Topics: Admissions & Enrollment

CCSA Answers: Concurrent Enrollment at a Charter Public School and Private School

Can a student be enrolled at a private school and a charter public school at the same time? Find out the answer here.

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CCSA Answers: Enrolling Concurrently in a Private and a Charter School

Question: Can a child, who is enrolled in a private Independent Studies Program, also enroll concurrently in a charter school?

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Update: Admissions and Enrollment Practices of Charter Schools

Learn more about admissions and enrollment policies for your charter school by reading CCSA’s Knowledge Brief.

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CCSA Releases New Admissions and Enrollment Knowledge Brief

Read the new Admissions and Enrollment knowledge brief.

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Interested in Knowing How Your Students Are Doing After Graduation? Learn About CalPASS!

California has a new, actionable system of data linking student performance from pre-K through 12, to college and the workplace so you can track how your students are succeeding after graduation.

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Strategic Alternatives to Suspension Workshop Part II - February 28

If your school needs assistance with strategic alternatives to suspension this is the workshop for you! Attendees will learn about SWPBIS and the LAUSD Foundation Policy, developing a Progress Monitoring Action plan and developing appropriate and strategic alternatives to suspensions that fit the culture of your charter.

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CCSA Answers: Reporting a Student's Un-enrollment from a Charter School

Question: We have a student who will no longer be attending our charter school. What is the process for reporting her un-enrollment to our chartering agency?

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Recent Study Shows "No Empirical Evidence" That Charters Push Out Students

Read the study in Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, from September 2013.

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CCSA Answers: AB 2109 and Charter Schools

Question: Does AB 2109 apply to charter schools? If yes, could you please provide more information this new law?

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CCSA Answers: Requiring a Release in Writing from a Student's Resident District

Question: We are a conversion charter school. Must we require any student coming from another district’s attendance area to be released in writing from their resident district?

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CCSA Answers: Enrollment by a Family Member other than a Biological Parent

Question: Can a student be enrolled in a charter school by a family member other than a biological parent?

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CCSA Answers: Reporting a Student's Un-enrollment from a Charter School

Question: We had an eighth grader who went into our independent study program, but never met the requirements of meeting with the teacher or producing the work. We are un-enrolling her. Are we required to report her un-enrollment to our chartering agency?

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Enrolling and Serving Students with Disabilities in Charter Schools

What additional considerations apply for independent study and nonclassroom-based charter schools? Get answers to these questions and more with our new web resource.

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CCSA Answers: Saturday School

Question: Is there a way to “recoup” ADA through Saturday school programs?

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CCSA Answers: Presidential Executive Order and Charter Schools

Question: What records must charter schools provide to help current and former students meet the requirements of President Obama’s June 15, 2012 executive order regarding the execution of prosecutorial discretion with respect to individuals who came to the United States as children?

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CCSA Answers: District of Residence for Homeless Students

Question: We have at least one student whose family sleeps in various other families’ homes, all in different districts. How do we decide what is the school of origin for this homeless student?

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Featured Resource: Back to School Checklist

The beginning of the school year can be hectic, but it’s also an important time to review and update vital information. The Association’s “Back to School Checklist” contains information schools should consider as they prepare to open for a new school year

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The Laws Regarding Student Outreach, Admissions and Lottery Preferences

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Charter law in these areas can be daunting. Middleton, Young & Minney presented a workshop on these topics at last year’s Charter Schools Conference. The video is now available on demand!

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CCSA Answers: Operating a Single Sex Charter School

Question: Is it legal to operate a single-sex charter school?

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LAUSD Board Votes on "Founding Parent" Resolution this Tuesday

The LAUSD board will vote on a resolution introduced by Bennett Kayser that seeks to clarify policy on the use of “founding parent” preferences by LAUSD-authorized charter schools. CCSA will be speaking in favor of the resolution.

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California Charter Schools Register Significant Growth In Numbers, Enrollment

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This current school year, 100 new charter schools opened in California, a significant growth, given the state’s precarious economy. At the same time, enrollment of charter students surged by over 13%.

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Nov. 17 Webinar: Legal Requirements for Outreach, Admission and the Lottery

Charter school law is filled with apparent inconsistencies - on one hand, charter schools must admit all students who wish to attend, and on the other, it must describe its “admissions requirements” within its charter. This free webinar will delve into these and other legal “mysteries” regarding the student outreach and admissions process.

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OCS Affirms its Commitment to Serving all Students

With the recent media scrutiny and LAUSD board interest in charter school admissions practices, it’s more important than ever for charters to publicly share their commitment to serving all students. I’d like to give a shout out to Our Community School for proactively addressing this issue!

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CCSA Responds to Article on "Founding Parents"

A recent article in LA Weekly was very critical of some local charters’ use of “founding parents.” CCSA responded to the article and will be working with schools and the district to give clear guidance and recommended best practices in admissions.

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New Web Resource: Charter School Enrollment Law Overview

Have you fielded questions from your authorizer about admissions and enrollment policies at charter schools? Our new overview of key laws around enrollment might provide some helpful background.

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LAUSD Independent Monitor Issues Report on Charter Admissions Policies

In response to concerns from parents that that charter schools were requiring parents to provide information regarding special education eligibility and services on lottery application forms, the Office of the Independent Monitor (OIM) recently conducted a review of applications and enrollment forms of LA area charter schools.

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