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Los Angeles Center For Enriched Studies In Pursuit of Excellence

5931 W. 18th St., Los Angeles, CA 90035 Phone: (323) 549-5900 Fax: (323) 938-8737


LACES is a full magnet school and all students wishing to enroll in our school must apply through the Choices application. The application window opened on Monday, October 1, 2019 and the deadline was Thursday, November 15, 2019.  The late application process is currently open. To view the list of magnet programs with possible available space please click on the link below:
Choices brochures/applications will be available in all LAUSD schools, Educational Service centers , LAUSD Headquarters, Parent Community Services Branch,  and Los Angeles City Libraries. If you have any questions regarding the Choices process, please call: (877)462-4798 or (213)241-4177
You can apply to LACES online!
The online application process has many advantages:
- Confirm receipt of your application
- View application information
- Print parent notification letters such as acceptance/waiting list
Parents whose children are currently enrolled in LAUSD schools can sign up now for an online account at:
You will use your online access account to sign-in to the CHOICES online application starting Tuesday, October 1.
Parents of pre-kindergarten, charter schools, and private school residents of LAUSD will also be able to apply online starting October 1.
All parents are encouraged to submit an online application between October 1 and November 15, 2019.
** LACES will have about 240 openings for the incoming 6th grade class**
Openings for the upper grade levels (7th - 10th) will depend on the number of non-returning students. 
Please note that this number averages between 3-15 openings each year per grade level.
We do not accept students in the 11th or 12th grades.

We are pleased to announce that Mid-City's Prescott School of Enriched Sciences has been selected as our sister school. Mid-City's Prescott School of Enriched Sciences is the only feeder elementary school to Los Angeles Center for Enriched Studies (LACES). The Biosphere is Mid-City's primary theme. The areas of student study include the lithosphere, atmosphere, and hydrosphere, earth, air, and water, respectively. Students who attend Mid-City Prescott School of Enriched Sciences will automatically matriculate to LACES after 5th grade culmination.
ANNUAL OPEN HOUSE- Thursday, October 24, 2019
Annual Open House:

This year our annual open house for all prospective families will be held on October 24, 2019 from 9:00am-11:00am and will begin in the LACES auditorium. At the open house, you will be able to hear presentations from administrators, counselors, parents and students. As well as enjoy tours of the campus and classrooms. We hope to see you there, no RSVP is necessary. If you were unable to attend the open house, please feel free to view the power point attached below (available after the the open house). Thanks!

We encourage everyone on the wait list to have a ‘Plan B’:  SAS program or residence school.  They can call the Office of Student Integration to see if other magnets have openings at 213-241-4177.  We refer parents to the following options:                    LAUSD Public Schools   LAUSD Charter School Directory                  Magnet Schools in LAUSD                       Evaluation of Schools

For more information about the Magnet Program please contact:  
Ms. Crystal Dukes, Magnet Coordinator at 
To see if you qualify for transportation visit the link below: