet Success Secret: Students study marine biology, and participate in field trips to Bellona Wetlands and Pacific Aquarium. Our staff continually discusses best teaching practices and strategies to meet the diverse needs of all students.

4644 SAN ANTONIO ES (1-5)

6222 State St., Huntington Park (323) 582-1250 2008-09 Openings: 30 2007-08 Applications: 55 Program Capacity: 117 Multi-Track,Year Round Calendar,Track A Success Secret: We take great pride in our Technology Center, Science Discovery Center and our recognized National Wildlife habitats. Our program is student-centered, inquirybased and designed to meet the needs of all motivated, active learners.

6876 SAN MIGUEL ES (2-5)

9801 San Miguel, South Gate (323) 567-0511 2008-09 Openings: 67 2007-08 Applications: 107 Program Capacity: 174 Multi-Track,Year Round Calendar,Track A and D Success Secret: Computer technology is emphasized in all aspects of our curriculum. Our science program is enhanced by weekly science labs, classroom lab centers and an annual science fair.

7036 TAPER ES (K-5) Technology

1824 Taper Ave., San Pedro (310) 832-3056 2008-09 Openings: 31 2007-08 Applications: 165 Program Capacity: 143 Success Secret: Teachers use technology in the classroom as a tool to assist students in all curricular areas. Students become better prepared to adapt in a technological society.

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7562 VINTAGE ES (1-5)

15848 Stare St., North Hills (818) 892-8661 2008-09 Openings: 181 2007-08 Applications: 506 Program Capacity: 675 Full School Magnet Success Secret: We recognize that our students are united by a common interest in math/science/technology, while at the same time contribute unique perspectives related to the diverse backgrounds from which they come. A California Distinguished School.

MAGNET DIRECTORY

8105 CURTISS MS (6-8)

1254 E. Helmick St., Carson (310) 661-4500 2008-09 Openings: 120 2007-08 Applications: 284 Program Capacity: 375 Uniforms Required Success Secret: Our faculty takes personal responsibility for each student. Our small learning community focuses on strengthening cultural literacy, critical thinking skills, and the ability to articulate.

8150 GAGE MS (6-8)

2880 E. Gage Ave., Huntington Park (323) 826-1500 2008-09 Openings: 90 2007-08 Applications: 199 Program Capacity: 275 Multi-Track,Year Round Calendar,Track B Success Secret: The program is technology driven, designed to create an enriched learning environment for students to share experiences, learn from others, commit quality time to the pursuit of knowledge, and use talents for exploring new and challenging ideas.

8119 EL SERENO MS M/S/T (6-8)

2839 N. Eastern Ave., L.A. (323) 224-4700 2008-09 Openings: 25 2007-08 Applications: 152 Program Capacity: 125 Success Secret: We believe that all students are capable of success and that there is a direct link between effort, ability, and achievement.We provide students with clear expectations, equal opportunities, and mutual accountability.

7697 WESTMINSTER ES (1-5) Computer/M/S

1010 Abbot Kinney Blvd.,Venice (310) 392-3041 2008-09 Openings: 56 2007-08 Applications: 123 Program Capacity: 234 Success Secret: We use the intriguing and dynamic effect of computer technology as a unique opportunity to involve our diverse population in the joy and challenge of an ever-changing technical universe. A Reading by 9 School.

8167 GRIFFITH MS (6-8)

4765 E. 4th St., L.A. (323) 266-7400 2008-09 Openings: 97 2007-08 Applications: 206 Program Capacity: 275 Success Secret: All students are placed in small learning communities, sharing core content teachers.There is a strong science and math focus with field trips based on scientific interests.

8128 FLEMING MS (6-8)

25425 Walnut St., Lomita (310) 257-4500 2008-09 Openings: 84 2007-08 Applications: 263 Program Capacity: 297 Success Secret: We are a small familyoriented school with a strong math, science, and computer technology focus.We provide our students with the knowledge they need to be successful in the 21st century workplace.

8175 HENRY MS (6-8) Computer/M/S

17340 San Jose St., Granada Hills (818) 832-3870 2008-09 Openings: 95 2007-08 Applications: 271 Program Capacity: 270 Success Secret: Intellectually challenging curriculum is enhanced by cutting edge technology integrated into all academic subjects. We feature advanced electives in cartoon animation and film making. Henry is one of the few schools with a Robotics Lab.

7822 WINDSOR HILLS ES (1-5) M/S/Aerospace

5215 Overdale Dr., L.A. (323) 293-6251 2008-09 Openings: 156 2007-08 Applications: 340 Program Capacity: 705 Full School Magnet Success Secret: An invaluable component of our total school program is parent involvement.Through the various councils, parents become our partners in increasing student achievement and promoting positive cultural interaction.

8138 FROST MS (6-8) Computer Science

12314 Bradford Pl., Granada Hills (818) 832-6900 2008-09 Openings: 112 2007-08 Applications: 396 Program Capacity: 379 Success Secret: Our program's small size allows a fully implemented small learning environment. Small class sizes are designed to meet the needs of all students and help them become a community of learners. National Board Certified Teachers.

8180 HOLLENBECK MS (6-8)

2510 E. 6th St., L.A. (323) 780-3000 2008-09 Openings: 84 2007-08 Applications: 229 Program Capacity: 270 Success Secret: A strong program with a focus on science, math, and technology. Students participate in project-based science, English, history curriculum, and explore their scientific and historical interests through related field trips and projects.

