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Pathways by School
Pathways by Industry

How Can I Decide?

For help to decide which High School matches you best, try our Career Interest Survey!  We've put a free copy of the Survey in the locker above for you, in PDF format.  It takes about 20 minutes to complete this Survey and interpret your results.  Here's how it works.

  • First, print out both documents in the locker--in other words, a copy of the Career Interest Survey (two pages), and a copy of "Score Your Answers" document, also two pages long.
  • Next, get a pencil or pen and complete the Career Interest Survey.  The Survey contains 15 short lists of things that you might like or be interested to try.  Note the small checkboxes beside these items.  Read through all the items in all 15 lists, putting  a check beside any description that interests you or which you think you might enjoy.
  • Go back through the Survey, counting your checks in each of the 15 Boxes to determine which lists you found most inviting.  Write the total of checks in each Box in the blanks provided.  Finally, identify your Top Three Boxes by writing their numbers in the "Top 3 Box" on page two of the Survey.
  • To interpret your results, have the "Score Your Answers" document in hand.  Copy your totals from each Box on the Survey to the corresponding Box in the right-hand column of the Score Your Answers Sheet.
  • Each row on the Score Your Answers sheet corresponds to one Box of items on the Survey.  The rows on the Score sheet represent subjects or career clusters.  Each row shows job titles, school subjects, and specialized programs or small learning communities (SLCs) in Long Beach Unified that train high-school students in related skills. 
  • So, knowing which career clusters you voted into your Top 3, you can look at the next-to-last column in the table to see what schools in Long Beach offer specialized training in that sort of thing.  Voila!  You have list of schools and programs that you'd like to find out more about.

You now have the perfect list to take to the Choice Fair at Cabrillo on October 24, to one of the Regional Information Nights between October 27 and November 9, or to a Site Visit at one of the High Schools between November 14 and December 8.  Good luck! 

For further questions, please feel free to call the High School CHOICE Hotline, at (562) 997-8306.

High School Choice

Register your choice

HS Selection Window Now Open




Attention, All 8th-Grade Hamilton Students and Families!  The LBUSD High School Choice Application window opens February 15, 2023

Simple Directions

The simple steps for parents to follow are:

  • Log into your ParentVUE account.
  • Click on the “School of Choice” tab at the lower left corner.  [Do NOT click on the Messages tab!!!]
  • Follow the on-screen prompts to register your child’s High School Choice.

Note that an instructional video is available within ParentVUE to help parents through the process. 

In addition, the trusty Long Beach Unified High School Choice team is available to help any parent or family register their Choice!  Just call them at the HS Choice Helpline, (562) 997-8306.

2022-2023 High School Choice Timeline8th to 9th Grade Transition

Date Event

October - February


Current LBUSD Students

  • Ensure you can login to your ParentVue account.
  • Ensure the address in your ParentVue account is correct.

New / Returning Residents to LBUSD

  • Private school and LBUSD resident students not currently enrolled in LBUSD may enroll online starting December 1, 2022
    1. Determine your Middle School of Residence (MSOR).  School Finder
    2. Contact your Middle School of Residence for enrollment information and assistance
    3. Upload documentation

Enrollment documents and application must be completed by February 3, 2023 to enter School of Choice process.

Non-LBUSD residents

  • Enrollment after May 15, 2023
  • Must obtain an IDP from residential district
  • Click HERE for details
November 1 -
February 8


What are Linked Learning Pathways?

November 5

High School Choice Fair | Saturday, @ Cabrillo 9am-12pm

November 17
6pm - 7pm

Parent University Workshop for 8th Grade Parents
View Slides From Session




December 3 - February 8

High School Site Visits

McBride  5:30pm - 7:30pm 
Browning 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Lakewood 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Millikan 5:30pm - 7:30pm
CAMS 10:00am - 12:00pm
Cabrillo 10:00am - 12:00pm
Jordan  5:30pm - 7:30pm
Wilson 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Sato 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Poly 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Renaissance 5:30pm - 7:30pm
February 3

Last day to submit online application and enrollment documents for New / Returning to LBUSD Resident Students

February 9

Last day for current LBUSD students to make address changes for HS Choice

February 15


High School Choice Application available on ParentVue

February 24

High School Choice Application Deadline

March 10

High School Choice Assignments posted on ParentVue

Cronología de elección de escuela secundaria 2022-2023Transición de 8º a 9º grado

Fecha Evento



Estudiantes actuales de LBUSD

  • Asegúrese de que puede iniciar sesión en su cuenta de ParentVue.
  • Asegúrese de que la dirección en su cuenta de ParentVue sea correcta.

Residentes nuevos o que regresaron al LBUSD

  • Los estudiantes de escuelas privadas y residentes de LBUSD que actualmente no están inscritos en LBUSD pueden inscribirse en línea a partir del 1 de diciembre de 2022
    1. Determinar su Escuela Intermedia de Residencia (MSOR).  Buscador de escuelas
    2. Comuníquese con su escuela intermedia de residencia para obtener información y asistencia sobre la inscripción
    3. Subir documentación

Los documentos de inscripción y la solicitud  deben completarse antes del 3 de febrero de 2023  para ingresar al proceso de Escuela de elección.

No residentes del LBUSD

  • Inscripción después del 15 de mayo de 2023
  • Debe obtener un IDP del distrito residencial
  • Haga clic AQUÍ para más detalles
1 de noviembre -
8 de febrero


¿Qué son las rutas de aprendizaje vinculadas?

5 de noviembre

Feria de Elección de Escuelas Secundarias | Sábado, @ Cabrillo 9am-12pm

17 de noviembre
18:00 - 19:00

Taller de Universidad para padres para padres de 8.° grado
Ver diapositivas de la sesión




3 de diciembre - 8 de febrero

Visitas al sitio de la escuela secundaria

McBride  17:30 - 19:30 
Browning 17:30 - 19:30
Lakewood 17:30 - 19:30
Millikan 17:30 - 19:30
LEVAS 10:00 - 12:00
Cabrillo 10:00 - 12:00
Jordán  17:30 - 19:30
wilson 17:30 - 19:30
sato 17:30 - 19:30
escuela politécnica 17:30 - 19:30
Renacimiento 17:30 - 19:30
3 de febrero

Último día para enviar la solicitud en línea y los documentos de inscripción para estudiantes residentes nuevos o que regresaron a LBUSD

9 de febrero

Último día para que los estudiantes actuales de LBUSD hagan cambios de dirección para HS Choice

15 de febrero


Solicitud de elección de escuela secundaria disponible en ParentVue

24 de febrero

Fecha límite de solicitud de elección de escuela secundaria

10 de marzo

Asignaciones de elección de escuela secundaria publicadas en ParentVue

LBUSD high school choice page

High school videos

HS Choice Quick Facts

HS Site Nights

January 11 - February 8, 2023

High School Choice Application Opens

February 15, 2023

Hamilton High School CHOICE Contact:

Ms. Evelyn Ramirez

562-602-0302 x232



High School Webpages