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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.
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Master The LAUSD Password

Master The LAUSD Password

Anyone who uses an LAUSD password will appreciate this.  LAUSD passwords must meet a certain length and character variety.  What makes LAUSD passwords particularly annoying is that they have to be recycled every 180 days and you cannot reuse a password, never ever. While this is not directly tied to School Choice in LAUSD, any...

Superman is here

I’m using “Waiting for Superman” to start this post about all the school choices you have in LAUSD (spoiler alert: we have more then you can comprehend).  I haven’t actually seen the movie, but I heard Guggenheim talk about driving by 3 schools he understood to be poor performing.  I’m not sure if he is...

Open Enrollment

If you didn’t get into the school of your choice, chances are you can enroll in the neighborhood school of your choice through Open Enrollment.   250 campuses in LAUSD are seeking students to fills its classrooms, 10,000 seats altogether (more details from LAUSD in English. or In Spanish.).  The exodus of families from Los Angeles...

Schools Chose. Now What?

Schools Chose now what? It’s the time of year when the school you applied to starts letting you know “you are in” or “you are on the waiting list”. Now that you know where you stand comes the next steps and there are a few things you should know:You are not out. A waiting list...

Magnet Map Beta 2.121109

A few days ago, the Los Angeles Times published a table that listed all the recently collected test score data from the district’s magnet schools. We decided that we would go ahead and update our Magnet Map with the test score data! Now, if you look at the map, you will notice two brand new...

The LA Times Goes Down to the Wire with Magnet Data

  “How do magnet schools actually perform?” is a question I get with much regularity. Until now, the data for magnet school performance has been co-mingled with the data from the regular school it adjoins, leaving us with much confusion. However, today the Los Angeles Times has released a table of test scores from all...

Magnet Map

Magnet Map Beta 0.9.1 View Larger Map How to use this:Click on a Point to get more information about each school. View the Larger Map for more navigation options. notes:Data included in the map is from the 2009-10 Choices Brochure.We expect to soon offer a map with revised data, including the new enrollment figures and...

The Choices Brochure is Coming in the Mail!

LAUSD has gone ahead and released the Magnet application brochure for the coming year! It is the ONLY place where you can apply to a magnet school (copies of applications are not accepted)! Be on the lookout for your copy, or check out some extras that may be available at local libraries! IMPORTANT: This year’s...

eChoices: “We’ll be back soon”

LAUSD echoices.lausd.net is down until Sunday.  Expect to see the new choice’s brochure and additional information when they come back online. Rumor has it that Local District 3 in LAUSD is going to be hosting a Choice’s Faire at Cochran Middle School. The event will host Magnets from LD3 for all grade levels as well...

HCC Updates

Its been a long summer with some significant pick-ups. Earlier this month HCC picked up its newest member, Don Luong. Soon after adding Don we picked up a CEO named Elliot, who coincidently, is my newborn son. Kyle and I spent our summer working on a separate project called Kids Mastering Math (KMM) which is...

Working with the Charter Division

One small step forward:  On Wednesday June 10th Kyle and I headed to Beaudry to meet with Mr. Cole-Gutierrez  and Mr. Bravo to talk about some of our concerns with Charters and school choice.  We had a great time, it was amazing to work with the existing LAUSD structure to make substantive change in school...

HCC Year One

We are now at the end of the first year of HCC’s existence. Reflecting on the year’s events and our creed, we have made amazing progress. Choices we made: We met our initial goal to promote magnet schools with students at Cochran MS. We are specifically preparing 6th graders to be ready to apply to...