8061 BETHUNE MS (6-8)

155 W. 69th St., L.A. (323) 541-1800 2008-09 Openings: 84 2007-08 Applications: 112 Program Capacity: 270 Multi-Track,Year Round Calendar,Track A Success Secret: Students have the opportunity to explore, investigate, discover the principles of mathematics and the wonders of science while using cutting-edge technology in three highly advanced computer labs.

8256 MUIR MS (6-8)

5929 S.Vermont Ave., L.A. (323) 565-2200 2008-09 Openings: 37 2007-08 Applications: 124 Program Capacity: 125 Multi-Track,Year Round Calendar,Track D Success Secret: We are a direct link to the University of Southern California (USC). We are a primary feeder to the USC Neighborhood Academic Initiative Program, which offers automatic admission to USC, fully paid for up to five years for those who qualify.

8081 BYRD MS (6-8)

9171 Telfair Ave., Sun Valley (818) 394-4600 2008-09 Openings: 56 2007-08 Applications: 117 Program Capacity: 162 Success Secret: Ours is a small, personalized program committed to excellence and developing students who seek solutions to problems, grow in self-discipline, become active leaders, and form an understanding of our diverse cultural community.

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8273 NOBEL MS (6-8)

9950 Tampa Ave., Northridge (818) 773-4700 2008-09 Openings: 250 2007-08 Applications: 1049 Program Capacity: 839 Success Secret: We provide a rigorous, "Hands-On," activity based curriculum with an emphasis on Math and Science. Electives include Marine Science, Forensic Science and Astronomy. Our students find out that learning and having fun do go "Hand-in-Hand."

8435 VAN NUYS MS (6-8)

5435 Vesper Ave.,Van Nuys (818) 267-5900 2008-09 Openings: 60 2007-08 Applications: 145 Program Capacity: 200 Success Secret: Best Kept Secret in the Valley. Students receive a personalized academic program in a nurturing environment. There is a Big Buddy Program for 6th/8th grade students, varied enrichment opportunities and curricular field trips.

8323 PACOIMA MS (6-8) Computer/M/S

9919 Laurel Canyon Blvd., Pacoima (818) 686-4200 2008-09 Openings: 57 2007-08 Applications: 106 Program Capacity: 175 Success Secret: Students have an opportunity to study in a setting in which math and computer science are the chief emphasis: developing leadership skills, working in group settings, creating close friendships and pursuing special interests.

8494 WRIGHT MS (6-8) M/S/Aerospace

6550 W. 80th St., L.A. (310) 258-6600 2008-09 Openings: 144 2007-08 Applications: 310 Program Capacity: 425 Success Secret: We provide a program which is academically oriented, where the student is assisted in achieving his/her maximum potential through child-centered, individualized instruction coupled with small group activities and enrichment experiences.

8357 REVERE MS (6-8)

1450 Allenford Ave., L.A. (310) 917-4800 2008-09 Openings: 125 2007-08 Applications: 615 Program Capacity: 379 Success Secret: Our rigorous standardsbased curriculum is activity/project-based and designed to provide all students with an exciting, energetic learning experience. A Character Counts school.

8351 PEARY MS (6-8)

1415 W. Gardena Blvd., Gardena (310) 225-4200 2008-09 Openings: 52 2007-08 Applications: 245 Program Capacity: 175 Success Secret: A rigorous college preparatory program which encourages personal growth and academic achievement. Science Fair, History Day, curricular field trips and other enrichment opportunities. Faculty and staff communicate high expectations for student behavior and academic progress.

8572 CANOGA PARK HS (9-12) Environmental/Veterinary Science

6850 Topanga Cyn. Blvd., Canoga Park (818) 673-1300 2008-09 Openings: 119 2007-08 Applications: 155 Program Capacity: 210 Success Secret: Our program caters to students interested in agricultural and/or veterinary-related science majors and careers. Ours is a hands-on program with unique on-site features: 1.5 acre farm with livestock, landscaping plots, and plant identification area.

8382 SOUTH GATE MS (6-8)

4100 Firestone Blvd., South Gate (323) 568-4000 2008-09 Openings: 90 2007-08 Applications: 341 Program Capacity: 375 Success Secret: We prepare innovative leaders of tomorrow. Our students have access to the latest technology.They participate in educational/technology conferences annually to showcase their technology projects.

8601 DORSEY HS M/S/T (9-12)

3537 Farmdale Ave., L.A. (323) 298-8400 2008-09 Openings: 267 2007-08 Applications: 72 Program Capacity: 131 Success Secret: Our tightly-knit program offers small, rigorous classes and opportunities for students to learn outside the classroom through community partnerships like the MESA program and NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

8644 FRANKLIN HS (9-12)

820 N. Ave. 54, L.A. (323) 550-2000 2008-09 Openings: 84 2007-08 Applications: 144 Program Capacity: 325 Multi-Track,Year Round Calendar,Track C Success Secret: We are a small familyoriented program with all the advantages of a large school offering a strong math, science, technology course of study.

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8651 FREMONT HS (9-12)

7676 S. San Pedro St., L. A. (323) 565-1200 2008-09 Openings: 22 2007-08 Applications: 89 Program Capacity: 175 Multi-Track,Year Round Calendar,Track C Success Secret: We (teacher/students/ parents/other stakeholders) are part of one big family.We are not afraid to challenge our students and push them to do their utmost in order to be accepted at any college/university in the United States.

