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MagnetMom March 31, 2012


I just received word that the 2012-13 magnet application acceptances will go out next week. Good luck to all!

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MagnetMom April 5, 2012


Hi Ichabut,

Magnet applications are available in November and December (due mid December) for the following year.

Most magnets do not require gifted identification--they are a desegregation program that allows families to choose a school with a theme for their child to attend. There are gifted magnets, and those do require that a child be identified in order to apply.

Double check on whether your kindergartener has truly been identified or not. LAUSD does not identify children before they reach a certain age, and the earliest they can test is typically the very end of kindergarten so I'm not sure whether there'd be results or not yet. But as I stated above, most magnets do not require a child to be gifted to attend.

You would be applying for your daughter next winter for the 2013-2014 year, so for when she's going into second grade. Your 10 year old is also eligible to apply each year--there is no "too late" in terms of age of a child.

For more information, make sure you visit: http://echoices.lausd.net/

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lchabut April 4, 2012


Dear MagnetMom,
Can you please tell me where I can get a magnet application? My youngest daughter is in kindergarten now and I'm not sure how the program works but she has already been identified as gifted and I was told she could still get points for the program? My 10 year old is also in the GATE program but I was told it was too late for her...Any info you can supply me with would be great!

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MagnetMom April 3, 2012


Some folks received them Saturday, others Monday. Check your mail!



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