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Magnet Applications


The CHOICES application is used to apply to the Magnet Program. Applications are available at LAUSD schools and Los Angeles Public Libraries, or you can apply online at

Applications must be submitted to the Office of Student Integration Services by the deadline.

Late applicants will be placed on a waiting list, which applies to that particular school year. You must reapply for the following year. Late applications are first-come, first-served.

You can submit late applications to as many programs as you like; it will not affect any on-time application. Apply using the Parent Portal or at

Parents are advised not to put any school on their Magnet application that they don't want their child to attend, because LAUSD may accept your child into any choice you list. If your only choice is Palms, list only Palms on your Magnet application.

For 2022-2023, Palms had about 110 openings for the Modern Media & Communications Magnet, and 160 openings for the Gifted Magnet. The number changes from year to year.

For more information about our Magnet schools, please contact Magnet Coordinator Ms. Girvan.

Dates for 2023-2024 Magnet Applications

  • December 1, 2023: Choices late application period re-opens
  • January 19, 2024: Choices late application deadline

Dates for 2024-2025 Magnet Applications

  • October 2, 2023 : Choices application period begins
  • November 17, 2023: Choices application period deadline
  • December 4, 2023: Parent confirmation/correct notifications sent
  • January 19, 2024: Parent deadline to return correction letters/withdraw applications
  • March 11, 2024: Selected and waiting list notifications sent
  • April 12, 2024: Parent deadline to accept or decline

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