8732 LINCOLN HS (9-12)

3501 N. Broadway, L.A. (323) 441-4600 2008-09 Openings: 38 2007-08 Applications: 103 Program Capacity: 200 Success Secret: Our program emphasizes exciting field study experiences; rigorous/ varied curriculum built collaboratively by a team of highly trained teachers; and a unique senior research course. National Board Certified Teachers.

8739 LOS ANGELES HS (9-12)

4650 W. Olympic Blvd., L.A. (323) 900-2700 2008-09 Openings: 94 2007-08 Applications: 173 Program Capacity: 315 Multi-Track,Year Round Calendar,Track C Success Secret: The key to our success is to treat every student as an equal and to meet with each individually for counseling purposes. Students feel that there are no favorites. Counselors know all of their students.

8680 GARFIELD HS (9-12) Computer Science

5101 E. Sixth St., L.A. (323) 268-9361 2008-09 Openings: 63 2007-08 Applications: 92 Program Capacity: 210 Multi-Track,Year Round Calendar,Track C Success Secret: Our kids make the program! The teachers and counselors collaborate with each other to ensure a successful program.There are many activities, events and field trips.

8787 NORTH HOLLYWOOD (9-12) HS/LA ZOO Biological Science

5231 Colfax Ave., North Hollywood (818) 769-8510 2008-09 Openings: 84 2007-08 Applications: 264 Program Capacity: 297 Success Secret: Located in Griffith Park, adjacent to the Los Angeles Zoo, we are the only small school Zoo Magnet in the State of California. Our college preparatory program specializes in biological sciences, math, and other science-related fields.

8778 NARBONNE HS (9-12)

24300 S.Western Ave., Harbor City (310) 257-7100 2008-09 Openings: 97 2007-08 Applications: 363 Program Capacity: 433 Success Secret: Narbonne supports commitment to excellence in education by providing a comprehensive, interesting, and challenging math-science-technology focused program that best prepares them for the rigors of future collegiate and professional life.

8678 GRANADA HILLS/ (9-12) CSUN HS

10535 Zelzah Ave., Granada Hills (818) 360-2361 2008-09 Openings: 104 2007-08 Applications: 983 Program Capacity: 443 All students admitted to the Magnet will be required to attend either the 2- or 4-week Summer Transition Academy the summer prior to the beginning of the school year. Success Secret: All of our stakeholders work collaboratively to ensure student success. Also, there is a wonderful dynamic between our deaf/hard of hearing students and their ASL counterparts.

8799 PALISADES HS (9-12)

15777 Bowdoin St., Pacific Palisades (310) 230-6623 2008-09 Openings: 118 2007-08 Applications: 675 Program Capacity: 477 Success Secret: With our use of various modalities of instruction and interactive tools in the classroom, our students are motivated to do their personal best. This, coupled with a team of knowledgeable/dedicated teachers, makes our program successful.

8722 JORDAN HS (9-12)

2265 E. 103rd St., L.A. (323) 568-4100 2008-09 Openings: 58 2007-08 Applications: 74 Program Capacity: 225 Success Secret: Our small, academically rigorous Magnet, with skilled, caring teachers, prepares students for success in highly selective colleges. We specialize in fieldwork, service learning, and leadership training.

8745 LAUSD/USC HS (9-12)

822 W. 32nd St., L. A. (213) 749-7179 2008-09 Openings: 56 2007-08 Applications: 550 Program Capacity: 275 Success Secret: We have a small campus with personalized instruction, where the community is an extension of the classroom. We seek to prepare students to reach their fullest human potential so they may live creative and meaningful personal/professional lives.

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Los Angeles Unified School District

8892 VAN NUYS HS M/S/T (9-12)

6535 Cedros Ave.,Van Nuys (818) 778-6800 2008-09 Openings: 148 2007-08 Applications: 308 Program Capacity: 595 Success Secret: We offer a wide range of classes for our students. Our affiliation with Valley College allows for students to take high-end college courses. As one of America's Best High Schools, we have one of the largest Advanced Placement programs in the State.

8927 WASHINGTON HS M/S (9-12)

10860 S. Denker Ave., L. A. (323) 418-4000 2008-09 Openings: 97 2007-08 Applications: 67 Program Capacity: 250 Success Secret: "Commitment to the student and high expectations for all" is our motto. Students receive personalized service that leads to success meeting graduation requirements and being prepared for postsecondary opportunities.

8809 POLYTECHNIC HS (9-12)

12431 Roscoe Blvd., Sun Valley (818) 394-3600 2008-09 Openings: 110 2007-08 Applications: 195 Program Capacity: 393 Multi-Track,Year Round Calendar,Track A Success Secret: The commitment and dedication of teachers and staff creates an environment where students excel. Our program gives many opportunities to take Advanced Placement, honors, and college classes, as well as opportunities to participate in internships.

8844 SAN FERNANDO HS (9-12)

11133 O'Melveny Ave., San Fernando (818) 898-7600 2008-09 Openings: 141 2007-08 Applications: 141 Program Capacity: 375 Multi-Track,Year Round Calendar,Track C Success Secret: There is no excuse for failure! We are here to nurture the students whether they need assistance or enrichment. The Magnet family (students, parents, faculty, and staff) meets during the semester to ensure success.

