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How to Apply

  • Attend a school tour in October or November for the following school year.  
  • Apply through the LAUSD Choices Website.  The deadline for applying is mid-November for the following school year.
  • See the Magnet School FAQ for answers to additional questions.  
  • Acceptance letters are sent in mid-March.  
  • Typically Melrose has 450 students on our waiting list.
  • No walk-ins can be accepted as long as students are on the waiting list.
  • We continue to accept students from the waitlist as spaces open until school begins in mid-August

Enrollment Requirements

You must first be accepted by the Office of Student Integration through the process descripted above.  Once accepted, enrollment is now being done online for incoming kindergarten students at this web site.  This is a brand new process, implemented in light of school closures.  We expect other grade levels will be available for enrollment soon. 

You will need the following documents: 

  1. Your Proof of Residence
  2.  Driver's License, ID Card, Court paper or Affidavit of Parental/Guardian Identification, Caregiver Affidavit
  3. The new student's Original birth certificate, or passport, baptismal certificate or an affidavit. 
  4.  New student's immunization record.
  5. (K & 1 Only) Proof of dental check-up.

To show Proof of Residence bring one of the following documents:

  • Most recent utility service bills (gas, water, electric)
  • Property Taxes
  • Rental or lease agreement with additional proof of residence*
  • Official government mail (Cal Works, Social Security)
  • Note: LAUSD does not accept telephone bills or driver's license as proof of residence.

Kindergarten through Fifth Grade Immunization Requirements:

  • POLIO: 4 doses, but 3 doses are enough if at least one was given after the fourth birthday
  • DTP: 5 doses, but 4 doses meets requirement if at least one was given on or after the fourth birthday
  • MMR: 2 does for Kindergarten entry - both doses on or after first birthday
  • Hepatitis B: 3 doses
  • Varicella (Chicken Pox): (1) History of Chicken Pox disease must be documented (by Doctor) OR one dose required

School Tours

School tours are held yearly in October during the application process.  School tours are not offered in the spring.