New L.A. Charter Schools Accepting Students

Good news for families in Los Angeles: numerous charter schools have recently opened and are still accepting students. Check out the partial list below and please reach out to any of these schools to learn more about them and find out which one is right for your child.

Collegiate Charter High School of Los Angeles (Enrolling Grade 9) 312 N. Record Ave. L.A., CA 90063 http://www.collegiatecharterhighschooloflosangeles.org/ (310) 210-1348

City High School (Enrolling Grade 9) 11625 W. Pico Blvd. L.A., CA 90064 http://www.citycharterschool.org/ (310) 273-2489

YPI Valley Charter High School (Bert Corona High School) (Enrolling Grade 9) 9400 Remick Ave. Pacoima, CA 91344 http://ypics.org/bert-corona-high-school/ (818) 834-5805

University Prep Value High School (Enrolling Grade 9) 700 Wilshire Blvd., 4th Floor L.A., CA 90017 http://www.valueschools.com/our-campuses/university-prep-value-high-school (213) 335-3730

USC East College Prep (Enrolling Grade 9) 3825 N. Mission Rd. Lincoln Heights, CA 90031 http://www.ednovate.org/about-east/ (323) 285-1441

Renaissance Arts Academy (Enrolling Grades K-12) 1800 Colorado Blvd. L.A., CA 90041 http://www.renarts.org/ (323) 259-5700

Alliance College-Ready Middle Academy #10 (Enrolling Grades 6-8) 2941 West 70th St. L.A., CA 90043 http://www.crma7.org/ (323) 920-4388

Alliance College-Ready Academy #21 (Enrolling Grade 6) 8926 Sunland Blvd. Sunland, CA 91352 http://www.laalliance.org/schools/sunvalley/ (213) 220-0451

Resolute Academy (Enrolling Grades 5-6) 1265 E. 112th St. L.A., CA 90059 <www.resoluteacademy.org/> (323) 559-6318

Public Policy Charter School (Enrolling Grades 5-6) 1701 Browning Blvd. L.A., CA 90062 http://www.publicpolicycharterschool.org/ (323) 205-7920

Summit Preparatory Charter School (Enrolling Grades 4-5) 5100 S. Broadway Ave. L.A., CA 90037 http://www.summitprep.org/ (323) 642-8806

Libertas College Preparatory Charter School (Enrolling Grades 4-5) 3875 Dublin Ave. L.A., CA 90008 http://www.libertascollegeprep.org/ (310) 902-6808 

Valiente College Preparatory Charter School (Enrolling Grades 4-5) 8691 California Ave. South Gate, CA 90280 http://www.valientecollegeprep.org/ (323) 744-2107

Fenton STEM Academy (Enrolling Grades 3-5) 8926 Sunland Blvd. Sun Valley, CA 91352 http://fentonacademy12230111.webflow.io/ (866) 522-5226

Fenton Academy for Social and Emotional Learning (Enrolling Grades K-2) 8926 Sunland Blvd. Sun Valley, CA 91352

KIPP Promesa Prep (Enrolling Kindergarten) 207 S. Dacotah Street L.A., CA 90063 http://www.kippla.org/promesa (323) 486-6400

KIPP Ignite (Enrolling Kindergarten) 8300 Central Ave. L.A., CA 90008 http://www.kippla.org/ignite/ (323) 486-6402

Equitas Academy #3 2723 W. 8th St. L.A., CA 90005 http://www.equitasacademy.org/ (213) 201-0440

Families Hit the Capitol at CCSA Advocacy Day

More than 500 people, including many charter school parents and students, represented the charter school movement at CCSA’s annual Advocacy Day in Sacramento this week. In one-on-one meetings with legislators, families shared their experiences at charter school and urged legislators to support bills that will help charters thrive, and to oppose efforts to rob charters of their autonomy. Congratulations and thank you to the many charter families who shared their voices inside the halls of the Capitol!

Parents Help Push Charter Bills Forward

Congratulations and thank you to all of the charter school families who contacted your state representatives, urging them to support two new legislative bills that support charter school facilities and blended learning programs. Both AB 1198 (Dababneh) and AB 1426 (Levine) recently passed out of the Assembly Education Committee and will move forward in the legislative process. The charter community will continue to rally around legislation like this that will enrich the educational experience of the more than 550,000 California charter students.

Parent Power in Action!

Last Friday was a great demonstration of charter school parent power. More than 200 charter families gathered in Richmond to call on Assemblyman Tony Thurmond and all legislators to oppose anti-charter bills that will take away charter schools’ independence and make it easier to deny charters.

If you haven’t shared your voice on this important legislation, please take just a couple of minutes right now!

Send an email to lawmakers TODAY urging their NO VOTE on 2 anti-charter bills – SB 322 (Leno) related to charter school expulsion, suspension and admission policies and SB 329 (Mendoza) which will allow school authorizers to deny charter petitions if they might have a negative financial impact on the school district.

Send an email to lawmakers TODAY urging their AYE VOTE on CCSA’s 3 sponsored bills – AB 1198 (Dababneh) which will allow charter schools to save money on facilities financing costs, AB 1344 (Jones) which will help charter schools better navigate the zoning waiver request process, and AB 1426 (Levine) which creates flexibility for site based blended learning programs.

This legislation will be heard tomorrow. Your voice will make a difference!

Thank you!