Los Angeles charter schools are accepting applications from families for the school year starting in fall 2014. Charter schools are tuition-free, public schools that are open to all students, including students with special needs, regardless of where your family lives.
Applying to a charter school is simple ”“ you just need to contact the school and fill out a simple form with your contact information and the grade your child will be in this fall. If a school receives more applications than it has seats available, the school will hold a blind lottery, as required by state law, then notify families.
Many diverse charter schools serve students in Los Angeles, offering a wide variety of programs. Each charter school is run independently so you must contact the individual school for more information and to submit an application for your child. Admission deadlines vary. Even if the deadline has passed, some schools may still have space available so be sure to contact the school directly to inquire.
Parents can learn more about charter schools and see an interactive map of all charter schools in California at www.calcharters.org.
Schools are listed with the name, grades for which the school is accepting interest forms, form deadline, location and contact information.
East LA/ Boyle Heights:
K-3 campus: 1314 S. Dacotah St., Los Angeles, CA 90023; (323) 397-1440
4-6 campus: 126 Bloom St., Los Angeles, CA 90012; (323) 947-7311
7-8 campus: 322 N. Ave. 18, Los Angeles, CA 90031; (323) 309-7241
K-6 campus: 2226 E. 3rd Street, Los Angeles, CA 90033; (323) 780-8600
K-6 campus: 1942 E. 2nd Street, Los Angeles, CA 90033; (323) 780-8300
K-2 campus: 1015 S. Lorena Street, Los Angeles, CA 90023; (323) 263-3600
New School – Alliance College-Ready Middle Academy 8 (6) – 05/02/14 – 3651 East 1st Street, Los Angeles, CA 90063; (213) 943-4930, http://www.laalliance.org/schools/crma8
Alliance Marc & Eva Stern Math and Science High School (9-12) – 01/31/14 – 5151 State University Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90032; (323) 987-2144, http://www.laalliance.org/schools/sternmass
Alliance Media Arts and Entertainment Design High School (9-12) – 02/28/14 – 113 South Rowan Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90063; (323) 859-0750, http://www.laalliance.org/schools/mediaarts
KIPP Sol Academy (5-6) – 10/17/2013 (still accepting forms) – 4545 Dozier Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90022;
KIPP Academy of Innovation (5) – 4/4/2014 – Location TBD;
KIPP Iluminar Academy (K-2) – 2/7/2014 – 4865 East First Street, Los Angeles, CA 90022;
KIPP Raíces Academy (K-4) – 4/4/2014 – 668 Atlantic Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90022;
KIPP Vida Prep (K-1) – 4/4/2014 – Location TBD;
KIPP Comienza Community Prep (K-4) 12/10/2013 (still accepting forms) – 6410 Rita Avenue, Huntington Park, CA 90255;