“Choices” Application

The Academy of Music
The Academy of Music is a magnet center that sits on the campus of Hamilton High School which is comprised of several small learning communities and the Humanities Magnet. The other SLC’s include Communication Arts, Global Studies, Business and Interactive Technology and Math Science and Medicine.
At 935 students, 31 faculty, 1 clerks and one director, we are the largest magnet center in the Los Angeles Unified system. The way into the magnet is through the Office of Integration and accumulating enough magnet points to qualify. The Choices Brochure comes out in October of each year. The application for the 2016-2017 school year is due November 10, 2016. For students five miles and beyond, transportation is provided as well as late buses for those who remain for rehearsals and other activities. One additional way into the Magnet is through the talent audition for instrumental and vocal students only. This form can be downloaded on our home page and mailed or emailed in.  Parents must still fill out echoices@lausd.net. and list The Music Magnet as your first choice.  If you don't not follow this procedure, we will not be able to accept you. 

We offer all the performing arts.. The performance departments include: Drama, Dance, Musical Theater, Choral, and Technical Theater. .The music program consists of Jazz, Strings, Winds, Piano, Guitar, Percussion and and Music Technology. Majors are offered in each of the performance areas. In 2017, Addidas will be building a state of the art recording studio.
In October and November, both Magnets offer tours of our campus and programs and we give presentations at all the magnet fairs around the city. Check our website for dates of our fall tours.
If your child is a performer or passionate about becoming one and you want an excellent academic program we are the school for you!  We offer Honors classes in all the core subjects as well as nearly 27 AP courses.
For those of you without enough magnet points, we offer and audition program in all disciplines. You must live in the District and still apply to the Choices program, but the audition will give you an extra boost.  Talent auditions are in January.