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Enrollment Choices

Enrollment Choices
LAUSD offers its students a host of school choices beyond traditional neighborhood boundary schools for students who meet certain criteria. To learn more about enrollment options available to your child click on the any of the links below. 

Use the LAUSD School Finder to determine your local neighborhood school.


The District's Choices program encompasses three major programs available to LAUSD students:
  • Magnet
  • Permits With Transportation (PWT)
  • NCLB-Public School Choice (PSC) program

Public School Choice
On August 25, 2009, the Los Angeles Unified School District adopted the Public School Choice Resolution (PSCR) in order to mobilize the broader Los Angeles community in supporting innovative school plans to improve academic achievement in the District's lowest performing schools as well as open 50 new schools between 2010-2012. The lowest performing schools that participate in the Public School Choice Resolution Process are identified as the District's Focus Schools.

Zones of Choice
In a Zone of Choice a family may have different campuses to choose from and/or have choice amongst small schools within the same campus. All our schools are public educational institutions. Local Districts 1, 2, 4 and 5 are hosts to zones of choice. Click here for Zone of Choice info in Local District 4 and Local District 5 and call your local district main office for info on Local District 1 and Local District 2 Zones of Choice.

Charter schools represent the opportunity to examine practices and develop structures that can help solve the many challenges facing schools in the Los Angeles Unified School District and the greater educational community. The Los Angeles Unified School District views charter schools as part of the District's family and as an asset from which we can learn.

This program allows parents to apply for designated "open enrollment" seats at specific campuses. Click here to read the news release. 

The Schools for Advanced Studies (SAS) are programs designed throughout the District which have been implemented to improve educational options and increase professional training to support the development of gifted and talented youth.

Transitional Kindergarten
Transitional Kindergarten is designed for students who turn 5 years old between November 2 and December 2, 2012. This program will give our children an opportunity to learn important academic and social skills in a hands-on way that supports their development. You may contact the Early Childhood Education Division for more information.

No Child Left Behind-Public School Choice (NCLB-PSC) and Supplemental Education Services (SES) 
The No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) of 2001 requires that all Title I schools meet or exceed Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) targets in English-language arts and mathematics.  Title I schools that do not meet the AYP targets for two consecutive years are identified as Program Improvement (PI) schools.  NCLB provides parents of students enrolled in PI schools the choice of the following two programs: NCLB-Public School Choice (PSC) and Supplemental Education Services (SES).