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ANY and EVERY student can attend their neighborhood school OR apply to specialized programs.

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Discover our application programs, timelines, and selection processes by clicking on program icons.
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MAGNET

Multilingual Multicultural Programs Late Application for 2024-25  icon

MMP

Schools for Advanced Studies (SAS) Late Application for 2024-25  icon

SAS

Admission Criteria Schools (ACS) Late Application for 2024-25  icon

ACS

Affiliated Charter Schools Late Application for 2024-25  icon

CHARTER

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PWT

Conservatory of Fine Arts icon

FINE ARTS

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INTER-DISTRICT PERMITS

Zones of Choice (ZOC) icon

ZOC

 District K-12 Open Enrollment - Late Application 2024 icon

OPEN ENROLLMENT

Upcoming Key Dates
MAR
11
On-time Choices Selection/Waitlist Notification
APR
12
On-Time Choices Accept/Decline Deadline
APR
19
Next Year's Choices Available Seats Published

Our many distinguished educational programs have made L.A. Unified the District of Choice for more than 460,000 students every year. Our students graduate READY FOR THE WORLD – to thrive in college, career, and life.

How to Apply All students can easily apply to school choice programs by following three easy steps: Only after you apply, are selected, and accept admission to a program can you proceed to enroll.
Learn More Select a topic for more information:
  • Timelines
  • Explore Schools & Programs
  • Apply Online
  • Accept and Enroll
  • Out-of-District Students
  • Neighborhood Schools
On-time Applications

Students interested in applying for next school year:

  • Choices Programs & Zones of Choice accept on-time applications for the next school year beginning in October through mid-November, annually.
  • Open Enrollment accepts on-time applications for the next school year from late April to mid-May, annually.
  • Permit (Incoming) applications are accepted all year long, starting on February 1st for the next school year.
  • Conservatory of Fine Arts accepts applications June through August, annually.
Late Applications

Students interested in applying after the on-time application window for next school year:

  • Choices Programs & Zones of Choice accept late applications for the next school year beginning in February through mid-September, annually.
  • Open Enrollment accepts late applications for the next school year from early June through mid-September, annually.

Late applications are added to the school’s waitlist in the order received. The school will contact you if they have space and your child is next on the waitlist.

Current School Year

Students applying after the school year has started can apply using the late application and be added to the waitlist.

  • The Choices Late Application re-opens in December through mid-January for students interested in applying for the 2nd semester (excludes Permits With Transportation).
Explore our Schools

Search for schools in our School Explorer by name, home address, or academic interest to see which schools might be right for your child.

  • Find schools in your neighborhood.
  • Search for schools, programs, activities, or other important academic features.
  • Compare schools in your neighborhood or throughout the district.
  • Learn more about the school, the programs offered, and view school performance data.
Explore our Choices Programs

Choices Programs provide students with a wide-range of educational opportunities throughout the District. Students can apply to multiple Choices programs and multiple schools within each program during our on-time and late application periods. On-time applications open in October for six weeks for the following Choices programs:

  • Admission Criteria Schools
  • Affiliated Charter Schools
  • Magnet
  • Multilingual Multicultural Education
  • Permits With Transportation
  • Schools for Advanced Studies

Visit our Choices website for more information.


CHOICES
Complete an Online Application

The online application is quick and easy to complete. It only requires an active email account. Parents and legal guardians of new or continuing students can start an application online.

  1. Click on the green “Apply” button to get started.
  2. Log in with your Parent Portal account or register with a new account.
  3. Complete the online application for each child. If you are applying on-time to Choices you can apply to multiple programs and schools on the same application.
  4. View the general application guidelines and the parent guide for step-by-step instructions.

General Application Guidelines
Parent Guide


Apply
Complete a Paper Application

Paper applications are also available at your neighborhood school, regional and central district offices, or public libraries. Mail paper applications before the application deadline to:

Los Angeles Unified School District
Unified Enrollment
P.O. Box 513307
Los Angeles, CA 90051
Accept

Accepting a placement: Only after you apply, are selected, and accept admission to one of these programs can you proceed to enrollment. Currently enrolled students will automatically matriculate after accepting a placement and do not re-enroll.

Enroll

Enrolling in a placement: New-to-District students that applied online, were selected and accepted a placement may enroll using the same parent account through L.A. Unified’s enrollment portal or at the school site. Students that applied with a paper application must enroll at the school site.


Enroll
Choices Programs

L.A. Unified wants to be the District of Choice for your family. Students that live outside L.A. Unified boundaries are eligible to apply for:

  • Affiliated Charters
  • Multilingual Multicultural Education Programs
  • Admission Criteria Schools

Choices Programs provide students with a wide-range of educational opportunities. Students can apply to multiple Choices programs and schools during the on-time and late application periods. On-time applications open in October for six weeks and the late application begins on February 1st.


Apply
Inter-District Permits (Incoming)

For students who live outside District attendance boundaries. Incoming Inter-District permits are accepted all year long. Visit the Student Permits website for more information.

Designated Neighborhood Schools

Every child that is new to the District and lives within L.A. Unified boundaries can enroll in their neighborhood school at any time. To find your neighborhood school you can look up your home address in our Resident School Identifier, or start your registration online.


Enroll
Intra-District Permit

Intra-district Permits may be granted for a student to attend a school in L.A. Unified other than the assigned School of Residence.
The Intra-district Permit application period is open all year long, starting on February 1st for the next school year. Permits may be issued at any time for the school year. To learn more or download the application, visit the Student Permits website or any LAUSD school. Intra-district Permit applications are submitted directly to the school.

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