CHOICES Application Period for 2016-2017 Magnet and Permits with Transportation Programs

LOS ANGELES —The Los Angeles Unified School District announced today that the window for applying to the CHOICES Programs opens Thursday, Oct. 1 with a deadline of Friday, Nov. 13. These programs, which allow students to attend a magnet school or a campus outside their attendance area, are open to all youngsters residing within the District’s boundaries.

For more information, please visit the eChoices website. The eChoices website includes access to transportation information, maps, a school selection tool and a step-by-step tutorial on how to fill out the CHOICES application. The online application will be available starting October 1, 2015. To be considered “on-time,” the CHOICES application must be postmarked or received by Student Integration Services via mail or online submission by 5 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 13, 2015. There are no exceptions to this deadline.

For parents and guardians who do not have access to the Internet, paper copies of the CHOICES brochures in English and Spanish (OPCIONES) became available the week of Sept. 28 at all District schools, Los Angeles City public libraries, Local District Offices, Parent Community Student Services, and District headquarters. Parents/guardians who speak Armenian, Chinese, Korean, Russian, Farsi, Tagalog or Vietnamese may request a copy of the application instructions in their home language from their local school, or online at the eChoices website.

Additional information will be presented on the District’s television station, KLCS. A special television show about the Magnet and the permits programs is being broadcast multiple times in English and Spanish. For air times please visit the website. The Office of Student Integration Services also will place advertisements in local newspapers, magazines, bus shelters, and on interior bus cards to promote the magnet and permit programs. For questions, please call Student Integration Services at (213) 241-4177.