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Student Enrollment Process

TEACH Public Schools are tuition-free, open-enrollment, college-preparatory public charter schools. Students are accepted regardless of background, academic record, or special education eligibility on a first-come, first-served basis. If more students apply than spaces are available, students are admitted by lottery.

For the 2019-2020 School Year, TEACH Public Schools will operate three schools in the following grades:

  • TEACH Preparatory Elementary School
      • Serving Grades Transitional Kindergarten (TK) – 2nd Grade
      • Address: 8505 S. Western Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90047
      • Phone #: 323-872-0708
  • TEACH Academy of Technologies
      • Serving Grades 5th – 6th
      • Address: 10045 S. Western Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90047
      • Serving Grades 7th – 8th
      • Address: 10000 S. Western Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90047
      • Phone #: 323-872-0809
  • TEACH Tech Charter High School
      • Serving Grades 9th – 12th  
      • Address: 10616 S. Western Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90047
      • Phone #: 323-872-0707 

Enrollment

TEACH Public Schools are open to all students in California. Admission will be granted to students whose names are drawn in the lottery to be held the first week of March 2020 at 1846 W. Imperial Hwy. Los Angeles, CA 90047. All other applicants will be placed on a waiting list in the order their names are drawn. The waiting list will not carry over from year to year. Students who do not attend the school must fill out a new application in future years. If you have questions or need assistance completing an application, please call 323-872-0808.

TEACH Public Schools do not require a parent/legal guardian/student to provide information regarding a student’s disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, nationality, legal or economic status, primary language or English Learner status, race or ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic that is contained in the definition of hate crimes set forth in section 422.55 of the Penal Code, or any other information that would violate federal or state law, prior to admission, participation in any admissions or attendance lottery, or pre-enrollment event or process, or as a condition of admission or enrollment.

TEACH Public Schools do not request or require submission of a student’s IEP, 504 Plan, or any other record or related information prior to admission, participation in any admissions or attendance lottery, or pre-enrollment event or process, or as a condition of admission or enrollment.

Lottery Applications for 2020-2021

The application for the 2020-2021 school year will be made available both online (via SchoolMint) and in paper beginning November 1st, 2019.  The open-enrollment window for lottery consideration will be held until February 26th, 2021. Our TEACH Public Schools lottery will take place on March 12, 2021, at 1 pm (in-person attendance is not required as you will be contacted via phone and/or email with your updated intent to enroll update). However, this does not obligate your child to attend the TEACH schools of your choice, nor does it guarantee admission.

Each child can only have one application per school in the lottery. Duplicate forms are not allowed and will not be included in the lottery. The lottery is not based on when you apply or how many forms are completed. Admission priority will first be given to siblings of currently enrolled students and to Children of teachers and staff (up to a cap of 10% of enrollment); further admissions priority will be given to students who live within the boundaries of the Los Angeles Unified School District.

Please note the following information regarding Transitional Kindergarten and Kindergarten age requirements:

Transitional Kindergarten: Transitional Kindergarten is the first year of a two-year kindergarten program that uses a modified kindergarten curriculum that is age and developmentally appropriate. Children must be 5 years old between September 2nd and December 2nd in 2020 to qualify for Transitional Kindergarten for the 2020-2021 school year.

Kindergarten: Children 5 years old on or before September 1st in 2020 will qualify for Kindergarten for the 2020-2021 school year.

Please see the Frequently Asked Questions section for more information.

For further information, please contact us by email at admissions@teachps.org  or by phone at 323-872-0808 and speak with our Family Support Coordinator, Mr. Luis Ramirez, or our Director of Community Relations & Special Projects, Mr. Frank Williams.