Are you looking for a local public high school for your child? Larchmont Charter (LC) wants to hear from you THIS WEEKEND.
LAUSD has approved Larchmont Charter to extend their charter to provide a 9-12th grade program beginning in the fall of 2012. But to apply for space on a LAUSD campus, LC needs signatures from families who are “meaningfully interested” in attending Larchmont Charter High School.
Since LAUSD grants space based on where families live, the Director of Recruitment for LC, Lara Goldstone, says that the more families who indicate interest in the high school, the greater the likelihood that LAUSD will find space located convenient to the neighborhood. LC is hoping for a Prop 39 space in the Hollywood area, but if something there does not work out they may lease a non-district space locally.
In a letter to current LC parents, LC Executive Director Brian Johnson notes that LC has “…identified the geographic area for our high school campus and contracted with Civic Enterprises, Inc. to secure a facility. Our aim is to have a high quality campus in the greater Hollywood area to serve up to 500 students by August 2013. We are seeking a number of high quality interim locations for the 2012-2013 in the same geographic area that will enable us to serve our 125 9th grade students next year in a more intimate setting.”
There are two ways to show your family’s interest in Larchmont Charter High School:
- 1) Download and complete the enrollment form and email it to [email protected]
- 2) complete the lottery form online for students entering grade 9 in the fall of 2012 at http://larchmontcharter.org/enrollment.html.
Signing the attached form means that you will consider sending your child to Larchmont Charter High School. It does not mean that you will be making a commitment to send your child there in any way.
Questions can be directed to Lara Goldstone at (213) 864-2768 or via email to [email protected]. Or meet the LC crew in person to ask your questions at the Larchmont Fair this Sunday, Oct 23. You’ll find them near the chocolate fountain.
About Julie Grist
Julie co-founded the Larchmont Buzz with fellow buzzer Mary Hawley in 2011 and served as Editor, Publisher and writer for the hive for many years until the sale of the Buzz in August 2015. She is still circling the hive as an occasional writer.