What is a Magnet School?
Magnet Programs are court-ordered voluntary integration opportunities available to students in grades K-12 living within the LAUSD. Transportation is provided for students who live more than 2 miles from the school. All LAUSD District students, including English Learners, Special Education and Gifted/Talented are encouraged to apply. If a student is continuing in the same magnet program at the same school next year, no new application is necessary. Conversely, if the child’s name was on the waiting list last year, a new application must be submitted to be eligible for selection.
And the school is a Charter School as well?
Yes. Our school is both a magnet and a charter. Community Magnet is an affiliated charter. The charter allows our school flexibility in many areas of school management (budget, staff selection) as well as school site control over curriculum selections and school-based enrichment. The charter is not a separate school and does not require a separate application. It is only a document that dictates how our school is managed.