Eligibility & Admissions

How to Apply

Highly Gifted & Eligibility

Children are eligible for HG Magnet schools if they test in the 99.5th percentile or above on an intelligence test conducted by an LAUSD psychologist. Priority is given to children with 99.9%, officially “Highly Gifted” by LAUSD definition. If there are openings remaining in the program, “Gifted” students with 99.5%-99.8% (“Highly Gifted Applicable”) can be admitted with priority based on magnet points.   


IQ Testing & Results

LAUSD students may request an IQ test through the GATE Coordinator at your school.  LAUSD does not accept tests conducted by private psychologists.  Due to staffing shortage, it can take many months to get tested and to receive results.  You may request results sooner by contacting the LAUSD’s Gifted/Talented Education office (GATE) directly at (213) 241-6500.  If “HG” appears on a report card, that means the child tested in the 99.9th percentile. 


Different tests

Starting in 2011, all second-graders were given an OLSAT test. This is not an IQ test, but an “ability” test, which may qualify them for regular Gifted/High Ability schools, but NOT for Highly Gifted programs like the North Hollywood HGM.  You still need to request an IQ test to be eligible for the Highly Gifted program. 


My child is eligible. How do I enroll in North Hollywood Highly Gifted Magnet?

In order to attend any magnet school, parents must apply through the eChoices Application.  The magnet application is available online at http://echoices.lausd.net and the application period for the 2017-18 school year is October 4 - November 10, 2016.  Applicants will be notified by mail (generally in April/May) as to the status of the application.

Should you miss the application deadline, walk-in applications will be accepted in the magnet office. Students are only admitted based on available openings and a first come, first served basis.   


Fall Tours & Open House

During Magnet applications season, North Hollywood HGM runs daytime classroom tours and an evening Open House for prospective parents and students to visit our school. See dates and how to reserve.