Community Magnet Charter School is a magnet school in the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD).
What is a Magnet School?
Magnet Programs are court-ordered voluntary integration opportunities available to students in grads K-12 living within the LAUSD. Transportation is provided for students who live more than 2 miles from the school. All LAUSD District students, including English Learners, Special Education and Gifted/Talented are encouraged to apply. If a student is continuing in the same magnet program at the same school next year, no new application is necessary. Conversely, if the child’s name was on the waiting list last year, a new application must be submitted to be eligible for selection.
And the school is a Charter School as well?
Yes. Our school is both a magnet and a charter. Three years ago, our school wrote a charter that was approved by Los Angeles Unified School district which allowed Community to become an affiliated charter. The charter allows our school flexibility in many areas of school management (budget, staff selection) as well as school site control over curriculum selections and school-based enrichment. The charter is not a separate school. It is only a document that dictates how our school is managed.
Admission to our school is through the LAUSD CHOICES website or through applications available at LAUSD schools. Information on the CHOICES program can be found at: http://echoices.lausd.net/
Parents whose children are currently attending LAUSD schools can sign up now for an online account at: parentaccess.lausd.net. You will use your online access account to sign-in to the Choices online application.
Parents of pre-kindergarten, charter schools, and private school residents of LAUSD will also be able to apply online starting November 1st.Start application
All parents are encouraged to submit an application online. However, for those who are unable to do so, paper copies of the Choices English and Spanish (Opciones) brochures have been printed and will be available the week of November 1, 2011 at all LAUSD schools, Local District Offices, Los Angeles City Libraries, and the LAUSD Headquarters.
Application Process Timeline
On-line application process begins November 1, 2011
On-time Application deadline: FRIDAY, DECEMBER 16, 2011 at 5:00 p.m.
For more information on the CHOICES program, please download the Choices Application Flyer 2011