Our Mission

Hope Change Choices is dedicated to making school choice as accessible as possible for Los Angeles Unified parents. We believe that every family should know all their options.
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Save Net-Neutrality

What Net Neutrality means for sites like HopeChangeChoices.org What is Net Neutrality PBS New Hour 1:30 explainer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V0X4Ogjg5MU John Oliver 20 minute explainer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=92vuuZt7wak …BTW the internet you know now is based on net-neutrality and Tier 2 principles. What does the FCC want to do. What the FCC wants to do, is make discrimination of...

Dual Language does not impact Magnet Points

If you apply to a Dual Language and Magnet, your acceptance to a Dual Language program will not eliminate wait list points if you get wait listed at the magnet. For example: If you apply to Grandview Dual Language Spanish and Wonderland magnet, you get into Grandview and wait-listed at Wonderland, you enroll in Grandview...

Dual Language Immersion Programs are now part of eChoices

Apply now, if you are interested in a Dual Language Immersion Program for the 2018-19 school year. Dual Language Immersion Program (DLP) enrollment is now part of the Apply.LAUSD.Net portal.  This does not mean DLPs are magnet schools, there is no transportation offered. Where can I learn more: echoices.lausd.net The DLP FAQ page Q: Why would...

Enrollment resumes

If you are changing schools or waiting to get into a new school, this is for you. Starting July 20th LAUSD schools re-open with clerical staff. If you haven’t turned in your enrollment information, now is a good time.  Enrolling ensures all paperwork is in and your child is programmed into their classes before school...

In the mean time

What do you do in the lull between Magnet Applications, and SAS, Open Enrollment and Permit applications. Its time to tour Tour your local neighborhood school.  I am privileged to work at a great middle school with a growing residential neighborhood program.  Its proof that what you heard about a school just a couple years...

SAS Applications accepting now

School for Advanced Studies applications are now being processed. Click here  to obtain the current list of SAS schools/Obtenga la lista actual de las Escuelas SAS en el enlace. Click here to obtain the SAS Student Permit Application for 2016–2017 School Year (English). Haga clic aquí para obtener la aplicación para el programa SAS para el año escolar 2016–2017....

Open Enrollment

Open enrollment for the 2015-16 academic year is open.  You can get the list of schools and the application here.  This is the last choice program of the year. What is open enrollment:  Open enrollment is a choice program in LAUSD that lets you send your child to another school that has space available.  Open...

Rejection

After 6 years of promoting Magnet schools with my students and 5 years of running this site, my wife and I finally got to apply to a Magnet school this year.  And we got rejected. A quick summary of my reactions in rough chronological order “Really?” “That sucks” “So glad we are already in a...
How to apply online to Magnet Schools 2015-16

How to apply online to Magnet Schools 2015-16

I hope you’re having fun researching Magnet schools.  This is my first year applying to a Magnet school as a parent and I feel fortunate because LAUSD has done a lot of things to make the process better for families.  I am happy for all LAUSD families that now have a single place to visit...

Magnet Season 2015-16 is about to open

Any day now the 2015-16 Magnet application for LAUSD will be available at echoices.lausd.net.  In the mean time you can start researching.  Find Schools on LAUSD’s maps. “ISIC” schools cover all of LAUSD in addition to North, East, South, West. Ask a Magnet Yenta is another great resource for keeping up on all things LAUSD Magnet....
Open Enrollment is ...well open

Open Enrollment is …well open

LAUSD Open Enrollment for 2014-15 starts today and goes through May 23rd.  This is your last chance to get into a school.  Apply to as many schools as you want.  Even if this is your first time applying, you must get your Open Enrollment applications signed by your neighborhood LAUSD school. LAUSD press release:  http://home.lausd.net/apps/news/show_news.jsp?REC_ID=377117&id=0...
Whats more popular than LAUSD iPads?  LAUSD Magnet Schools

Whats more popular than LAUSD iPads? LAUSD Magnet Schools

I know you are exhausted watching news outlets troll the web with the words “LAUSD” and “iPad” (see what I just did there).  Unless you read the Daily News, no other LA news outlet is announcing that Los Angeles Unified School District’s 2013-2014 Magnet/PWT/NCLB school choice season is open.  Last year over 60,000 families applied....