School Choice Application Deadlines Near

A series of deadlines begins this month for parents who wish to apply for the admission of their students to magnet schools and programs in the Long Beach Unified School District. HIGH SCHOOLS January 22--High School Fair, Wilson High School, 9 a.m.-noon. School transfer applications available here and at middle schools after this date January 25-February 3--High school eighth grade parent nights (Cabrillo, January 25; Lakewood, January 26; Poly, January 27; Jor-dan/CAMS, February 1; Millikan, February 2; Wilson/CAMS, February 3) February 3--Deadline for Poly-area eighth graders to submit requests to attend Poly February 10--Deadline for students to return magnet, GATE or special program applications (including Wilson Classical H.S.) to their middle school February 10--Poly notifies Poly-area students of acceptance February 16--CAMS applications due March 3--Magnet and special program letters of acceptance mailed March 10--Deadline for students to submit School Transfer Applications to Cabrillo, Jordan, Lakewood and Millikan regular programs. Students from private schools notify schools if they are planning to attend March 10--Confirmation of intent to attend due at middle schools from students admitted to magnets and special programs March 14--Intent to attend forms due from middle school counselor at high schools March-April--High school counselors go to middle schools to program eighth grade students August--Confirmation of programs for 2000-2001 school year ELEMENTARY AND MIDDLE SCHOOLS January 8-February 25--Recruitment period. Applications for school transfer available February 4--Returning student questionnaire due February 29--Deadline for parents to submit school transfer and magnet applications for elementary and middle schools. Counselors send applications to schools of choice by Thursday, March 2 March 2-March 10--Random selection lists are generated at each elementary and middle school of choice March 1--Kindergarten pre-registration begins at some schools--check with school March 13--Elementary and middle school parents are informed of random selection acceptance or placement on waiting list. Kindergarten notification may be delayed until neighborhood registration is completed. March 24--Parents notify school if they wish to accept the approved transfer application March 20-April 21--High school counselors go to middle schools to program eighth grade students. Call middle school for specific dates June 1-August 24--Kindergarten pre-registration