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How To Apply

Gifted/High Ability Magnet Criteria

WHEN APPLYING TO A GIFTED/HIGH ABILITY 
OR HIGHLY GIFTED MAGNET, 
THESE INSTRUCTIONS MUST BE FOLLOWED

Applicants to gifted/high ability schools/centers must be verified as meeting one of the following criteria prior to being accepted into the gifted program.
 

A. Demonstrate the ability to meet ALL FOUR of these critical thinking and problem solving skills in their primary language: 

  • Explain meanings or relationships among facts, information or concepts that demonstrate depth and complexity;
  • Formulate new ideas or solutions and elaborate on the information;
  • Use alternative methods in approaching new or unfamiliar mathematical problems; and
  • Use extensive vocabulary easily and accurately to express creative ideas

Your child's teacher and the principal of the school your child is currently attending will determine if your child meets all four characteristics.

OR

B. Have national percentile scores of 85 or above on the most current District-approved standardized norm-reference tests in both 

  • total reading or ELA or reading composite and
  • total math or math composite or
  • verbal reasoning and quantitative reasoning

                                  OR

  • OLSAT-8 exam from 2014–2015 as follows:
    • APR total or
    • APR Verbal and APR Non-Verbal.   

OR

C. Be identified as gifted by an LAUSD school psychologist in the Intellectual, High Achievement or Specific Academic Ability categories.

 

Upon receipt of the application, the District will automatically check the applicant's eligibility through school records.

For more information, go to http://echoices.lausd.net

Please contact the magnet coordinator at (818)896-9551 for possible openings as a walk-in applicant.