8944 WESTCHESTER HS (9-12) M/S/Aerospace (9-12)

7400 W. Manchester, L.A. (310) 338-2400 2008-09 Openings: 89 2007-08 Applications: 369 Program Capacity: 379 Success Secret: Outstanding motivated student body with great teachers and supportive parents. Six National Board Certified Teachers.

8815 RESEDA HS (9-12) Math/Science

18230 Kittridge St., Reseda (818) 758-3600 2008-09 Openings: 111 2007-08 Applications: 257 Program Capacity: 393 Success Secret: We are committed to the belief that a school is only as good as the strength of its program, the quality of its teachers, and the caliber of its students.The program prepares students to be successful in the fields of medicine, physics, chemistry, engineering, geology, and environmental science.

8851 SAN PEDRO HS (9-12) Marine/M/S/T

1001 W. 15th St., San Pedro (310) 241-5800 2008-09 Openings: 109 2007-08 Applications: 217 Program Capacity: 379 Success Secret: Our students participate in a rigorous academic program that offers unique opportunities to explore the field of marine science and are supported by a highly qualified, enthusiastic staff.

8879 SYLMAR HS (9-12)

13050 Borden Ave., Sylmar (818) 833-3700 2008-09 Openings: 106 2007-08 Applications: 186 Program Capacity: 393 Success Secret: We provide a rigorous academic program that successfully prepares students for selective universities. Our close-knit, family environment provides encouragement for academic success and social responsibility.

8833 ROOSEVELT HS (9-12)

456 S. Mathews St., L.A. (323) 780-6500 2008-09 Openings: 117 2007-08 Applications: 221 Program Capacity: 393 Multi-Track,Year Round Calendar,Track C Success Secret: Students receive a demanding standards-based educational experience in a program that offers group projects, out of classroom demonstrations, computer simulations, and data projects. Partnership with USC School of Dentistry.

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2008-2009

MEDICAL CAREERS

Medical and Health Careers Magnets are ideal settings for future doctors, scientists and allied health professionals. Programs emphasize activity-based instruction and learning experiences at major hospitals, health care facilities, universities, and science research laboratories.

MAGNET DIRECTORY

ONE-OF-A-KIND

Each Magnet in this category has a specialized theme. All are designed to give students an opportunity to pursue their interest. All stress academic excellence and focus on the cooperative, experiential learning; interdisciplinary coursework; and peer collaboration.

8101 COLUMBUS MS (6-8) Medical/M/S

22250 Elkwood St., Canoga Park (818) 702-1200 2008-09 Openings: 104 2007-08 Applications: 153 Program Capacity: 270 Success Secret: Students are educated at higher levels by highly qualified teachers so they can compete successfully in an increasingly technological job market. In addition, our partnership with Kaiser Permanente provides unique experiences for our students in various medical fields.

2069 ALLESANDRO ES (1-6) Cooperative Learning

2210 Riverside Dr., L.A. (323) 666-7162 2008-09 Openings: 30 2007-08 Applications: 97 Program Capacity: 185 Multi-Track,Year Round Calendar,Track C Success Secret: Our staff creates a positive climate in the whole class, allowing students to get to know each other well, have a positive class identity, value individual differences, and experience mutual support and synergy.

4322 ARROYO SECO (K-8) Museum Science 8727 KING-DREW MAGNET HS (9-12) of Medicine and Science

1601 E. 120th St., L.A. (323) 566-0420 2008-09 Openings: 491 2007-08 Applications: 884 Program Capacity: 1700 Full School Magnet Uniforms Required Success Secret: Students attend AMHPS Biomedical Symposiums each year. Seniors receive over $10 Million annually in meritbased scholarships. National Board Certified Teachers. 4805 Sycamore Terrace, L.A. (323) 254-5141 2008-09 Openings: 70 2007-08 Applications: 778 Program Capacity: 542 Full School Magnet Success Secret: Our students train with professional curators and docents at local museums. Title 1 Academic Achievement Award winner.

8229 MADISON MS (6-8) Medical/M/S

13000 Hart St., North Hollywood (818) 255-5200 2008-09 Openings: 99 2007-08 Applications: 212 Program Capacity: 297 Success Secret: Our small, academically and technologically enriched school supports the whole child by providing challenging hands-on learning. Hospital, museum, and nature center trips are student-centered. Career days offer on-site learning with science and medical professionals.

2741 COMMUNITY MAGNET CHARTER SCHOOL (K-5)

11301 Bellagio Rd., L. A. (310) 476-2281 2008-09 Openings: 35 2007-08 Applications: 1652 Program Capacity: 437 Full School Magnet Success Secret: We believe each learner is unique and has the potential to become a responsible, and respectable individual. Our students learn self-awareness and creativity.

8232 MARKHAM MS (6-8) Health Careers

1650 E. 104th St., L.A. (323) 568-5500 2008-09 Openings: 109 2007-08 Applications: 279 Program Capacity: 175 Uniforms Required Success Secret: Students are given the opportunity to observe health care professionals in action, and create public service announcements through the Watts Health Care Corporation.They also take part in annual emergency drills at Harbor/UCLA Medical Center.

8853 ORTHOPAEDIC (9-12) HOSPITAL HS Medical

300 W. 23rd St., L.A. (213) 765-2088 2008-09 Openings: 191 2007-08 Applications: 518 Program Capacity: 788 Full School Magnet Success Secret: Our small school environment, personalized instruction, and the partnerships with Orthopaedic Hospital, Trade Tech College, USC Dental School and Physicians Assistant programs definitely ensure student success!

