Application Process

Like all Magnet schools in Los Angeles, admission is conducted through a priority point system based upon the Court-ordered reduction of the harms of racial isolation. Once verified, LAUSD automatically assigns priority points to each applicant through a computer process. Openings at each magnet school are determined by the need to maintain a racially balanced program and available space.

LAUSD assigns students priority points (e.g., matriculation, number of years on waiting list, sibling is at that school, and if resident school is predominantly made up of minorities or is overcrowded).
Admission to our school is through the LAUSD CHOICES website or through the paper CHOICES application. Information on the CHOICES program can be found at: http://echoices.lausd.net/

Please refer to the LAUSD website for application deadlines

All parents are encouraged to submit an application online. However, for those who are unable to do so, paper copies of the Choices English and Spanish (Opciones) brochures have been printed and will be available at all LAUSD schools, Local District Offices, Los Angeles City Libraries, and the LAUSD Headquarters.

Application Process Timeline

The Choices application must be submitted the prior year in the Fall for enrollment.

Applicants MUST be residents of the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) at the time of application in order to participate in the LAUSD Magnet Program.

After you submit your application, applicants will receive a confirmation/correction letter from LAUSD. In spring, a second letter will be sent to inform parents/guardians if the student has been accepted or placed on a waiting list.  Students living more than two miles from the school are eligible for bus transportation. 

Please refer to the LAUSD website for all application deadlines or contact the Magnet Coordinator at CMCS with any questions (310) 476-2281.

Campus Tours

Tours of Community Magnet Charter School only happen in the fall prior to when the LAUSD Choices application is due. We typically only offer two tours.  Please visit the Community Magnet Charter School calendar page in the fall for the tour dates.  At the tour you will be able to hear from our principal and some teachers, tour the campus, visit classrooms, and also speak with current parents.  You are welcome to attend any of the tours. You do not need to call or rsvp for any tour.