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?
If there are more student applications than available spaces within a given grade level, a lottery will be held 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?
Yes. As soon as all available spots are filled, families are placed on the waiting list in the order they were selected during the lottery drawing.

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?
Siblings of students currently enrolled in Everest Value School and students related to Everest Value School staff have priority on the waitlist and will be offered a space before other applicants during the lottery.  However, siblings of students currently enrolled who apply after the lottery is held will be placed at the end of the waiting list after non-siblings.

Registration

Before a student attends the school for the first time, a Registration Form must be completed for that student to complete the admissions process. The school secretary notifies those selected for admission, in the order of their lottery draw. If the secretary is unable to reach a parent directly, the secretary will leave a message asking the parent to call for an appointment. If the parent fails to respond within two business days, that student loses his/her place and is moved to the end of the waiting list.

At the time of the contact an appointment is scheduled for the parent to complete the Registration Form. If the parent fails to keep the appointment and does not reschedule, that student loses his/her place and is moved to the end of the waiting list. Appropriate accommodations are made for parents/guardians who cannot attend an appointment, including submitting the Registration Form by mail.

As noted in “Admissions Process” above, attendance at the lottery is not required for admission to the Charter School. Parents may contact the Charter School main office to learn the outcome of their child’s lottery application, i.e., admission or place on a waiting list.

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 we are accepted, how do we receive a uniform?
Free uniforms will be sized on a date to be determined after the lottery, and students will receive them prior to the beginning of school.

If you have questions you can contact Everest Value School's Principal, Christopher W. Medinger by email.

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950 West Washington Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90015
Phone: (213) 748-8868
Fax: (213) 742-6684
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668 South Catalina St.
Los Angeles, CA 90005
Phone: (213) 487-7736
Fax: (213) 487-7745
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221 North Westmoreland Ave.
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Phone: (213) 471-4686
Fax: (213) 385-5127
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