3288 CRESCENT HEIGHTS ES (1-5) Language Arts/Social Justice

1661 S. Crescent Heights Blvd., L.A. 323-931-2761 2008-09 Openings: 60 2007-08 Applications: 167 Program Capacity: 342 Full School Magnet Success Secret: We prepare students for active citizenship through learning partnerships, engaged dialogues, and respect for differences. California Distinguished School. National Board Certified Teachers.

8754 BRAVO HS (9-12) Medical

1200 N. Cornwell St., L. A. (323) 227-4400 2008-09 Openings: 365 2007-08 Applications: 1193 Program Capacity: 1725 Full School Magnet Success Secret: Bravo's mission is to provide students with opportunities to explore the health professions, while fostering an environment of inquiry and learning that promotes the development of human relations skills and abilities. A National Blue Ribbon School.

8891 VAN NUYS HS (9-12) Medical

6535 Cedros Ave.,Van Nuys (818) 778-6800 2008-09 Openings: 64 2007-08 Applications: 171 Program Capacity: 243 Success Secret: Students participate in special volunteer programs with Northridge Hospital Medical Center and Providence Holy Cross Medical Center, participating in seminars and developing their volunteer experiences into unique research projects.

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Los Angeles Unified School District

5889 OPEN CHARTER (K-5)

5540 W. 77th St., L.A. (310) 568-0735 2008-09 Openings: 20 2007-08 Applications: 842 Program Capacity: 366 Full School Magnet Success Secret: We believe that learning happens best in context and that children are naturally curious, motivated learners capable of integrating and categorizing experiences in order to add to their understanding of the world around them. A California Distinguished School.

8738 DOWNTOWN (9-12) BUSINESS (DBM) HS

1081 W.Temple St., L. A. (213) 481-0371 2008-09 Openings: 151 2007-08 Applications: 238 Program Capacity: 656 Full School Magnet Success Secret: We are a college-focused school--students excel because they can take specialized and college level courses. One of our finest programs, the Academy of Finance, features two-to-four year academic programs that augment the standard curriculum.

8724 KENNEDY HS (9-12) Architecture/Digital Arts

11254 Gothic Ave., Granada Hills (818) 363-6794 2008-09 Openings: 98 2007-08 Applications: 255 Program Capacity: 368 Success Secret: Students select an interdisciplinary course of study, exploring the complexities of art in the areas of architecture, graphic design, and filmmaking.We aspire to develop self-sufficient, critical-thinking, tolerant, self-motivated citizens of the world community.

8530 BANNING HS (9-12) College Incentive/M/S

1527 Lakme Ave.,Wilmington (310) 847-3700 2008-09 Openings: 81 2007-08 Applications: 156 Program Capacity: 315 Success Secret: Our students commit to achieve academically and prepare themselves to be competitively eligible for admission to four-year universities.

8746 ELECTRONICS INFO/ (9-12) MULTIMEDIA HS (DBM)

1081 W.Temple St., L. A. (213) 481-0371 2008-09 Openings: 49 2007-08 Applications: 131 Program Capacity: 250 Full School Magnet Success Secret: This Magnet is the onramp to the Information Super Highway. Small classes give student personal exposure to technologies via hands-on, activity-based instruction with seminar-style elective offerings.

8744 MANUAL ARTS HS (9-12) College Preparatory

4131 S. Vermont Ave., L. A. (323) 232-1121 2008-09 Openings: 95 2007-08 Applications: 198 Program Capacity: 367 Multi-Track,Year Round Calendar,Track A Success Secret: One of USC's Family of Schools. Students participate in USC TRIO and numerous high school oriented programs. LACC-Upward Bound. Prime Time-LAUSD volunteers and corporate internships enhance learning.

8595 CRENSHAW HS (9-12) Teacher Training

5010 11th Ave., L.A. (323) 290-7800 2008-09 Openings: 114 2007-08 Applications: 124 Program Capacity: 289 Success Secret: We provide an honors curriculum, Advanced Placement Program, innovative technology and pedagogy to prepare our students for college. Partnerships offer paid internships and travel opportunities which inspire responsibility, academic achievement, and develop leaders for a global society.

8625 FASHION CAREERS HS (9-12) (DBM)

1081 W.Temple St., L. A. (213) 481-0371 2008-09 Openings: 34 2007-08 Applications: 102 Program Capacity: 125 Full School Magnet Success Secret: Our school is fully equipped with a professional sewing laboratory. Students participate in all aspects of fashion design and have an opportunity to share their creations with our institutional partners.

3500 MID-CITY (K-8) College Incentive

3150 W. Adams Blvd., L. A. (323) 731-9346 2008-09 Openings: 71 2007-08 Applications: 414 Program Capacity: 370 Full School Magnet Success Secret: We offer a strong academic program with a College Incentive focus. In partnership with L.A.Trade Tech and CSULA, students have the opportunity to earn credits and receive academic tutoring.

3311 WESTSIDE (K-8) Leadership

104 Anchorage St., Marina del Rey (310) 821-2039 2008-09 Openings: 102 2007-08 Applications: 346 Program Capacity: 467 Full School Magnet Success Secret: Our curriculum provides a strong focus on international connections. This course of study enables students to develop facilitation, mediation, team development and leadership skills to ensure academic success.

