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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.

HS Choice 2016

Key Dates

Wed, Oct. 7

CHOICE Hotline Opens for Parent Assistance (562) 997-8306

Shadow Day Reservation System Opens

CHOICE Website goes live

Sat, Oct. 24

High School CHOICE Fair @ Cabrillo High School (9am-12noon, Gymnasium)

Tue, Oct. 27

Regional Night #1 @ Lindsey Academy (6-8pm - 5075 Daisy Ave. Long Beach)

Mon, Nov. 2

Regional Night #2 @ Marshall Academy of the Arts (6-8pm - 5870 E. Wardlow Rd. Long Beach)

Thu, Nov. 5

Regional Night #3 @ Hoover Middle School (6-8pm - 3501 Country Club Dr. Lakewood)

Mon, Nov. 9

Regional Night #4 @ Nelson Academy (6-8pm - 1951 Cherry Ave. Signal Hill)

Wed, Nov. 11

Veteran's Day Holiday - CHOICE Hotline Closed

Sat, Nov. 14

CAMS Site Saturday (9am-12noon)

Mon, Nov. 16

McBride Site Night (6-8pm - 7025 E. Parkcrest St. Long Beach)

Tue, Nov. 17

Sato Academy Site Night (6-8pm - 1100 Iroquois Ave. Long Beach)

Wed, Nov. 18

Poly Site Night (5:30-8pm - 1600 Atlantic Ave. Long Beach)

Thu, Nov. 19

Wilson Site Night (6-8pm - 4400 E. 10th St. Long Beach)

Nov. 23-27

Thanksgiving Break - CHOICE Hotline Closed

Tue, Dec. 1

Renaissance Site Night (6-8pm - 235 E. 8th St. Long Beach)

Wed, Dec. 2

Lakewood Site Night (6-8pm - 4400 Briercrest Ave. Lakewood)

Thu, Dec. 3

Millikan Site Night (6-8pm - 2800 Snowden Ave. Long Beach)

Sat, Dec. 5

Cabrillo Site Saturday (9am-12noon - 2001 Santa Fe Ave. Long Beach

Tue, Dec. 8

Jordan Site Night (5:30-7pm - 6500 Atlantic Ave. Long Beach)

Mon, Dec. 14

Online Appication Window Opens via ParentVue

Dec. 15-18

District computer lab open to assist parents with online application (1515 Hughes Way, Parent University 3rd Floor)

Dec. 21-Jan. 1

Winter Break - CHOICE Hotline Closed

Jan. 4-8

District computer lab open to assist parents with online application (1515 Hughes Way, Parent University 3rd Floor)

Wed., Jan. 13

High School CHOICE application is DUE! Online window will close at 11:59pm. Apply via ParentVue



Mon, Feb. 22

Secondary Specialized Program "Intent to Enroll" registration is due via ParentVue


District will mail home all final high school assignments


High school counselors will visit the middle school to plan 9th grade schedules

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Selection Begins in ParentVUE Monday, Dec. 14, 2016
Last Day to Apply for High School of Choice Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2016
Hamilton High School CHOICE Contact Nancy Freihaut (Counselor)
(562) 602-0302 x232

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