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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

Once accepted through the Office of Student Integration, bring the original copies of the following for us to make copies of:

  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.