On Tuesday, November 7, 2017, the GUSD Board of Education voted to make Cerritos Elementary the next GUSD magnet school, Cerritos Computer Science Magnet, beginning with the 2018-2019 school year. Cerritos partnered this year with Code to the Future, a leading Computer Science program for magnet and theme-based schools. Through this partnership, Cerritos students learn fundamentals of computer coding as part of their daily curriculum.
“Making Cerritos a Computer Science Magnet next year will allow GUSD to expand the outstanding coding program we began this year with Code to the Future, and attract a diverse student population to the school,” said GUSD Superintendent Winfred B. Roberson, Jr.
Magnet schools are district schools that offer students unique, theme-based educational experiences. Magnet schools can enroll students from outside the enrollment boundaries set by the district. Cerritos Computer Science Magnet will be the fourth elementary magnet school in the GUSD, joining Edison Elementary Advanced Technology Magnet, Franklin Elementary International Foreign Language Academy of Glendale Magnet, and Keppel Visual and Performing Arts Magnet.
Students that live within the Cerritos enrollment boundary may continue to enroll in the school without entering a lottery. Students who live outside the Cerritos enrollment boundary can enter the enrollment lottery by completing an online application.
To apply for enrollment at Cerritos, or any other GUSD elementary Magnet or Foreign Language Academy of Glendale (FLAG) dual immersion program, families should complete an online application at www.gusdmagnetandflag.com by January 31, 2018. Applications submitted by the deadline will be included in the lottery, those submitted after the deadline will go on a waiting list.
For further information, please contact Kristine Nam at (818) 241-3111 x1218.