Thank you for your interest in City Language Immersion Charter!

Thank you for your interest in attending CLIC- a public, tuition-free, dual-language charter school in the West Adams neighborhood of Los Angeles. Our lottery for 2021-22 school year will take place on March 5th, 2021 at 4pm on our campus.

Please note: All lottery applications are due by February 28, 2021 at 11:59pm, any applications received after the deadline will be added to the waitlist.

If you have questions or need help completing the application below, please call our office at 323-737-3013 or email CLICenrollment@citycharterschools.org.

2021-2022 School Year Enrollment Application

All lottery applications for 2021-22 school year are due by February 28, 2021 at 11:59pm. The public lottery for admission will take place on March 5th, 2020 at 4pm and all applicants will be notified via text and/or email of their enrollment status. If an application is received after the February 28th deadline it will automatically be added to the waitlist.

Please note: We are still accepting applications for 1st, 3rd and 5th grades! Apply today. 

Current Year - 2020-2021 Waitlist Application

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Important facts about Charter Schools

  • Charter schools are public schools.
  • Enrollment is open to any resident of the state of California.
  • No person shall be subject to discrimination on the basis of ethnicity, national origin, gender, religion, or disability as set forth in Education Code Section §47605(d)(1).
  • Applications are currently available in the main office or by clicking on the link above.
  • School tours and information sessions are available now. Although not a requirement as part of the enrollment process, we highly recommend that prospective parents participate in one of these very informative events. To sign up for one, please CLICK HERE.

How the Lottery Works

Per our Charter (and in accordance with state and federal laws), the following preferences shall be given in the lottery (public random drawing):

  • Students residing within the boundaries of the Los Angeles Unified School District.
  • Siblings of currently enrolled students. Siblings are defined as any two students who share a legal parent/guardian.
  • Children of current CLIC staff and board members, as well as children of Founding Parents of CLIC (not to exceed 10% of total enrollment).
  • Students who qualify for free or reduced price lunch (for more information, visit https://www.cde.ca.gov/ls/nu/rs/scales1920.asp).
  • Students who reside within the boundaries of Arlington Elementary School attendance area (meaning Arlington is their 'school of residence' which is defined by LAUSD and can be determined by entering address in resident school finder).

Please note that if you are extended an offer for enrollment through one of the preferences 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 CLIC deems that the child does not qualify, your child's offer will be revoked and they will be moved to the bottom of the waiting list.

Parents who turned in enrollment forms prior to the deadline (March 1, 2018) will be notified via email or letter of the date and time of the public drawing, which takes place on March 15,2018 for the 2018-19 Lottery.

Each year, CLIC will conduct a lottery prior to March 31st, publicizing the date, time and location with reasonable notice of at least two weeks before the lottery date.

Lottery spaces will be pulled in order of grade level by an impartial staff member. The lottery procedure will be monitored by the Executive Director to ensure fair and accurate implementation. As names are pulled, students will be assigned a number corresponding to the number of enrollment slots. Once a grade level is drawn to capacity, applications will continue to be drawn for position on a wait list.

Details About Enrollment Process

City Language Immersion Charter (CLIC) is a tuition-free, public charter school in Los Angeles.

  • CLIC admits all pupils who wish to attend (Education Code Section §47605 (d)(2)(A)), in compliance with all laws regarding minimum age for public school attendance.
  • For enrollment in the 2017-18 school year, CLIC will begin to accept enrollment (lottery) forms November 10, 2016 thru March 1, 2017.
  • Kindergarten and Transitional Kindergarten Clarification: In accordance with California Education code, a child needs to be 5 years old on or before September 1, 2018, for entry into Kindergarten in 2018-19 school year. CLIC provides Transitional Kindergarten to children turning 5 years old between September 2, 2018 and December 2, 2018 ONLY. Transitional kindergarten is a two-year program and at CLIC it is seamlessly integrated in to our regular kindergarten classes.
  • Following the open enrollment period, and after accounting for existing students who are guaranteed enrollment in the following school year, enrollment forms shall be counted to determine whether any grade level has received more enrollment forms than availability of space. If the number of students applying for enrollment exceeds CLIC’s capacity, entrance shall be determined by random public drawing (lottery) in accordance with Education Code §47605(d)(2).
  • Following the lottery, families will be notified of their enrollment status (enrolled or placement on waiting list). Each student offered enrollment will receive an enrollment packet with all the forms necessary to enroll at CLIC. If a student is offered a space, that family must confirm that the student will attend the school by a Confirmation Deadline (which is communicated to them in all materials). Students who are not granted enrollment for the following year will remain on the waitlist for the duration of that school year unless otherwise requested by the parent to be taken off.
  • The waiting list will include contact information of the families wanting to be considered for admission should a position open. If a position opens during the course of the year, the administrative office will contact the family on the top of the waiting list to offer their student admission to the school. Should the family decline the position, the next family on the list will be contacted until the open position is filled.
  • In no circumstance will a wait list carry over to the following school year.

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