2024-2025 ENROLLMENT & LOTTERY
VISTA CHARTER MIDDLE SCHOOL
2024-2025 OPEN ENROLLMENT
2024-2025 OPEN ENROLLMENT WINDOW November 1, 2023 - January 12, 2024
The last date to submit a Letter of Intent (Lottery Form) is: 1/12/2024
Lottery Date: January 16, 2024, at 3:00 PM
Lottery Location: Main Office of Vista Charter Middle School
2900 West Temple Street, Los Angeles, CA 90026
We invite you to submit a Student Lottery Application Form to enroll your child in the 2024-2025 School Year. All forms must be received from November 1st, 2023 - January 12th, 2024, by 4:00 PM, in order for your child to be entered into the lottery. The form may be submitted either online, in person, or via the US Postal Service with the above-mentioned stamped date. For all of the above options, parents/guardians should keep the receipt or a copy of the confirmation email until the lottery day.
The form may be brought or mailed to:
Daniel Sommer, Principal
Vista Charter Middle School
2900 West Temple Street
Los Angeles, CA 90026
All 6th, 7th and 8th grades’ new students:
Parents/guardians may complete a Numbered Lottery Application during the above-mentioned enrollment window
Incoming 6th-grade students:
If on January 12, 2024, less than 140 letters of intent are received, parents/guardians will be notified of their child’s acceptance and invited to fill out an enrollment packet.
If on January 12, 2024, more than 140 letters of Intent are received, an enrollment lottery will be held on January 16, 2024, at 3:00 PM in the Commons of the school. This process will randomly select 140 students to be enrolled. Students not selected for the first 140 seats will be placed on a waiting list and will be contacted for enrollment if and when any seats become available.
Incoming 7th and 8th-grade students:
If on January 12, 2024, the combined number of previously enrolled students and new lottery forms is less than 140, parents/guardians of new students will be notified of their child’s acceptance and invited to fill out an enrollment packet.
If on January 12, 2024, the combined number of previously enrolled students and letters of intent are more than 140 at each grade level, an enrollment lottery for incoming students will be held on January 16, 2024, at 3:00 PM in the Commons of the school. This process will randomly select students to be enrolled to fill the remaining open seats after previously enrolled students are confirmed.
Students who are currently enrolled are exempted from the lottery. Charter School offers the following enrollment priority in the lottery:
- Residents of LAUSD
- Siblings of admitted students, to help families and build community at the site
- Children of teachers and staff (up to a cap of 10% of enrollment) to benefit our hard-working teachers and staff.
- Students who reside in the elementary school attendance area where Vista MS is located, for purposes of SB 740 funding.
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Students not selected for the remaining seats will be placed on a waiting list and will be contacted for enrollment if and when any seats become available.
Please contact Dr. Don Wilson, Superintendent, to address any questions at (310) 428-0539 or [email protected] or contact the school office at (213) 201 -4000
Vista Charter Public Schools do not charge tuition, are non-sectarian in admission policies, programs, and all other operations, and do not discriminate against any student, parent, community member, or employee on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, or disability. Vista Charter Public Schools are schools of choice, and parents may choose to send their children to a different school in the area.
Parents can obtain additional information regarding enrollment procedures by contacting our authorizer
Los Angeles School Unified District
Charter Schools Division
333 S. Beaudry Ave.
Los Angeles, Ca 90017
Main Office: (213) 241-0399 - Fax: (213) 241-2054
LAUSD Main Number:(213) 241-1000
If you have questions regarding charter schools enrollment process, please contact the Charter Schools Division by phone at 916-322-6029 or via email at [email protected]
EDUCATION CODE SECTION 47605(D)(4) COMPLIANCE
Information for Parents:
Charter schools are not allowed to discourage a pupil from enrolling or seeking to enroll in a charter school because the pupil exhibits any characteristics such as students with disabilities, academically low-achieving, English learners, neglected or delinquent, homeless, socially economically disadvantaged, foster youth, or based on nationality, race, ethnicity, or sexual orientation. Please review the information on the Charter School Complaint Notice web page at the following link.
You can download a copy of the complaint form and notice from HERE.
Don Wilson Ed.D.
Vista Charter Public schools