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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
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LACES is a full magnet school and all students wishing to enroll in our school must apply through the Choices application. The application window for the 2021-2022 school year will open October 1, 2020. 
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 Thursday, October 1.
Parents of pre-kindergarten, charter schools, and private school residents of LAUSD will also be able to apply online starting October 1.
** LACES will have about 200 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.

This year we will have a Virtual Open House for all prospective families on Friday, October 16, 2019 from 10:00am-12:00pm. At the open house, you will be able to hear presentations from administrators, counselors, parents and students.  We hope to "see" you there, please use the following link to register for the Zoom Webinar: LACES Open House Registration.

If you were unable to attend the open house, you can view the recording here


For more information about the magnet Program please contact:

Ms. Dukes, Magnet Coordinator at 


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