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For children who reside within the Encino Charter attendance boundaries, enrollment packets will be available on April 3, 2013. For resident enrollment you must provide an acceptable verification of address. We take address verification very seriously. Please note that using an address that is not your residence is fraud.
Encino Charter Elementary Lottery Information
If you live outside the attendance boundaries of Encino Charter Elementary, you may apply to the charter lottery to enter the school. Admission is not guaranteed.
The following is information for the charter lottery to be held for students entering the 2013-14 school year:
The completed application must be received at the Encino Charter Elementary School office by the deadline listed below to be considered in the lottery.
LOTTERY APPLICATIONS AVAILABLE
at Encino Charter Elementary
February 15, 2013
COMPLETED APPLICATIONS DUE TO SCHOOL OFFICE
May 3, 2013
MAY 13, 2013
8:45 AM in the Encino Auditorium
Lottery applicants are strongly encouraged to hand-deliver their completed applications to the front office during its normal business hours. (8:00a.m. to 4:00 p.m. – Monday-Friday). Fully completed applications meeting the lottery deadlines will be date stamped when received. Parents of students with applications in the lottery may observe the lottery process in person. Charter lottery applications only will be used to fill grade level specific openings at Encino Charter Elementary. On the day of the lottery drawing a priority waiting list will be established by grade level. Being on the waiting list does not guarantee admittance to Encino Charter Elementary. The number of available seats in each grade level may not be determined until late July or after the opening of the school year in August. Once the number of seats is determined, enrollment offers will be made. Seats may not be available at all grade levels. Applicants chosen for enrollment will be notified by phone or email of their selection. Offers must be accepted within three days and the enrollment packet must be returned within one week of the phone call offer to secure enrollment at Encino Charter Elementary.
LAUSD Frequently Asked Questions:
How can I find out which is the neighborhood school for my home?
Every residential street address in the LAUSD is within the attendance boundaries of an elementary school, a middle school and a high school. You can obtain the names, addresses and phone numbers of those schools on-line (www.lausd.net) through our School Finder. If you have problems, call the school locator information line at (213) 241-KIDS (241-5437).
What is the age requirement for students entering kindergarten?
For the 2013-14 school year, a child may enroll in kindergarten if he or she will turn five on or before October 1, 2013.
How do I enroll my child?
After determining your school of residence, register your child at the school. You must show proof of the child's age (birth certificate, baptismal certificate, passport, etc.) and proof of residence address, such as a utility bill.
What immunizations does my child need?
LAUSD and Los Angeles County Health Department regulations require that complete health and immunization records for incoming kindergartners and students new to the district must be presented in written form and authorized or signed by a public health clinic, health care provider or private doctor before a student can begin attending classes. The health records should be brought when parents come to pre-register their children for the new school year. There is no grace period: all immunizations must be up to date before a youngster can attend school. For additional details, see the LAUSD immunization requirements. Parents with additional questions may contact the school or call School Nursing Services, (213) 763-8374.
Can I enroll my child in a school other than my neighborhood school?
There are several options for enrollment in schools away from your home attendance area:
- Magnet schools and magnet centers;
- Permits With Transportation (PWT);
- Open enrollment (Note: Encino Charter does not have open enrollment at this time. See charter lottery information above.).
Other types of permits may be available in special circumstances if the desired school has available classroom seats. Such permits could include:
- Sibling permit (to enroll in a school where a brother or sister is already enrolled);
- Child care permit (to enroll in a school that serves the attendance area address where a younger student is cared for every day after school hours by a known child care agency or private organization or a verifiable child care provider);
- Intra-district and inter-district parent employment-related transfer permit (to enroll in a school that serves the attendance area address where the child's parent is regularly employed).
- For additional information on the district's Permits with Transportation and Open Enrollment programs, call (213) 241-6414.
If you would like to learn more about obtaining a permit outside the attendance area of your child's school, but still within the LAUSD, please call your child's local school.
For additional information on inter-district permits, call the district's Permits and Student Transfers Office (213) 745-1960.
How and when do I apply for enrollment in a magnet school?
Applications for magnet schools and centers and the PWT program typically are mailed to the homes of district students in December. Application brochures are also available at any LAUSD school, City of Los Angeles public libraries and some L.A. County public libraries within the LAUSD.
The application deadline is typically late January for enrollment the following fall. Parents are typically notified in April or May as to whether their children were accepted or are on a waiting list. Most children accepted for magnet schools/centers are provided with transportation.
For background information, see our fact sheets about magnet school application.
How do I obtain a copy of my LAUSD high school transcript?
If you attended an LAUSD school from 1993 to the present, see your local school. If you need transcripts prior to 1993 click this site to find out how to order transcripts.
Do you rank your schools?
The Los Angeles Unified School District does not rank its schools. However, much information about individual schools is available on this website. The Public Schools Accountability Act of 1999 created the statewide Academic Performance Index, which gives every public school in the state a rating of 1 to 10, with 10 the highest. At present, a school’s API rating is based on its performance in Stanford 9 testing. Eventually, other factors will be added to the index. School-by-school results from last Spring's testing also are available at this site. Finally, a wealth of information about individual schools, including racial/ethnic breakdowns, budget data, expenditures, class size, the number of credentialed teachers and more, is available through our School Accountability Report Card index. Links to the performance indices listed above can be found on a single page: Click here for student achievement information.
When does the Board of Education meet?
The Los Angeles City Board of Education meets on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month at 1 PM, unless announced otherwise in advance.
How do I contact my board member?
You may contact board members in writing by addressing a letter to that member at the following address:
c/o Los Angeles City Board of Education
333 S. Beaudry Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90017.
To contact all board members with the same letter, address it to Board President, at the same address and attach a cover note asking that the letter be distributed to all board members.
You may also choose to email board members by visiting the Board Secretariat site and clicking on “Board Members.”
If you do not know which member represents your school, contact the school office or the board's main offices at (213) 241-6389.
How can I sign up to speak at a board meeting?
Those who wish to speak at a board meeting must sign up in advance with the office of the Executive Officer of the board, (213) 241-7002. You must give your name, phone number, whether you are speaking for yourself or a group and whether you are “pro” or “con” on the issue. (This request helps establish a procedure allowing both sides to be heard in equal numbers.)
Deadline for signing up is usually 10 AM on the day of the meeting. By board rule, only seven speakers are allowed for an action item, so it is suggested that you call well in advance. All speakers have three minutes to address the board.
Any of the above provisions can be changed or waived by a majority vote or a consensus of board members.
How large is the district and what are its boundaries?
The Los Angeles Unified School District is the nation's second largest district, with a K-12 student enrollment of more than 746,800. Geographically, it encompasses 704 square miles, an area that includes the City of Los Angeles and all or parts of 28 other cities, as well as some unincorporated areas of Los Angeles County. For more demographic information about the district, see Fingertip Facts on this website.
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