How to Apply?

Please note: Due to COVID 19, the district and school offices will only be available for virtual meetings for the remainder of the 2021 Schools of Choice Process.

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 Wednesday, March 31, 2021 @ 2:00 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. Parents will be informed by email by April 30, 2021 if their child has been accepted or placed on the lottery waiting list until May 31, 2021. On June 1, 2021, all list will expire and a final notification will be sent stating all remaining applicants are not accepted and to enroll in their home school. 

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.