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Admissions Information

Non-LBUSD Applicants please check back in September for more information on the CAMS admission process

LBUSD Applicants you will be receiving information about High School Choice in September and October through ParentVUE and your child's school.

CAMS Application Process for Admission

Requirements for consideration:

1. Students MUST reside in the CAMS attendance area:

  • School Districts: Compton Unified, Hawthorne, Inglewood Unified, Lawndale, Lennox, Long Beach Unified, Lynwood Unified, Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified, Torrance Unified and Wiseburn.
  • The following middle schools in the southeastern portion of the Los Angeles Unified School District: Bethune, Carnegie, Caroldale, Carver, Clay, Curtiss, Dana, Dodson, Drew, Edison, Fleming, Gage, Gompers, Harte, Mann, Markham, Muir, Nimitz, Peary, South Gate, White and Wilmington.
  • Private/charter school students who live in the attendance area of the above middle schools are also eligible to apply.

2. Academic Requirements:

  • Completion of Algebra or the equivalent
  • 3.0 cumulative academic GPA for grades 6-7
  • 3.0 GPA on most recent 8th grade report
  • Score at the Met or Exceeded level on California State Standards Test (SBAC)

 3. NON-Long Beach Applicants ONLY*: Complete our online application, which includes all parts listed below:

CAMS online application will be available on December 4th.  

  • Online Application: Non-Long Beach Applicants the application window will open in December 2018. (Non-LBUSD students ONLY)
  • Completed counselor report placed in a signed, sealed envelope. The counselor report must include the following and be returned or mailed by either the counselor or parent directly to CAMS.
    • An official transcript and a copy of the students most recent progress report from grade 8
    • A copy of all SBAC test scores from the spring administration
    • Private school students must include copies of all standardized test scores for 6th and 7th grades 
    • *Admissions to CAMS is designed to provide opportunities for qualified students from every middle school in our consortium. CAMS accepts 1-3 students from every public middle school that submits qualified applications. 

4. If you reside in Long Beach, attend a LBUSD school, or a private school in Long Beach then you will apply through the CHOICE Office. Our online application is only for NON-Long Beach Applicants.  Please note, the CAMS application window is different than the LBUSD Choice Application.  

Please contact Mr. Thompson, CAMS Assistant Principal, at if you have questions.

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LBUSD Application Resources

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Frequently Asked Questions

CAMS Program Description (English)

CAMS Program Description (Spanish)

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Non- LBUSD Application Resources