Board District 3 List of Schools

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    Use the link above to find out about the various types of schools in Board District 3. When you click on the link, you will be taken to a directory of schools. Enter text in the text box and/or select criteria in the pull-down menus (School Types, Local Districts, and Board Districts). You can select several values under each pull-down. To close a pull-down click on the Done button at the top left of the menu.
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Magnet Programs

  • Magnet programs offer self-contained classes and place emphasis on developing higher-level thinking skills in a demanding academic program for students who are entering grades 1–12. Interested parents may submit an original application or apply online at by the mid-November deadline. For information regarding the process of application, verification, and student selection, call the Office of Student Integration Services at (213) 241-4177 or visit the Magnet Programs website.

Dual Language Programs

  • Dual Language programs are designed to have students achieve bilingualism and biliteracy, academic excellence in both languages and sociocultural competence. In these programs, students receive instruction in all content areas in both English and a second (or target) language beginning in kindergarten. At the elementary level, students have a minimum of 50% of each instructional day in the target language.  

    These are the Dual Language Programs in Board District 3

    • Porter Ranch Elementary (Korean)
    • Coldwater Canyon Elementary (Spanish)
    • Kittridge Street Elementary (Spanish) (Armenian)
    • Limerick Avenue Elementary (Spanish)
    • Napa Street Elementary (Spanish)
    • Nevada Elementary (Spanish)
    • Sunny Brae Elementary (Spanish) 


Options Programs

  • Educational Options Schools are designed to address the needs of at-risk students by helping them acquire academic, social and occupational skills so that each student may contribute to and benefit from society.  There are several different types of Educational Options schools, each serving a different type of student. These are the ones located in Board District 3.

     There are seven types of Educatioanl Options Schools each serving a different type of student

    Continuation High Schools

    Continuation high schools are small campuses with low student-to-teacher ratios offering instruction to students between the ages of 16 and 18 who are deemed as risk of not completing their education. The goal of each student is to make up credit deficiencies and either be graduated from the continuation school or transferred back to traditional high school. Some continuation schools offer evening classes to serve high school students who are regularly employed 30 hours or more a week. The major emphases in the evening classes are occupational orientation and work experience while working towards graduation requirements.
     Northwest  Northeast
    Stoney Point 


    Community Day Schools (CDS)

    Community Day Schools (CDS) are small schools providing interim educational opportunities for K-12 students who have been expelled, are at high risk, or have been referred by probation, or a School Attendance Review Board. The goal of CDS is to provide a challenging academic curriculum, develop social skills, and return students back to traditional schools.
    • CDS Aggeler 
    • CDS Elementary 
    • CDS London 


    Opportunity Schools

    Opportunity Schools are small campuses serving students (in grades 7-12) who are habitually truant, have irregular attendance, and exhibit other at-risk behaviors. These schools offer specialized instruction, guidance and counseling, psychological services, and tutorial assistance to help students overcome barriers to learning.
    • William Tell Aggeler


    City of Angels K-12, Independent Study School

    City of Angels School is an independent study school in Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) for students who are unable to attend a traditional classroom environment. In the City of Angels, students, parents and teachers are partners in fulfilling the students' educational goals. The curriculum at City of Angels School is California standards-based instruction. We offer classes that fulfill the A-G UC and CSU general education requirements, as well as many elective courses including Advanced Placement classes. Students at City of Angels School must meet a minimum of one hour per week with their assigned teacher and receive 30 hours of coursework to complete at home. With the approval of his/her teacher, a student has the opportunity to concurrently enroll in community college and receive high school and college credits. Upon successful completion of all graduation requirements through grade twelve, students receive a high school diploma at our traditional graduation ceremony. City of Angels consists of many sites throughout LAUSD.
    * Hughes Middle School

    Pregnant Minor Schools

    Pregnant minor schools consist of small campuses located throughout the District. Their primary goal is to provide interim educational opportunities to expectant mothers so that they may continue their education and be graduated. Schools provide counseling by school nurses, information on health and nutrition, and pre-natal and infant care instruction.
    • McAlister HS Cyesis at Panorama High School