Magnet schools offer students unique, theme-based educational experiences in academically rich and culturally diverse environments. All magnet programs fulfill Glendale Unified School District's requirements for promotion and graduation. In addition, all three GUSD elementary magnet schools offer Foreign Language Academies of Glendale (FLAG) dual immersion language programs. Applicants may apply to those programs as well.
Students eligible for enrollment in a GUSD elementary school may apply to a GUSD elementary magnet school. Students eligible for enrollment in a school outside of the GUSD boundaries may apply to a GUSD elementary magnet school, but will be required to obtain additional release paperwork if selected for a magnet school.
Some grade level restrictions apply for specific programs. Residency proof requirements do not apply to homeless students who are eligible for enrollment as determined by the Homeless Education Liaison at (818) 241-3111 x283. All eligible applicants receive equal consideration and are selected through a centralized Elementary Magnet Random Student Selection System (EMRS3) process according to federally approved elementary magnet grant selection priorities.
4. Do currently enrolled elementary magnet school students need to complete an application to continue in the magnet school?
Students currently attending a magnet school do not need to reapply for their space in the school.
5. Do siblings of currently enrolled students in an elementary magnet school get priority in the application process?
Applicants seeking placement at a school in which a currently enrolled sibling is attending and will continue to attend in the 2013-2014 school year, will have priority over applicants without currently enrolled siblings. In-district resident siblings will have priority over out of district siblings. The sibling must live in the same household and have at least one parent/guardian in common.
6. Do applicants who reside within the boundaries of GUSD have priority over applicants who reside outside the GUSD boundaries?
Applicants residing within the GUSD boundaries have priority over applicants residing outside of GUSD’s boundaries; however, GUSD residency does not guarantee new applicants admission to an elementary magnet school/program.
7. If I am currently on a waiting list for an elementary magnet school, do I need to re-apply for the 2013-2014 year?
Current wait lists expire after November 30, 2012. All applicants seeking admission to an elementary magnet school for the 2013-2014 school year must apply.
Applicants may indicate up to three (3) magnet school choices. Applicants are not required to make more than one choice.
No assessment is required for application to an elementary magnet school. If you are applying to a Foreign Language Academy of Glendale (FLAG) dual immersion program at a magnet school, refer to the FLAG application policies and procedures at http://gusdflag.org/
The Application will be available for online submission starting December 1, 2012 and must be submitted by January 25, 2013 at 4:30 p.m. If you do not have internet access, you may complete the online application at any of the schools sites where you are applying or at the Magnet Office in the GUSD District Office at 223 N. Jackson St., Room 109, Glendale, CA 91206, by 4:30 p.m. on January 25, 2013. Translators will be available. Applications received by fax will not be accepted.
All applications which are submitted and completed by the application deadline of January 25, 2013, at 4:30 p.m., will be eligible for placement in the Elementary Magnet and FLAG Random Student Selection System and are not prioritized by submission date. Applicant selection is determined through this random selection process.
You will receive a confirmation email verifying that your application has been submitted and you will be able to track the progress of your application status online. The Elementary Magnet and FLAG Office will send out Receipt Verification emails and/or letters. If you do not receive a Receipt Verification email or Letter by February 4, 2013, immediately call the Elementary Magnet and FLAG Office at (818)241-3111 x649.
Applications will not be processed without proof of timely submission on or before January 25, 2013 at 4:30 p.m.
Only demographic information may be changed on your original application. ANY changes in program selection(s) MUST be made by submitting a NEW application by the application deadline, January 25, 2013. If more than one application is submitted, only the most recent application will be considered for the random selection process; all prior applications will be dropped from the system.
15. How and when will I be notified of the Elementary Magnet Random Student Selection System results?
Results of the Elementary Magnet Random Student Selection System will be mailed or emailed (if email is available) to all applicants on February 22, 2013. Results of the Elementary Magnet Random Student Selection System will not be given over the phone prior to February 27, 2013.
16. If I do not get accepted to an elementary magnet school, how do I determine my child's "home" elementary school?
Glendale Unified School District maintains a "Street Finder" shortcut on the district website home page that can provide you with this information. Click on the following link to go directly to the “Street Finder” website: http://www.gusd.net/site/Default.aspx?PageID=349
17. What happens to a student’s enrollment status in a magnet school if the family moves outside of the GUSD boundaries?
If a student enrolled in a magnet school who is not enrolled in a Foreign Language Academies of Glendale (FLAG) Dual Immersion Program, moves outside of the GUSD boundaries, the student must reapply to the magnet school and readmission will be determined based upon space available.
Additional information is available from the Magnet Office at (818) 241-3111 x649.