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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.
Open Enrollment

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...
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...

Applying to an Affiliated Charter… Good luck kid

Many LAUSD parents were caught by surprise that Open Enrollment does not include affiliated charters*.  I’ve spent the last few days going through the 40+ affiliated charter websites and calling some, trying to determine when they do have open enrollment windows.  Personally I found the process aggravating.  Some schools did a great job posting the...
Open Enrollment last Chance

Open Enrollment last Chance

Open Enrollment season started on Monday May 6th.  Thank you to LAUSD’s Office of Planning and Demographics, they made it easy to make the following maps of all Open Enrollment options.  Open Enrollment is your last chance to pick a school. Essential Tips 1.  Over apply, you can apply to as many schools as you...

Open Enrollment is Open for business

Open Enrollment is your last chance at picking a school in LAUSD.  Applications are available now.  From their press release there are  270 schools  participating and 9,000 seats to open.  You can apply to as many schools as you want, even if you were already accepted and enrolled in another program.  We’ll post more details...

School Choice news for March

Happening Now. Zone of Choice applications are due March 18th.  If you live in a zone of choice, you know who you are.  (ZOC website:  http://zoc-lausd-ca.schoolloop.com/) The application is located here: https://zocapplication.lausd.net/App/Application.aspx   SAS (School for Advanced Studies):  The applications are out (http://www.lausd.net/lausd/offices/GATE/prog-opt-3.html) The Due date window is April 1st through 30th.  Notification letters going...
LAUSD has a lot of school choice options.

LAUSD has a lot of school choice options.

LAUSD has so many school choice options, just listing and describing them desrves its own post.  To make things a little more fun I put the presentation into a Prezi.  Follow along like a power-point or pan around and zoom for more detail on a given topic.   You'll need to do additional research to...
LAUSD School Choice Time Line

LAUSD School Choice Time Line

There are a lot of school choice options for LAUSD and lots of deadlines.  Wouldn't it be great to get all school choice dates in a single place.  I'm using a Gantt chart to give you a birds eye view over the major school choice programs.  I'm going to be updating this as new programs...
LAUSD Open Enrollment 2012-13 Map and Lists

LAUSD Open Enrollment 2012-13 Map and Lists

Open Enrollment is in progress.  Open Enrollment is the last chance for LAUSD families to pick a new school for next year.  For existing LAUSD families you can usually pick-up a pre-signed applciation from your neighboorhood school, you need a signature from an administrator at your neighborhood school as part of the application.   The...

LAUSD Open Enrollment In Full Swing

Today marks the start of the Open Enrollment period. Between May 7 and May 25, families may apply to any of the schools listed on the LAUSD.net website (go down the right hand side, and look for the announcement and links. Transportation is not provided, but this is yet another option to choose the school...
LAUSD SAS map 2012-13

LAUSD SAS map 2012-13

Applications are open for LAUSD School for Advanced Studies (SAS) for the 2012-13 school year.  SAS programs are for students who have met or exceeded specific academic criteria.  There are 181 SAS programs in LAUSD with 100 elementary schools, 50 middle schools and 31 high schools.  We've created an updated map to complement the list...