Admissions

“We have learned to be citizens of the world,
members of the human community.”
Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Fourth Inaugural Address, January 20, 1945.

CWC Silver Lake held its 2014-15 Admissions Lottery on Thursday, March 27th.  We are so excited to welcome new families into our CWCSL community!

For the 2014-15 school year, there are:

  • 68 open spaces in Kindergarten
  • 3 open spaces in 1st grade
  • 1 open space in 2nd grade
  • 2 open spaces in 3rd grade
  • 1 open space in 4th grade
  • 1 open space in 5th grade

Notification regarding admissions will be sent via email, mail or phone to all applicants alerting them of their enrollment or waiting list status.  We will accept families in the order of their waitlist number.  (FYI, there is typically a lot of movement in the waitlist so don’t be disheartened if you have a high number.)  We will contact people as space becomes available and periodically post on the website where we are on the waitlist.

Below is an enrollment timeline for your information.

Enrollment Timeline

Date Steps in Enrollment Process
Thursday, March 27 CWCSL Lottery, initial seats offered to accepted families.  Ordered waitlist established.  All applicants – accepted and wait listed – will be emailed or called with their status within one week.
Monday, April 7th at 10:30 a.m.  Optional morning tour/meet and greet only for those families offered spots on the night of the lottery who have NOT already attended a school day tour.  Tour takes place at CWCSL South Campus:
5620 De Longpre Ave., 90028
Friday, April 11th at 10:30 a.m. Optional morning tour/meet and greet only for those families offered enrollment spots who have NOT already attended a school day tour.  Tour takes place at CWCSL South Campus:
5620 De Longpre Ave., 90028
Monday, April 14th Deadline to accept or decline first round of offered seats (accepted seats only confirmed upon receipt of a completed enrollment packet that can be brought to our office in-person or sent via snail mail to CWC)
Friday, June 13th at 10:00 a.m. New Family Orientation at CWCSL South Campus: 5620 De Longpre Ave., 90028
Tuesday, July 1 and on As seats become available, CWC will continue to contact applicants in the order of the waitlist.  From the day you are notified of an available seat for your child, you will be given no more than 48-hours to accept (by turning in a completed enrollment packet) –OR- decline that seat before we release that seat to the next person on the waitlist.
Friday, August 1 and on As seats become available, CWC will continue to contact applicants in the order of the waitlist.  From the day you are notified of an available seat for your child, you will be given no more than 24-hours to accept (by turning in a completed enrollment packet) –OR- decline that seat before we release that seat to the next person on the waitlist.
Tuesday, August 26 First Day of School!

Admissions Information

Thank you for your interest in Citizens of the World Charter School Silver Lake! The admissions process for CWC Silver Lake/Echo Park is detailed below. The information packet link below will also provide an overview of our model, answer frequently asked questions and share the biographies of our founder, board and staff.

All our charter schools are public, tuition-free, and non-religious. Enrollment in the school shall be open to any resident of the state of California. No person shall be subject to discrimination on the basis of sex, gender, sexual orientation, ethnic group identification, race, color, ancestry, national origin, religion, or disability.

Prospective Applicants

Admissions Process

Step 1: Touring Our School

Prospective parents are invited to join one of our guided, group tours or info sessions. While definitely not required in order to apply to the school, taking the tour will allow you to see our classrooms and hear from our principal, teachers, and parents about our school program.

THERE ARE NO MORE UPCOMING TOURS FOR THE 2014-15 SCHOOL YEAR

The entrance to Citizens of the World Charter School Silver Lake

Step 2: Applying to CWC Silver Lake/Echo Park

In order to enter the Citizens of the World Charter School Silver Lake pool of applicants, you must submit an application in person, so APPLY NOW!

Paper copies are available for pick up in the CWCSL office.

Email: admissions@cwcsilverlake.org
Fax:  323-372-3847
Mail the completed forms to:
Citizens of the World Charter School – Silver Lake
5620 De Longpre Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90028

Step 3: Lottery

Here is how the lottery works:
If the number of students who wish to attend CWCSL exceeds the school’s capacity, except for the existing students of CWCSL, enrollment shall be determined by random public drawing (also known as a lottery) in accordance with Education Code §47605(d)(2).

Siblings of continuing students and children of founding parents (not to exceed 10% of CWCSL’s enrollment) are given preference in the lottery. Additionally, there is a preference for applicants residing within LAUSD boundaries. CWC does have an interest in adding a preference for free and reduced lunch eligible families and, if approved, will add this preference at the time of the lottery.

Please note that if you are extended an offer for enrollment through one of the preference above, you will need to provide supporting documentation in the enrollment packet to accept the enrollment offer. A verification of this will be done prior to finalizing your child’s enrollment.

If your child was offered enrollment via a preference and CWCSL deems that the child does not qualify, your child will be placed on the waiting list.

Within one week of the lottery, letters will be mailed to those families receiving an offer of a space at CWCSL. Those families will have approximately 2 weeks to respond and accept or turn down the space offered. Any spaces that become available will be offered to the next family on the waiting list until the class is full. Be advised that the time to respond and accept or turn down a space offered ranges from 2 weeks for the first round of accepted applicants (immediately after the lottery) and reduces to 72 hours for subsequent rounds and then 24 hours when the start of school approaches (after August 1st).

Lottery Date:
The public lottery will take place Thursday, March 27, 2014 at 4:00 pm. It will be held at The Assistance League, 5620 De Longpre Ave in the gymnasium.

Other Important Information

What is the minimum age for admittance to kindergarten in California?

According to the California Department of Education, the Kindergarten Readiness Act of 2010 (SB 1381) changes the required birthday for admission to Kindergarten.

A child needs to be five (5) by:

• September 1, 2014, for entry into Kindergarten in the fall of 2014 and each school year thereafter.

CWC will adhere to these state guidelines in all situations. CWCSL will accommodate students qualifying for transitional kindergarten. Students must turn 5 between Sept. 2nd and Dec. 1st 2014 to qualify.

Enrollment for other CWC Schools:

Please note that Citizens of the World Charter – Silver Lake/Echo Park (CWCSL) and other Citizens of the World Charter Schools at other locations are separate, though related, schools. In order to be a part of the CWC Silver Lake applicant pool you MUST apply to CWCSL. Families are welcome to apply to multiple schools, but must follow the separate processes to do so.