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Site Nights 2017

Site Nights Signal Final Countdown to High School Choice

For eighth graders across Long Beach Unified School District, the race is on to apply to and be accepted by a high school, and perhaps a specialized career-path program, that fits their personal and career interests.


Date Time

Sato Academy
1100 Iroquois Avenue / Long Beach CA 90815

Thurs. Nov. 3 6:30-8:00 pm

2001 Santa Fe Ave. / Long Beach CA 90810

Mon. Nov. 7 6:00-8:00 pm

L. B. Polytechnic
1600 Atlantic Avenue / Long Beach CA 90813

Wed. Nov. 9 5:30-8:00 pm

McBride HS
7025 Parkcrest St, Long Beach, CA 90808

Mon. Nov. 14 6:00-8:00 pm

2800 Snowden Avenue / Long Beach CA 90815

Wed. Nov. 16 6:00-8:00 pm

6500 Atlantic Ave. / Long Beach CA 90805

Thurs. Nov. 17 6:00-8:00 pm

4400 Briercrest Avenue / Lakewood CA 90713

Tues. Nov. 29 6:00-8:00 pm

1951-1975 Alamitos Ave, Long Beach, CA 90806

Tues. Nov. 29 6:00-7:00 pm

1515 Hughes Way, Long Beach, CA 90810

Wed. Nov. 30 6:00-8:00 pm

4400 E 10th St, Long Beach, CA 90804

Thurs. Dec. 1 6:30-8:00 pm

California State University Dominguez Hills, 1000 E Victoria St, Carson, CA 90747

Tues. Dec. 5 5:30-7:00 pm

(Note: Click the addresses above to see a Google map.)

Of course, every student is entitled to priority admission to their neighborhood “school of residence,” the high school that most closely serves the area where they live. 

Neighborhood Boundaries Not Sole Determinant

The District does provide an online School of Residence Finder, but students may also apply to schools of choice outside their neighborhood.  In fact, several LBUSD schools—McBride, CAMS, and Renaissance—have no neighborhood boundaries at all. 

However, note that the small learning communities for specialized career paths, available at various schools in the District, have minimum academic entrance requirements, and competitive admission.  To get a concise summary of the many specialized learning-path programs at our high schools, click here:

You can also click the following links for a table showing the Qualifying Criteria for these specialized programs:

Time For Decision Drawing Near

The bottom line?  High School Choice 2016-17 is in the final stretch, leading to 9:00 am Tuesday, December 6, when the online Application Window opens, and ending 11:59 pm, Wednesday, December 21, which is the last time to submit your application.  This year there will be no paper applications.

Meanwhile,  for prospective students and their families, LBUSD has issued one final open invitation to visit campuses, to meet school personnel, and to collect data.

You are invited to attend any of nearly a dozen special “Site Nights” scheduled over the next month (see chart, above).  Note:  click to view the Downloadable District Map (PDF) (right-click same link to save).  

Benefits:  A More Comfortable Transition

If you have already decided which High School you would like to attend, the Site Night gives you an opportunity to visit, to meet staff members, and to begin to imagine yourself as a high school student there and (eventually!) a graduate.

If you haven’t yet decided on a High School, a Site Night can give you and your family valuable input to help you make your decision.  How easy or difficult is getting to this school, for you?  What does the school look like?  Who are some of the people working there?

And think of this--when the first day of school arrives, if you've attended a Site Night there, not everything will be new and strange.  You'll already be an "old hand" at that school, because you've been there before!