The CHOICES application is used to apply to the Magnet Program.

Applications must be postmarked by the appropriate date or received by the office of Student Integration Services by 5pm that day.

Application deadline for Magnet applications is customarily in November.

Gifted/High Ability Program: Verified by the school of attendance as meeting one of the following three criteria:


Demonstrate ability in all four critical-thinking and problem-solving skills in their primary language.

  • Explain meanings or relationships among facts, information, or concepts that demonstrate depth and complexity.
  • Formulate new ideas or solutions and elaborate on the information.
  • Use alternative methods in approaching new or unfamiliar mathematical problems.
  • Use extensive vocabulary easily and accurately to express creative ideas.
Percentile scores of 85 or above in both total reading and total mathematics on standardized norm-reference tests;
Scaled scores on the California Standards Test (CST) as follows:

  • A scaled score of 445 or above in English-Language Arts, grades 2-11 and
  • A scaled score of 450 or above in mathematics, grades 2-7 or
  • A scaled score of 450 or above for grades 8 and above in one of the following math content courses: Algebra I or II; Geometry; Integrated Math I, II or III; High School Summative Math.
Identification as gifted in any of the academic categories by an LAUSD school psychologist.