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See the Magnet Program page for the date of the Magnet Fair.

For more information about our Magnet schools, please contact Magnet Coordinator Ms. Cohen, by clicking or tapping the envelope icon below.

  Kelly Cohen Magnet Coordinator

Magnet Applications


The CHOICES application is used to apply to the Magnet Program. Applications are available at LAUSD schools and Los Angeles Public Libraries, or you can apply online at

Applications must be submitted to the Office of Student Integration Services by the deadline.

Late applicants will be placed on a waiting list, which applies to that particular school year. You must reapply for the following year. Late applications are first-come, first-served.

You can submit late applications to as many programs as you like; it will not affect any on-time application. Apply using the Parent Portal or at

Parents are advised not to put any school on their Magnet application that they don't want their child to attend, because LAUSD may accept your child into any choice you list. If your only choice is Palms, list only Palms on your Magnet application.

For 2022-2023, Palms had about 110 openings for the Modern Media & Communications Magnet, and 160 openings for the Gifted Magnet. The number changes from year to year.

Late e-Choices Application
Dates for 2023-2024 Magnet Applications

Monday, October 3, 2022

e-choices application period begins

Friday, November 18, 2022

e-choices application deadline

December 2022

Confirmation/correct notifications sent

Wednesday, February 1, 2023

e-choices late application period opens

Monday, March 13, 2023

Placement and waiting list notifications

Friday, April 14, 2023

Deadline to accept or decline

Fall 2023

e-choices late application period ends after the 4th week of school

Waiting Lists

If you applied by the October/November deadline, you may be placed on the primary waiting list, which has priority.

If you applied in February or later, you may be on the late waiting list, in order by when the application was received.

After April 15, contact the Palms Magnet Office to find out where you are on a Magnet waiting list or contact the Student Services office to find out where you are on a School for Advanced Studies waiting list.

When openings become available, Palms will notify families in the order of the waiting lists. You will have 3 days to accept. Openings can occur even after school starts, up to 4 weeks into the Fall semester.

If an opening for you does not become available, you will not be contacted.

⬇ Download Waiting List flyer

Dates for 2023-2024 Magnet Applications

September 2022

Deadline for 7th grade Modern Media and Communications Magnet applications.

December 2022

e-choices late application period re-opens

February 2023

e-choices late application deadline

Choices Late Application Information