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Magnet schools

Magnet schools were created to right the wrongs of segregation. So that children in neighborhoods that had no resources in poor public schools were able to still get a quality education. Magnet schools only exist in large urban school districts were there are poor neighborhoods and under resourced schools. You get into magnet schools by accumulating points. You get point for whether your neighborhood school is primarily one non white ethnic group, or if your neighborhood school is over crowded. If you want to go to a gifted or you want to go to a gifted magnet or a gifted and talented magnet in some parts of the country then you also need to test in, in addition to having the points from the regular magnet lottery.

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Sandy Eiges, M.S.W., is the founder of L.A. School Scout™ LLC, the top city-wide admissions consulting company for preschool through college. She is not only knowledgeable about private and parochial schools, K-12, including boarding schools, but she is also an expert in explaining and navigating the myriad public school options as well. She has been interviewed for Spectrum News, Beyond the Brochure, the Los Angeles Times, the Hollywood Reporter, and is the school admissions expert on the website Kids in the House. Sandy is a professional member of the Independent Educational Consultants Association (IECA). For the past 15 years Sandy’s company, L.A. School Scout™ LLC, has helped parents with the planning and admissions process for preschool, elementary school, middle, high school and college for their children

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