Equitas Academy Charter 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 2017-2018 School Year, Equitas Academy will operate four schools in the following grades:
Serving Grades Transitional Kindergarten – 4th Grade
Serving Grades 5th – 8th Grade
Serving Grades Transitional Kindergarten – 2nd Grade and “growing up” each year until 4th Grade
Serving Grade 5 and “growing up” each year until 8th Grade
*Equitas Academy #3 is in the process of developing a facility on the intersection of 11th and Beacon St. in Pico-Union and anticipates moving to this location for the 2017-2018 school year. Equitas Academy #4 would also be founded in this school-site.
Equitas Academy Charter 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 2017 at 1700 W Pico Blvd, Los Angeles CA 90015. 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 (213) 201-0440.
Equitas Academy 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.
Equitas Academy 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.
The application for the 2017-2018 school year will be made available both online and in paper beginning October 1st, 2016. The open-enrollment window for lottery consideration will be held until March 1st, 2017.
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 2017 to qualify for Transitional Kindergarten for the 2017-2018 school year.
Kindergarten: Children must be 5 years old on or before September 1st in 2017 to qualify for Kindergarten for the 2017-2018 school year.
Please see the Frequently Asked Questions section for more information.
For further information, please contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (213) 201-0440.