Students

How to Apply?

Applications are available every year during the month of March. One application per student is required. You may apply online at home, at any ABC school, or at the ABC Unified School District Office at 16700 Norwalk Blvd., Cerritos, CA 90703.

Applications must be completed and submitted online no later than March 31st 4:30 P.M. Pacific Standard Time.

All applications will be processed through a lottery/random selection process. Resident applications will have a higher priority over out of district applications. The lottery will be used to establish a priority number for each application. Following the lottery process, a waiting list will be established for those applicants not selected. Parents will be informed by email by May 2nd if their child has been accepted or placed on the waiting list.

What is a Magnet School?

A Magnet School is one that is chosen by its district and the federal government to receive extra funding, equipment, teachers, and training to "specialize" in a chosen field or two. All of the 16 Magnet Schools in ABCUSD have been awarded over $20 million federal monies to develop and sustain theme-based programs of excellence.