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8th to 9th Grade Transition

High School Choice for Current 8th Graders

High School Choice placements are now final for the 2020-2021 school year.  Students need to plan on attending orientation and freshman activities at their assigned high school. Newly enrolled LBUSD 8th graders, or 8th graders who move between now and September, can visit their home high school based on their address, any time after June 15th, 2020 for new enrollment.  Visit the School Finder page to find your home school of residence.


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The online application window is December 6 through December 18, 2019 at 11:59pm.  Parents will be able to view their student’s placement on the High School Choice Application through their ParentVUE account in late January to early February 2020.  A School Messenger email and text will be sent to all 8th grade families notifying them when the placements are available.

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During the spring, high school counselors will visit in-district middle and K-8 schools to assist in the selection of classes for 9th grade.  Non-LBUSD families will be contacted by the assigned school. On Friday, June 12th, each comprehensive high school will host an Activities Information Day, where students can get information about sports and other activities that will be happening this summer.  Freshman orientation will be in August.




For questions contact the High School Choice Helpline - (562) 997-8306

Nondiscrimination Statement The Governing Board desires to provide a safe school environment that allows all students equal access and opportunities in the district’s academic, extracurricular, and other educational support programs, services, and activities. The Board prohibits, at any district school, or school activity, unlawful discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and bullying of any student based on the student’s actual or perceived race, color, ancestry, national origin, immigration status, nationality, ethnic group identification, ethnicity, age, religion, actual or potential marital, parental or family status, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, or gender expression; or association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics.

Department Address 
1515 Hughes Way
Long Beach, CA 90810

(562) 997-8306