Lottery Process

Grades 6-8

By law, admission at our school is open to all students wishing to attend. In the event that there are more students wishing to attend the school than there are seats available, admission will be determined via a public, random lottery, with priority given to students in the following order:

Students residing within LAUSD boundaries:

  • Siblings of currently enrolled students*
  • Pupils who reside in the Eagle Rock neighborhood
  • Children of current employees and founding parents**, not to exceed 10% of the school’s population

Students residing outside of LAUSD boundaries:

  • Siblings of currently enrolled students*
  • Children of current employees and founding parents**, not to exceed 10% of the school’s population

Verification of Preferences Indicated on Lottery Form

A verification of your priority will be done by the school staff and/or SchoolMint prior to finalizing your child’s enrollment. If your child was offered enrollment via a priority area and our school determines that your child does not actually qualify for that priority, your child will be placed at the bottom of the wait list. Your child may still be admitted off the waitlist, as qualifying for a priority is not a condition for admission.

Continuous Enrollment through 12th Grade

Once a student is enrolled, they remain enrolled through 12th grade (students will be automatically enrolled into PUC CALS Charter Early College High School for 9th grade) unless a parent/guardian releases their seat. Parents of enrolled students do not have to complete an enrollment request form every year.

Lottery Application Availability & Lottery Drawing

Our online application is available starting on Monday, October 1, 2018. The window for the lottery closes on November 30, 2018 and the lottery drawing will be held on December 6, 2018. Notifications regarding offers will be sent following the lottery and parents will have 3 business days to accept the offer through SchoolMint. Applications may still be submitted after November 30. However, those applications will not be entered into the lottery and students will be admitted (or added to the waitlist, depending on seat availability) on a first come, first served basis.

How the Wait List Works

All families of students who are not offered admission for the upcoming school year at a PUC school will remain on the wait list until (1) it is cleared at the end of the academic year for which it was drawn or (2) the parent cancels the student’s application prior to that time.

When a student is enrolled in a PUC school (once an enrollment packet has been submitted), the name of that student shall be removed from the wait list of any other PUC school on which he/she is listed. All students may apply to attend other PUC schools during the annual application period preceding the lottery. 

Offers from the Wait List

If a space should become available, families will be contacted in the order of the wait list.

  • If this offer is extended prior to school beginning, families will have 3 business days to respond whether the offer is being accepted or declined.
  • If this offer is extended once school has started, families will have 2 business days to respond whether the offer is being accepted or declined.

* The currently enrolled sibling student must also be enrolled in the 2019-2020 school year.

** A “founding parent” is an individual who has engaged in activities that have supported the opening of the school. This may be a parent who has a child who will enter the school in the founding year, in later years, or becomes a parent of a school aged child. They will have priority for enrollment in the school any subsequent year after the school has opened.

PUC CALS Charter Middle School does not charge tuition and does not discriminate against any pupil on the basis of ethnicity, national origin, gender, religion or disability.

Grades 9-12

By law, admission at our school is open to all students wishing to attend. In the event that there are more students wishing to attend the school than there are seats available, admission will be determined via a public, random lottery, with priority given to students in the following order:

  1. Students residing within LAUSD boundaries:
  • Siblings of currently enrolled students*
  • Students who reside in the Northeast Los Angeles area, including the communities of Eagle Rock, Highland Park, Glassell Park, and the Elysian Valley
  • Children of current employees, not to exceed 10% of the school’s population
  1. Students residing outside of LAUSD boundaries:
  • Siblings of currently enrolled students*
  • Children of current employees, not to exceed 10% of the school’s population

Verification of Preferences Indicated on Lottery Form

A verification of your priority will be done by the school staff and/or SchoolMint prior to finalizing your child’s enrollment. If your child was offered enrollment via a priority area and our school determines that your child does not actually qualify for that priority, your child will be placed at the bottom of the wait list. Your child may still be admitted off the waitlist, as qualifying for a priority is not a condition for admission.

Continuous Enrollment through 12th Grade

Once a student is enrolled, they remain enrolled through 12th grade unless a parent/guardian releases their seat. Parents of enrolled students do not have to complete an enrollment request form every year.

Lottery Application Availability & Lottery Drawing

Our online application is available starting on Monday, October 1, 2018. The window for the lottery closes on November 30, 2018 and the lottery drawing will be held on December 6, 2018. Notifications regarding offers will be sent following the lottery and parents will have 3 business days to accept the offer through SchoolMint. Applications may still be submitted after November 30. However, those applications will not be entered into the lottery and students will be admitted (or added to the waitlist, depending on seat availability) on a first come, first served basis.

How the Waitlist Works

All families of students who are not offered admission for the upcoming school year at a PUC school will remain on the wait list until (1) it is cleared at the end of the academic year for which it was drawn or (2) the parent cancels the student’s application prior to that time.

When a student is enrolled in a PUC school (once an enrollment packet has been submitted), the name of that student shall be removed from the wait list of any other PUC school on which he/she is listed. All students may apply to attend other PUC schools during the annual application period preceding the lottery.

Offers from the Wait List

If a space should become available, families will be contacted in the order of the wait list.

  • If this offer is extended prior to school beginning, families will have 3 business days to respond whether the offer is being accepted or declined.
  • If this offer is extended once school has started, families will have 2 business days to respond whether the offer is being accepted or declined.

* The currently enrolled sibling student must also be enrolled in the 2019-2020 school year.

PUC CALS Early College High School does not charge tuition and does not discriminate against any pupil on the basis of ethnicity, national origin, gender, religion or disability.