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INSTRUCTIONS FOR BLANK APPLICATION

3. PROGRAM SELECTION

Choices Information Online:

eChoices.lausd.net

SELECT ONLY ONE PROGRAM

4. SIBLING INFORMATION FOR MAGNET, PWT OR PSC

If this applicant has a brother or sister currently enrolled in the same Magnet school, PWT or Public School Choice program for which he/she is applying and who will be continuing next year, please fill in the sibling's last name, first name, middle initial and birth date. Siblings must reside at the same address.

· MAGNET PROGRAM

Fill in the bubble ONLY if you are applying for the Magnet Program. Refer to the Magnet Directory on pages 5-19 for the four-digit school code number and name of the Magnet school. · DO NOT SUBMIT A NEW APPLICATION, if your child is currently enrolled in a Magnet program, and wishes to continue at the same school. · A NEW APPLICATION MUST BE SUBMITTED if your child will be matriculating to the next school level (elementary to middle or middle to high) in 2008-2009 and wishes to be in a Magnet or wants to change Magnets.

1. STUDENT INFORMATION

· Submit ONLY ONE application. · Post Office box addresses will not be accepted for the student's address. You MUST have a resident address, with house number, street, city, and zip code for the application to be accepted. · If you are completing a new application or if there is no preprinted information in Section 1, enter all information requested. Any changes of address or phone number submitted on this blank application must also be changed at your child's LAUSD school of attendance to be considered valid. Students not attending a LAUSD school must call (213) 241-4177 with any changes. · Since applications will be electronically read, please print clearly in CAPITAL LETTERS, using black or blue ink.

5. INFORMATION SHARING

Depending on seat availability at the particular Magnet or PWT program you have selected, your child may be placed on a waiting list for the 2008-2009 school year. Other Magnet programs of possible interest to you may have space available for the 2008-2009 school year. With your consent (by marking the "Yes" box), your contact information will be provided to other Magnet program staff who may contact you about alternative Magnet placements for your child. This information will be kept confidential and will not be used for any other purpose. You are under no obligation to accept any alternative Magnet placement offered to you. Your child's name will remain on the current waiting list unless you select an alternative Magnet placement.

· PWT

Fill in the bubble ONLY if you are applying for the Permits With Transportation (PWT) Program. School assignments for PWT applicants are made by the District. Provided that space continues to be available, students are matriculated to the next school level (elementary to middle or middle to high) and a new application is NOT necessary.

2. STUDENT'S ETHNICITY

For participation in Magnet or PWT Programs, which are Court-Ordered, you MUST mark ONE (1-7) federally identified race/ethnicity category for the purpose of selection. You may fill the "Multi-racial/ Multi-ethnic" response to indicate the applicant is identified as more than one race/ethnicity. Your application WILL NOT be processed unless an ethnicity (1-7) is indicated. · AMERICAN INDIAN A person having origins in the original peoples of North America, who maintains cultural identification through tribal/community affiliation. · ASIAN A person having origins in the original peoples of the Far East, Southeast Asia, or the Indian Subcontinent, e.g., China, India, Japan and Korea. · BLACK/AFRICAN AMERICAN, NOT OF HISPANIC ORIGIN A non-Hispanic person having origins in any of the Black racial groups of Africa. · HISPANIC A person of Mexican, Puerto Rican, Cuban, Central or South American or other Spanish culture or origin, regardless of race. · WHITE A non-Hispanic person having origins in any of the original peoples of Europe, North Africa or the Middle East, e.g., England, Egypt, Russia or Iran. · FILIPINO A person having origins in any of the original peoples of the Philippines. · PACIFIC ISLANDER A person having origins in any of the original peoples of Polynesia, Micronesia or Melanesia. 20

· PUBLIC SCHOOL CHOICE

Fill in the bubble ONLY if you are applying for Public School Choice. To determine if the student attends an eligible school, please check the Program Improvement (PI) school listing on page 22 or the schools at risk for PI on page 23.

On-time applicants will receive a letter of confirmation in February.

6. SIGNATURE OF PARENT/ LEGAL GUARDIAN

The signature verifies that all information submitted on the application is correct. If the applicant is selected, your signature authorizes the transfer of student records to the Magnet/PWT/PSC school. This application must be signed in black or blue ink.

Please contact the Office of Student Integration Services at (213) 241-4177 if you have any questions.

SELECT ONLY ONE PROGRAM. TRANSPORTATION IS PROVIDED TO ELIGIBLE STUDENTS. THE OFFICE OF STUDENT INTEGRATION SERVICES WILL BE CLOSED FROM DECEMBER 24, 2007 TO JANUARY 1, 2008.

Do this NOT this x

NOTE: For a student to be eligible for selection or assignment, this application must be complete, accurate and postmarked or received in the Office of Student Integration Services, 333 S. Beaudry Ave., 16th Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90017 by Friday, January 11, 2008, 5:00 p.m. Submit an original application only, no copies will be accepted. The last day for accepting Magnet and PWT late applications is Friday, February 29, 2008. Late applications are NOT accepted for PSC. By the month of May, parents and/or legal guardians will be notified in writing, as to whether the student has been accepted or placed on a waiting list. Falsification of information will result in the applicant's removal from the program. Please double-check your information. It is the responsibility of the parent or legal guardian to complete the application.

