Affiliated Charter Schools are semiautonomous District public schools that converted to affiliated charter status via a charter petition process approved at an L.A. Unified board meeting. The school’s charter is active for a period of five years. Before the charter expires, the school must submit a renewal charter petition to apply for an additional five years from the L.A. Unified Board of Education. Affiliated Charter Schools are governed by the L.A. Unified Board of Education and operate in accordance with District policy, Board Rules, state and federal law, collective bargaining agreements, and Human Resources/Personnel Commission guidelines. Affiliated Charter Schools receive direct oversight by the respective Local District Office and the L.A. Unified Charter Schools Division. The schools receive flexibility in the utilization of the charter school categorical block grant (for those applicable affiliated charter schools that receive it) areas of curriculum and professional development; some aspects of local school governance; and some aspects of employee selection. It is not necessary to utilize the District’s permit process if accepted to an Affiliated Charter School.
What are the goals of the instructional program?
Each Affiliated Charter School has its own school specific goals of the instructional program outlined in the school’s charter petition and in the school’s annually revised Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP) document.
Who is eligible?
All students in the State of California are eligible to apply to attend an Affiliated Charter School. However, the school must first serve students in its resident attendance boundary. School Management Services/Master Planning and Demographics Office, in collaboration with the school, determines if there is additional space available after resident attendance boundary students are enrolled. If there is more interest in enrollment from non-attendance boundary families than there is space available, the school must hold a random public lottery for the remaining spaces. In the lottery, the remaining spaces are first offered to students within L.A. Unified’s attendance boundary, and then all other students.
How are students selected?
The date and time of the lottery will be provided to applying non-resident attendance boundary families.
Attendance at the lottery is preferred but is not required.
At the lottery, all submitted names will be randomly pulled to fill the remaining available spaces and to generate a waiting list. Students will remain on the waitlist for one school year only.
If the space available exceeds the number of interested families, (i.e. 30 spaces available and 10 families apply) those families will be contacted to complete the enrollment process within the appropriate timeline.
Is there transportation?
Before making your selection, please note that transportation is not provided for Affiliated Charter schools
Students with disabilities enrolling in an Affiliated Charter School will have access to transportation if the student’s IEP requires transportation.
Under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), foster youth in out-of-home care, as defined, and youth experiencing homelessness have the right to receive transportation to and from their school of origin. Please contact Student Support Programs at (213) 2413840 for more information and/or assistance.
Who can I contact for more information?
Please contact the specific Affiliated Charter School about the instructional program, goals, and public random lottery process. Please contact the Charter Schools Division for other inquiries at (213) 241-0399.
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