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LBUSD High School Choice Information

Be prepared to apply

  • Ensure that you can login to your ParentVUE account.
  • Is the address to your ParentVUE account correct?
    • The address in ParentVUE will determine your Residence Area High School. Make changes at your middle school ASAP.
  • Private, Out of District and Home schooled students contact Choice Helpline at 562-997-8306 for assistance in setting up your ParentVUE account.

How to apply

  • All 8th grade students MUST complete an online High School Choice Application for the  2021-2022 school year through a ParentVUE account. Applications will be available online in December 2021. All on-time applications are considered equally.
  • Complete application and submit online by the deadline. There are no paper applications.
  • Private, Out of District and Home Schooled students use the same online application.

Pathway Placement Procedure

  • LBUSD places students at the high schools by following the enrollment procedures outlined in the LBUSD Guidelines for Student and Parents (pages 18-19).
  • Selection for admission to pathways is based on:
    • Number of seats available
    • Students' school of residence status
    • Ranked choice of pathway on student application
    • Eligibility status
  • Space limitations and specific program requirements may cause your first choice to not be accepted.
  • Applications submitted after the deadline will be considered after all the applications turned in on time have been acted on and after the high school knows if it still has openings for incoming 9th graders.
  • Placement notification is available through ParentVUE in late January to early February.


  • High School counselors will visit in-district middle and K-8 schools during April 2020 to assist in the selection of class for 9th grade. Non-LBUSD families will be contacted by the assigned school.
  • Visit high school open house in May to meet teachers and staff.
  • Families continue to encourage their 8th grade students to challenge themselves at school.
  • Plan on attending Sports/PE/Extracurricular Information Day on Friday, June 12th at your assigned high school.
  • Attend freshman orientation in August. Families will receive information from their student's assigned high school.

Need More Information?

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