KIPP SoCal Public Schools is a nonprofit organization that operates 20 tuition-free charter public schools with a whole-child approach to learning. These award-winning schools help students graduate college at a rate 3 times higher than the national average for under-resourced communities. Today, you can find KIPP SoCal’s joyful and academically excellent schools — open to all — grades TK-8, across three districts: Los Angeles, Compton, and San Diego.
With the purpose of education for liberation, KIPP SoCal engages in open-dialogue between students, families, and communities to understand their needs, their concerns and most importantly their realities. KIPP SoCal offers #WellnessWednesday as part of their commitment to mental health, that includes monthly community info sessions, weekly Q&A’s, and daily “Calm Corner” inspirational videos, to see, develop, and inspire the limitless potential in each and all KIPPsters.
Larchmont Charter School is a free public charter school serving over 1,500 students in grades TK-12th on four campuses in Los Angeles. Larchmont has become a national leader in progressive education, fulfilling our mission to provide a socio-economically, culturally and racially diverse community of students with an exceptional public education. With participation from our entire community, we strive to instill in each student a dedication to improving the world we inhabit. Larchmont Charter, we believe, reflects what great public education can and should be.
We offer all students in CA a free education with rich programming, including:
• Highly qualified teachers with expertise in both academic and social emotional development
• Small class sizes
• Exceptional academic program rooted in constructivist, project based learning
• Diverse student body
• Weekly enrichment classes including PE, art, music, gardening, cooking and more
• Affordable after care for TK-7th grade
• Nutritious gourmet lunch program (Larchmont offers free and reduced price meals for students who qualify)
• Students of all backgrounds at Larchmont outperform their peers in surrounding schools
• Robust offering of AP classes
• Dynamic arts program
• CIF sports program in high school
• High technology to student ratio
• Fantastic community of families
• “#3 in Best Charter Elementary Schools in Los Angeles Area” according to 2021 Best Schools by Niche.com
• Top 6% of ranked high schools nationally according to U.S. News & World Report (2021)
ACIS offers a homeschool-style hybrid independent study experience for elementary and middle school students. Our program provides the advantages of highly personalized academic instruction at home while simultaneously providing the social and academic benefits of being part of a school community with a consistent peer base.
All ACIS scholars are encouraged to delve deeply into their passions, build upon their strengths, and maintain a growth mindset when facing challenges. From Transitional Kindergarten (TK) through Eighth Grade, ACIS scholars pursue an exemplary education that is truly designed just for them.
Address: 1919 East Pinecrest Dr., Altadena,
Bright Star Schools, a network of high-performing, charter public schools across Los Angeles, provides holistic, inclusive support, rigorous academics, and rich life experiences for our students to find joy and fulfillment in higher education, career, and life.
Founded in 2003, Bright Star Schools operates some of the highest performing charter public schools in Los Angeles. We’re building pathways of seamless, high-quality, kindergarten-through-12th grade public educational models and higher education support.
In nine, tuition-free public schools in three communities, our 3,500+ students experience rigorous academics, inclusive education, social-emotional support, and rich life opportunities beyond the classroom.
Our schools in West Adams/Baldwin Village are Stella Elementary Charter Academy, Stella Middle Charter Academy and Bright Star Secondary Charter Academy.
Our schools in Koreatown are Rise Kohyang Elementary School, Rise Kohyang Middle School and Rise Kohyang High School.
Our schools in the San Fernando Valley are Valor Academy Elementary School, Valor Academy Middle School, and Valor Academy High School.
Citizens of the World Charter Schools Los Angeles (CWC LA) is a nonprofit organization that operates a network of high-performing public charter schools across Los Angeles.
Our mission is to create an intimate network of high-achieving, community-based public schools for a diverse community of students, developing their abilities, confidence, and sense of responsibility for themselves and their community as true citizens of the world.
CWC LA currently operates five schools across fives distinct neighborhoods of Los Angeles: CWC Hollywood (TK-5), CWC Silver Lake (TK-8), CWC Mar Vista (TK-8), CWC West Valley (TK-1st), CWC East Valley (opening August 2021).
All of our schools are tuition-free, non-religious public schools committed to socio-economic, cultural and racial diversity. The success of our work relies on our highly-engaged parent community, as well as the support of key partnerships at the school and regional levels. At our schools, parents and the greater community often volunteer countless hours to on-campus activities as well as financially contribute to support each school’s operating budgets.
Address: 5371 Wilshire Blvd. #200, Los Angeles,
Compass Charter Schools is committed to providing a safe, family-centered alternative to the traditional brick-and-mortar school. Compass is an ideal solution for all type of scholars who may choose from our Online or Options Programs.
Address: 850 Hampshire Road, Suite P, Thousand Oaks,
GALS LA is a free all-girls public charter middle school serving students in grades 6-8 in the San Fernando Valley. GALS LA takes a holistic stance to development that recognizes the deep connection between a healthy mind and a healthy body. Through the integration of a health and wellness curriculum addressing the physical, emotional, and psychosocial needs of female adolescents, GALS LA helps students to emerge as leaders of their own lives. The young women at GALS LA have the ability to pursue their strengths and passions, and to understand their responsibility to the local and global community.
The Girls Athletic Leadership School Los Angeles envisions a world where all young women, regardless of their background, have the opportunity to access the skills, knowledge, and self-determination to succeed in secondary school, college, their communities, and the world.
Noted for Social Emotional Learning and Movement Based Learning
Address: 8015 Van Nuys Blvd, Panorama City,
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