PUBLIC SCHOOL CHOICE (PSC) - Title 1 Program Improvement

· Title I is the federal government's compensatory education program authorized in the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001. As part of the No Child Left Behind Act, the California Department of Education has identified the Title I schools listed below as Program Improvement (PI) based on the school not meeting AYP targets for two consecutive years. · Public School Choice (PSC) gives parents whose children attend PI schools the option to transfer to another Non-PI school. District-paid transportation is provided to students who have enrolled in the PSC program. · Priority for PSC applications must be given to the "lowest achieving children from low income families." · For PSC information, please call (213) 241-6990. · If your child is enrolled in a school listed below, he/she is eligible to apply for the PSC program.

PROGRAM IMPROVEMENT SCHOOLS*

ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS (1-6)

1st St. 6th Ave. 9th St. 10th St. 20th St. 24th St. 28th St. 42nd St. 49th St. 52nd St. 59th St. 68th St. 75th St. 95th St. 99th St. 107th St. 112th St. 116th St.+ 118th St. 122nd St. 153rd St. Alexandria Ave. Alta Loma+ Angeles Mesa Aragon Ave. Arlington Heights+ Arminta St.+ Ascot Ave. Barton Hill Bassett St. Beachy Ave.+ Belvedere+ Bertrand Ave.+ Blythe St. Braddock Dr.+ Breed St. Bridge St. Bright+ Broad Ave. Broadous+ Brooklyn Ave.+ Budlong Ave. Burton St. Cabrillo Ave. Camellia Ave. Canoga Park Century Park+ Chavez Cienega+ Cohasset St. Coliseum St.+ Columbus Ave.+ Compton Ave. Corona Ave. Dena Eastman Ave. Esperanza Euclid Ave.+ Evergreen Ave. Farmdale+ Fernangeles Figueroa St. Fishburn Ave.+ Fletcher Dr. Flournoy+ Ford Blvd. Fries Ave. Graham Grand View Blvd. Grape St. Gratts Gridley St. Griffith Joyner Gulf Ave. Haddon Ave.+ Hamasaki Hammel St. Harbor City+ Harding St.+ Harmony Hawaiian Ave.+ Hazeltine Ave. Hillcrest Dr. Hillside+ Holmes Ave. Hooper Hoover St. Hughes+ Humphreys Ave. Huntington Drive Hyde Park Blvd. Independence Kingsley Kittridge St.+ La Salle Ave. Langdon Ave. Lankershim Liberty Blvd.+ Limerick Ave. Lizarraga Lockwood Ave.+ Logan St. Loma Vista Ave.+ Lorena St. Loreto St. Mack Magnolia Ave. Main St. Malabar St. Manchester Ave. Manhattan Pl. Marianna Ave.+ McKinley Ave.+ Menlo Ave. Middleton St. Miller+ Miramonte Montara Ave. Murchison St. Napa St.+ Nevin Ave.+ Noble Ave.+ Normandie Ave. Normont Norwood St. Panorama City Park Ave. Parks LRN CTR Parmelee Ave. Plasencia+ Plummer+ Politi Queen Anne Pl.+ Ranchito Ave. Raymond Ave. Ritter Roscoe Rowan Ave. Russell San Antonio+ San Fernando San Gabriel Ave. San Miguel Selma Ave.+ Sharp Ave.+ Sierra Park+ Soto St.+ South Park+ State St. Stoner Ave. Strathern St. Sunny Brae Ave. Sunrise Sylmar Sylvan Park Trinity St. Valerio St. Vermont Vernon City Wadsworth Walnut Park Weigand Ave. West Athens West Vernon Ave. Western Ave. White Wilshire Crest+ Winnetka Ave.+ Woodcrest

HIGH SCHOOLS (9-12)

Bell+ Belmont Canoga Park Carson Crenshaw Dorsey Eagle Rock Fairfax Franklin Fremont Gardena Garfield Grant Hamilton Hollywood Huntington Park Jefferson Jordan Lincoln Locke Los Angeles Manual Arts Marshall Maywood Academy Monroe Narbonne Polytechnic+ Reseda Roosevelt San Fernando San Pedro Santee South East South Gate Sylmar University Van Nuys Venice Washington Prep Wilson

MIDDLE SCHOOLS (6-8)

Adams Audubon Bancroft Belvedere Berendo Bethune Burbank Byrd Carnegie Carver Clay Cochran Columbus Curtiss Dana Dodson Drew Edison El Sereno Emerson Fleming Gage Gompers Griffith Harte Hollenbeck Irving King Lawrence Le Conte Los Angeles Academy Maclay Madison Mann Marina Del Rey Mark Twain Markham Mount Gleason Muir Mulholland Nightingale Nimitz Northridge Olive Vista Pacoima Peary Reed San Fernando Sepulveda South Gate Southeast Stevenson Sun Valley Sutter Van Nuys Virgil Vista Webster White Wilmington Woodland Hills Academy Wright

CONTINUATION HIGH SCHOOLS (9-12)

Boyle Heights+ Earhart Ellington Hope Jefferson New Metropolitan Pueblo Whitman

PRIMARY CENTERS

Bakewell Sr. Hooper New Olympic Primary Academy for Success+

SPAN SCHOOLS

Elizabeth Learning Center (Pre-K-12) Foshay Learning Center (K-12) Fulton College Prep (6-10) Harrison St. School (K-8) International Studies Learning Center (6-10) Mid-City Alternative Mag (K-8)+ Ochoa Learning Center (K-8) Pio Pico School (K-8)

SPECIAL EDUCATION SCHOOLS

Lull SP ED CTR+ Miller J HS+

* The list may change due to California Department of Education data not available at print time. Students enrolled in schools that are no longer in PI or At-Risk for PI based on data changes are not eligible for PSC.

