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Why CalCreative...

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Your child is one of a kind, so are we.

 

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We offer a challenging, inquiry based, innovative arts-integrated curriculum.

 

 

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Empathy is at the heart of our community.

 

 

 

Learn More

If you would like to learn more please use this form to ask questions. We would love to hear from you!

Schedule A Tour

We offer in-person school tours for prospective students and families.

Please click here to RSVP for a tour. We look forward to sharing with you!

Tour dates by campus

Eagle Rock Campus

TK – 1st grades

 

  • Thursday, May 2nd – 8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
  • Thursday, May 30th – 8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
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Media Center Campus

2nd – 8th grades

 

  • Thursday, May 2nd – 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
  • Thursday, May 30th – 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Apply for Next Year (2024-25)

To apply for the next school year, fill out our Click here for the Online Lottery Application Form

If you need a hardcopy form, please pick one up from our offices.

 

Apply for the Current Year (2023-24)

There is still time to enroll for certain grades for the current 2023-24 school year.  Fill out a Click here for the Current School Year Enrollment Interest Form. Our office team will reach out to you with information on how to apply.

 

Public Random Drawing/Lottery Information

Our Public Random Drawing (Lottery) will be held on March 5, 2024.

If you apply after our lottery, you will be automatically added onto the waitlist.

 

Public Random Drawing (PRD) Priorities

Students residing within LAUSD boundaries in this order:

  1. Siblings of currently enrolled students
  2. Children of school teachers, staff, and California Creative Learning Academy & California Creative Learning Academy Middle School Board of Directors who reside or work in the territorial jurisdiction of California Creative Learning Academy; (up to 10% of enrollment capacity);
  3. Students eligible for the National Free & Reduced Lunch Program;
  4. Students who are currently enrolled in or who reside in the elementary school attendance area of the Public elementary school(s) in which California Creative Learning Academy & California Creative Learning Academy Middle School is located (for purposes of the Charter School Facility Grant Program). We are currently residing in the attendance area of Glassell Park Elementary. Click here to check if this is your local school.
  5. Students residing outside of LAUSD boundaries in this order: Siblings of currently enrolled students
  6. Children of school teachers, staff, and California Creative Learning Academy Board of Directors (up to 10% of enrollment capacity);

PRD/Enrollment/Waitlist FAQ

Q: When will the Public Random Drawing (PRD) be held?

A: March 4, 2024 at 3:00pm

Q: When is the deadline to submit an application to be part of the PRD for the upcoming school year?
A: March 1, 2024

Q: Do I need to apply online or can I fill out a paper PRD form?
A: Yes, you can fill out a paper form. They are available at our school location. Office hours are listed here.

Q: I have a child who is currently enrolled at California Creative Learning Academy & California Creative Learning Academy Middle School, do I need to reapply again for the upcoming school year?
A: No, you do not need to reapply. You will need to fill out an intent to return form that will be sent you in March. 

If your child is a 5th grader who is going to our Middle School you will need to apply for the Middle School Lottery.

Q: I have a child who is currently enrolled at California Creative Learning Academy & California Creative Learning Academy Middle School and their sibling will be starting school next year. Do I need to apply for their sibling?
A: Yes, you must apply and you can select the sibling priority.

Q: Does California Creative Learning Academy & California Creative Learning Academy Middle School give priorities to certain demographics?
A: Yes, see list below. Please indicate if you are eligible for one of these priority when you apply.

Q: What are my chances of getting an enrollment spot?
A: We wish we could offer spots to all students that apply, however each year we get more applications than the amount of open spots we have available. That being said we do move through our waitlist and continue to offer sports throughout the Summer and early Fall.

Q: When will I find out if I received a spot?


A: The enrollment process will begin shortly after the lottery has been conducted. We will continue offering spots as they become available.

 

Q: If I am offered a spot, how long do I have to accept?

A: You will be contacted by CalCreative if you have received a spot. A deadline will be given to you when you receive your offer. Note: if you applied under either the Free and Reduced Lunch Program or Glassell Park Elementary school lottery preference level, validation of information is required prior to being admitted. You will be asked to sign up for an appointment to bring in documents to validate your information.

 

Q: Will I get to tour the school before enrolling?

A: Yes, we will be holding school tours for enrolling families who were not able to tour prior to the lottery. We will also have a new family orientation prior to the first day of school. You can also go to our Instagram or Facebook pages @calcreativetoday for a behind the scenes look at our school and community.

 

Q: As spots are being filled, how can I follow up on where I am on the waitlist? 


A: You can view your waitlist number using a private link that will be provided to you by email.

 

Q: What is the Enrollment Process?

A: Once you accept your spot you will be sent a link to our enrollment site with a deadline for completion.  If you do not have access to the Internet, please contact the front office (323-539-2810) for a hardcopy of the enrollment packet. 

 

Q: If I have two or more children in the lottery do the others get a preference if their sibling gets in?

We do not offer a sibling preference to families unless the sibling is already enrolled at the school before the lottery.



Check Out Our Campuses

Click here to view videos of our school campuses.

Transitional Kindergarten Information

Our school currently offers a Transitional Kindergarten program for students that are turning 5 years old between September 2nd – June 2nd. If your child’s birthday falls within these dates you can apply for the upcoming lottery.

Enrollment And Public Random Drawing

Under California state law, enrollment to California Creative Learning Academy & California Creative Learning Academy Middle School is governed by a Public Random Drawing (PRD). In early Spring, we conduct our PRD for admission to the school for the following academic year. In order to be part of the PRD, a family must complete the short PRD application form and submit it to the school before the deadline. Each completed application will be assigned a number, and during the PRD, numbers will be drawn at random.

Typically, California Creative Learning Academy & California Creative Learning Academy Middle School receives applications in excess of the number of spaces available. Those students who do not get picked in the PRD for the spaces available will be placed on a waiting list. Students on the waiting list may be invited to join CalCreative at any point during the school year if space becomes available. If the student is not admitted by the time of the PRD for the following school year, they must re-submit an application to be considered for admittance.


Admission is open to any resident of the state of California. California Creative Learning Academy will not charge students tuition and shall not discriminate on the basis of the characteristics listed in Education Code Section 220 (actual or perceived disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, nationality, 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, including immigration status, or association with an individual who has any of the aforementioned characteristics). Admission to CalCreative is based on a lottery. To be eligible for selection in the lottery, this application form must be complete, accurate and received by March 1, 2024 @ 4:00 p.m. Applications received after this date will not be entered in our lottery, they will be placed on the waitlist.

If you have questions about our public random drawing please reach out to our Office Coordinator, Sabra Kirkland (sabra@calcreative.org).

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