Wait List 2019-20

We understand that being on the Wait List can be stressful and we appreciate your faith in the process. Our staff at Southeast DREAMS Magnet are doing everything we can to inform you of your application status in as timely a manner as possible.

You may contact us to learn about your wait list status. We will not be able to tell you your exact spot on the wait list, but we can let you know whether you are near the top, middle, or bottom of the list for your child's incoming grade level.

Our Magnet Coordinator will contact wait list applicants in the order of their appearance on the district-generated wait list. When a selected family declines their placement in the magnet, the next applicant on the wait list will be called and offered the placement for that particular grade level. This process begins on April 6th and runs until June 10th, when our office closes for summer break.  In the case that we have additional unfilled placements, this process picks back up the last week of July and continues until the middle of September, if necessary. Please note that you must have an up-to-date phone number and/or email address on your application, as these will be the exclusive forms of communication our staff will use to contact families about available spots. 

For those who are at the bottom of the list, don't give up! There is a good chance that some students who register do not actually attend, leaving spots open for more wait list applicants. We can admit students up to three weeks into the school year. If you are at the bottom of the Wait List and are determined to wait even after school begins, be sure to attend the welcome events outlined in our magnet calendar. However, we cannot guarantee that a placement will be available.


Application Facts:

  • 6th/7th/8th Grade Openings for 2019-20: ~130 students/ <10/ <30

  • Number of Applications: 310+

  • Deadline for the first round of applicants to accept or decline: April 5, 2019

  • The Late List is the list of students whose applications were turned in after the on-time application deadline. In all likelihood, we will not get to those students until August, if at all.

To find your place on the Wait List: call (323) 568-3100 and ask for Ms. Yi, Magnet Coordinator or write to us here.