+Schools made AYP targets in 2006-07. These schools will exit PI if targets are met again in 2007-08.

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2008-2009 SCHOOLS AT RISK FOR PROGRAM IMPROVEMENT (PI)

· The following Title I schools have been designated by the California Department of Education (CDE) as a school at risk for being identified as Program Improvement (PI). If the school does not meet its AYP target based on academic testing this year, the school will be identified for PI in August 2008. · The District offers Public School Choice (PSC) to parents of all students enrolled in a PI school with district-paid transportation provided. · If you wish for your child to transfer to a Non-PI school, please submit the application for PSC. · Priority for PSC applications must be given to the "lowest achieving children from low income families." · Should CDE not identify your child's school for PI, he/she will not be eligible by law for a PSC transfer to a Non-PI school, and you will be notified accordingly. SCHOOLS AT RISK FOR PROGRAM IMPROVEMENT (PI)*

LAUSD PROGRAM CHOICES

MAGNET/PWT AND PSC

· Magnet and PWT are the Los Angeles Unified School District's Court-Ordered voluntary integration programs. · Magnet and PWT are administered by the Office of Student Integration Services. Please contact the office at its toll-free number (877) 4 MAG/PWT (877) 462-4798, or (213) 241-4177, or (213) 241-6572. · For Magnet, PWT and PSC information online, go to eChoices.lausd.net · District-paid transportation is provided for all applicants if they reside outside a two-mile radius or outside the school attendance boundary, whichever is further. · PSC is administered by Specially Funded Programs. Please contact the office at (213) 241-6990.

QUICK REFERENCE

SCHOOLS FOR ADVANCED STUDIES (SAS)

ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS (1-6)

93rd St. Banning New Calvert St. Chapman Coldwater Canyon Ave. Del Olmo El Dorado Ave. Gault St. Gledhill St. Lassen Mayall St. Monte Vista St. Pinewood Ave. Tweedy Van Nuys Vine St. Wilshire Park

· District programs designed for students identified as gifted, highly gifted, and/or students who demonstrate superior academic achievement with appropriate documentation. · Designed to serve students by assessing their academic needs and providing instruction which meet and exceed state content standards as described in the California Education Code. · Applications for Schools for Advanced Studies are available at local district schools beginning March, 2008. · For information about SAS schools, please go online to LAUSDnet at http://sfpc.lausd.k12.ca.us/GATE/prog-opt-2.html, or contact the Gifted/Talented Programs Office at (213) 2416500, or the Local District Instructional Services Specialist for Gifted/Talented Programs at the following numbers: District 1 (818) 654-3600 District 2 (818) 755-5300 District 3 (310) 253-7100 District 4 (323) 932-2266 District 5 (323) 224-3100 District 6 (323) 278-3900 District 7 (323) 242-1300 District 8 (310) 354-3400 · District transportation is NOT available.

MIDDLE SCHOOLS (6-8)

Burroughs Clinton Frost Henry Holmes International Millikan Palms Porter Portola

HIGH SCHOOLS (9-12)

Arleta Contreras East Valley Kennedy New Tech @ Jordan North Hollywood Panorama

CHARTER SCHOOLS

· Charters are public schools with an innovative, rigorous standards-based and standards-aligned curriculum authorized by LAUSD and approved by the State of California. · Administered by the Charter Schools Division. For information please call (213) 241-2665 or visit www.lausd.net/lausd/offices/charter. · To apply, contact the school directly. (Do NOT use the application in this brochure.)

CONTINUATION HIGH SCHOOLS (9-12)

Mission Newmark Odyssey Young

SPECIAL EDUCATION SCHOOLS

Banneker Marlton

· District transportation is NOT available.

OPEN ENROLLMENT

SPAN SCHOOLS

32nd/USC Perf. Arts Mag (K-12)

· Schools with designated available seats will accept applications during May. In schools where applications exceed space, a random drawing will be held in June. · Coordinated by School Management Services Office as an alternative to resident schools.

* The list may change due to California Department of Education data not available at print time. Students enrolled in schools that are no longer in PI or At-Risk for PI based on data changes are not eligible for PSC.

· Check the website, www.lausd.net, or go to any LAUSD school in May for a list of participating schools and the number of openings at each school, or call School Management Services at (213) 241-6414 in May. · District transportation is NOT available. 23

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Choices Information Online:

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Asegúrese de ver este programa especial de televisión sobre los varios programas de integración del Distrito Escolar Unificado de Los Angeles. HORARIOS DE EMISION KLCS Canal 58

CHOICES 2008

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CHOICES ON TELEVISION

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18 de noviembre de 2007 21 de noviembre de 2007 23 de noviembre de 2007 25 de noviembre de 2007 28 de noviembre de 2007 02 de diciembre de 2007 05 de diciembre de 2007 07 de diciembre de 2007 09 de diciembre de 2007 12 de diciembre de 2007 16 de diciembre de 2007 19 de diciembre de 2007 21 de diciembre de 2007 23 de diciembre de 2007 26 de diciembre de 2007 30 de diciembre de 2007 04 de enero de 2008 06 de enero de 2008 09 de enero de 2008 13 de enero de 2008 16 de enero de 2008 18 de enero de 2008 20 de enero de 2008 23 de enero de 2008 27 de enero de 2008 30 de enero de 2008

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