MIDDLE SCHOOL FAIR
Thursday, October 12, 2023
6:30pm - 8:00pm | MPR
VP - Programs
PTA is excited to announce this annual event is back in-person for the first time in a few years! We hope you'll join us for an evening of information sharing as you begin to navigate the waters of middle school and beyond. Parents and students are welcome!
Below is a list of schools that participated in MWPTA's 2022 Middle School Fair via Zoom.
- Thomas Starr King Middle Schools https://www.kingms.org/
Main Contact: Maria Turcios
- Washington Irving STEAM Magnet School https://irvingmag-lausd-ca.schoolloop.com/
Main Contact: Rebecca Guevara
- Eagle Rock Jr/Sr High School https://erhs.la/
- Magnet Coordinator: Joseph Cohen
- Luther Burbank Middle School https://www.lbmsbears.com/
- Main Contact: Emily Feinberg
- California Creative Learning Academy, 2nd-8th Grade (formerly Los Feliz Charter School for the Arts) https://losfelizarts.org/
Main Contact: Priscilla Elhaj
- Florence Nightingale Middle School https://www.nightingalenighthawks.org/
Main Contact: John Valencia
- Immaculate Heart Middle and High School https://www.immaculateheart.org/
Main Contact: Michelle Gonzalez
- Sotomayor Arts and Sciences Magnet School https://www.sotomayor.la/
Main Contact: Mr. Rigoberto Pantaleon
MIDDLE SCHOOL APPLICATION PROCESS
ON-TIME CHOICES APPLICATION WINDOW
This year's CHOICES Application window is October 2 - November 17, 2023.
Dr. KEITH ABRAHAMS' "MAGNET POINTS/CHOICES" PRESENTATION
Please join us on Thursday, September 21st @ 6:30pm on Zoom for a meeting with Dr. Keith Abrahams,
Executive Director of Student Integration Services with LAUSD. Dr. Abrahams will be discussing the LAUSD Choices Application & Magnet Point System. He will have helpful information for anyone looking ahead to middle school and beyond.
If your child is in the 2nd, 3rd or 4th grade and you plan on staying in LAUSD for middle school, your child can acquire points in order to be eligible to apply to magnet programs. You may apply through the Choices application online. Each time you apply and do not receive a spot, you acquire points that you can bank and use for the middle school application when the time comes.
Points expire after three years so it is wise to start applying when your child is in 2nd grade (if you're hoping to move your child for 6th grade) OR in 3rd grade (if you're hoping to move your child for 7th grade). This way you're able to bank the maximum amount of points without them expiring.
One strategy parents use is to apply to a schools that are difficult to get into. If your child is not offered a spot or is waitlisted in one of these in-demand schools, you'll acquire a certain amount of points for that school year's application. If your child is offered a spot and you don’t accept the spot, you will lose your points.
Additional points are collected if your local/home school is a PHBAO school or Overcrowded. As of the 2022/2023 school year, Mt. Washington Elementary school is a NON-PHBAO school and is NOT Overcrowded. *Those students that attend MWE through one of the many permits offered through the district will have a different local/home school and may qualify to acquire these PHABAO and/or Overcrowded points.
Again, the points do expire after 3 years, so it is advised to begin accruing points starting in 2nd-3rd grade depending on when your child plans to begin middle school.
LAUSD has a lot more information on how and when to apply here.