For questions about the enrollment process, please contact our Community Coordinator at email@example.com
WHAT IS APPLYLA?
Families in Los Angeles have many choices when it comes to finding the right school for their child. In addition to district options (neighborhood schools, magnets, zones of choice, etc.), there are approximately 300 different independent charter public schools across LA . These charter public schools offer a variety of educational options for families, such as a focus on college preparation, STEM, the arts, career pathways, and dual language, to name a few.
With so many choices, the process for finding and enrolling in public schools should be simple. However, the current process for selecting and enrolling in public schools is very complicated, with separate applications, different deadlines, and a lack of common information about school options. The process is not working for Los Angeles families.
Parents, school leaders, and community partners are coming together to create something better: ApplyLA, a single, common sense system that makes it easy for families to understand and apply to charter public schools in Los Angeles . ApplyLA is piloting in the 2018-19 school year, beginning with 31 charter public schools and adding more schools each year. Families can create an account on ApplyLA.org and apply to multiple charter public schools with a single application. They can manage application deadlines, see the status of their applications, and accept offers in a single system. The platform is mobile-friendly and available in English, Spanish and Korean.
WHICH SCHOOLS ARE PARTICIPATING IN APPLYLA?
We know the need for a simpler enrollment system for all public schools in Los Angeles is urgent. LA Unified is taking steps to simplify the enrollment process for district choice options through its Unified Enrollment initiative. However, LA Unified is not including charter public schools in this initiative. With nearly 300 charter options across the city, families need a better system for understanding and applying to these choice options as well. ApplyLA is a complementary initiative to LAUSD’s Unified Enrollment system that simplifies the enrollment process for charter public schools in Los Angeles.
ApplyLA Support Resources
ApplyLA Family Support Hotline: 877-877-5057
The Apply Family Support Hotline is available to families to answer all questions regarding ApplyLA, the application process and basic school information. Hotline agents are trained on and have access to SchoolMint allowing them to support families step-by-step through the online application process, to apply on a families behalf, to look up and edit previously submitted application information and to check application status.
SchoolMint Support: firstname.lastname@example.org
SchoolMint Support is available to school staff to answer any and all questions about the functionality of SchoolMint and to troubleshoot any technical issues that arise. You can also access support articles and reach out directly to SchoolMint Support by clicking on the big “Support” button at the bottom left of the screen when logged in.
ApplyLA Support: email@example.com
ApplyLA Support is available to anyone who is unable to get their issue resolved or question answered from the above methods. ApplyLA Support is your go-to for ApplyLA policy and protocol questions.