What is the process for enrollment?
Everest Value School is a LAUSD Charter school, open to anyone of school-going age, and for new incoming students, applications for admission are decided by lottery draw. You can apply year-round, but a spot at Everest Value School is not guaranteed.
When is the lottery?
The first public lottery will be held on April 1st, 2014 at 6:30pm in Downtown Value School, Room 6. From that point on, there will be lottery enrollments on the first Tuesday of the every month, until all the available spaces are filled. A waitlist will form in the order the applications are received. Spots are not guaranteed, but you do not have to be present for the drawing to be accepted to the school.
Who is present at the lottery?
The principal of Everest Value School leads the drawing, and is assisted by an Administrative Assistant. Anyone who is interested is welcome and encouraged to attend.
After filling out the application, when will I know if my child has been selected to attend Everest Value School?
You may participate in the lottery drawing, and you will also receive a letter from Everest Value School acknowledging you have been accepted within two weeks.
Is there a waiting list?
At this point, there is no waiting list! If all available spots are filled, a waitlist will be created in the order of applications received.
Do I have a better chance of getting in if I apply more than once?
No. Applying more than once does not provide you with a better chance of being accepted to Everest Value School.
Does anyone get priority in the drawing?
Yes. Priority is given to those applications that have siblings already enrolled, and to those applications who have staff working at Everest Value School.
My child has special needs. Do I need to let you know that before applying?
Absolutely not! Simply apply, and once you are accepted you will be asked to provide your child's IEP file and Everest Value School will make the appropriate accommodations.
If we are accepted to Everest Value School, what can my incoming kindergartener expect?
Everest Value School employs an evaluation for incoming kindergarten students. Parents and students alike will have ample time to meet staff and participate in a parent and student orientations. More information about these orientations will be provided at the lottery drawings.
If you have questions you can contact Everest Value School's Principal, Christopher W. Medinger by email.
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