Enrollment Process

  • WISH is nonsectarian in its programs, admission policies, employment practices, and all other operations.
  • WISH does not charge tuition.
  • WISH does not discriminate against any student on the basis of disability, gender, nationality, race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, association with a person or group with one or more of the above actual or any other characteristic that is contained in the definition of hate crimes set forth in Section 422.55 of the Penal code.
  • Admission to WISH is open to any resident of California that is of legal age to attend public school.
  • WISH does not require any pupil to attend the charter school.
  • WISH will comply with minimum age laws for public schools and not enroll pupils over 19 years of age unless continuously enrolled in public school and making satisfactory progress toward high school diploma requirements and are not more than 22 years of age.
  • WISH is open to all students residing in California that wish to attend the school, as outlined in Education Code § 47605 (d)(2)(A). WISH will adhere to the provisions of the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act and ensure that each child of a homeless individual and each homeless youth has equal access to the same free, appropriate public education as provided to other children and youths.

 

Enrollment Requirements

As a charter school, WISH is a public school of choice. As called for in California Education Code 47605, all students in the Los Angeles Unified School District and all other districts in the State of California are eligible to attend.  In order to achieve WISH's goal of a student community that mirrors the racial and economic diversity of our community, it intends to conduct an intensive recruitment process that reaches out to all families.

The school does not charge tuition and does not discriminate against any pupil on the basis of ethnicity, national origin, gender, religion or disability.  WISH is open to all residents of California and welcomes all students.

Reminders

  • Birthday Cutoff Date:
    For the 2014-2015 academic year, Kindergarten applicants must be five years old by September 1, 2014 and Transitional Kindergarten applicants must be five years old by December 2, 2014.
  • Lottery: A lottery is held if there are more applicants than seats. See here for lottery process details.
  • Enrollment Form: Parents complete and submit a student enrollment form after being accepted through the lottery process. 
  • Orientation Meeting: Parents are encouraged to attend a school orientation meeting in order to understand the school's mission, goals, and policies.
  • Parent Handbook and Contract: Upon admission to the school, parents are asked to read the WISH Parent Handbook to further understand the school's mission, goals, and policies. Parents are encouraged to actively support the school through volunteering.  Download the Parent Handbook as a PDF document.