The 2023-24 lottery was held on February 22 in our library. Families who submitted an application were invited to attend, however attendance was not required to participate. Lottery rankings for the 2023-24 school year are posted below. Parents will need their student's Application ID to identify ranking.
The majority of the students will be placed on wait list until residential enrollment is completed. Please have your student's application (confirmation) number on hand to verify their lottery wait list ranking. Families will be contacted by email when enrollment space is available in the applicable grade level.
2023-24 Lottery Rankings
Interested families, please note new application timeline and process.
On April 23, 2019, the Los Angeles Unified Board of Education approved Phase II of the Unified Enrollment (UE) project to include Affiliated Charter Schools. The UE project was Board approved on June 2017 to create a more convenient, equitable and accessible application process for families. The updated District Required Language (DRL) modifies Element 8 of the current charter to align with the District’s UE process. Non-resident attendance boundary families will now apply between October 1 and November 15, 2019 at GoTo.LAUSD.Net or submit a paper application found in the 2020-2021 Choices Brochure. If there are more applicants than available space, the school will hold a public, random lottery during the month of February 2020. Resident attendance boundary families will follow current enrollment procedures and do not need to apply through UE.
General Information for the next school year
Westwood Charter School Lottery, Grades TK - 5
Westwood Charter School is a neighborhood school and an affiliated charter school.
Resident attendance boundary students will continue to go directly to the school main office to enroll. Prospective students who reside within the former attendance boundaries shall have first admission preference and thus are deemed exempt from the lottery.
All non-resident students interested in attending an L.A. Unified Affiliated Charter school for the next school year must apply through Unified Enrollment at GoTo.Lausd.Net or submit a paper application found in the Choices Brochure. In the event that we have space in a grade level, we will select students from a random public lottery
The lottery will take place on February 21, 2024 at 8:30 a.m. We will hold a public random drawing to establish a ranked list for openings in the fall. You do not need to be present for the drawing. We may not know until July or later if we will be enrolling any lottery students in any grades. Please make alternate plans.
In conducting the lottery, Westwood Charter will provide the following admission preferences, in the stated order of priority:
- LAUSD Students
- Siblings - prospective students who are siblings of students enrolled in grades TK-4 at Westwood at the time of the lottery and reside within LAUSD boundaries, but not within the former attendance boundaries, shall have the second admission preference.
- Other LAUSD Students - All other prospective students who reside within LAUSD boundaries, but not within the former attendance boundaries, shall have third admission preference.
- California Students
- Siblings - prospective students who are siblings of students enrolled in grades TK-4 at Westwood at the time of the lottery and reside in the State of California but not within LAUSD boundaries, shall have fourth admissions preference.
- Non-resident students who reside in the State of California but not within the LAUSD boundaries, shall have fifth admissions preference.
Students who participate in the lottery but are not selected for admission during the lottery shall be placed on a waitlist in the same priority order as above. As seats become available, Westwood shall fill the seats from the waitlist. This waitlist shall be effective until the end of the programmatic year to which it pertains.
Non-resident boundary students who apply for admission after the On-Time application window will be added to the bottom of the waitlist in the order in which their applications are received. Choices Late Applications are processed on a first come, first served basis beginning February 1st through the fifth week of school.
Important Dates to Remember:
October 3, 2023 - Lottery Application is available to non-resident students LAUSD Unified Enrollment at GoTo.Lausd.Net
November 18, 2023 - Deadline to turn in an on-time lottery application through LAUSD Unified Enrollment at GoTo.Lausd.Net
December 2023 - Confirmation or correction letters will be sent to parents.
February 21, 2024 - Public random drawing will be held in our library to establish a ranked list.
March 2024 - Lottery rankings available.
Admission Policy, Westwood Charter Proposal, 2013:
Order of Admission into Westwood Charter School for New Enrollment:
All resident students. (Our residence boundaries are: Sepulveda Boulevard (east side) on the west, Pico Boulevard (north side) on the south, Santa Monica Boulevard (south side) on the north and Century Park East on the east.)
Then, if there are available spaces in any specific grade level, in this order:
2. Non-resident students with a sibling currently enrolled at Westwood Charter in grades TK-4 who reside within LAUSD boundaries.
3. Non-resident students who reside within LAUSD attendance boundaries.
4. Non-resident students with a sibling currently enrolled at Westwood Charter in grades TK-4 who reside outside LAUSD boundaries.
5. Non-resident students who reside outside LAUSD attendance boundaries.
In order to reserve places for our resident children, as agreed upon with the LAUSD Charter Division, Office of Demographic and Educations Service Center West, we will hold available seats at the beginning of the school year, for students who reside within our attendance area. School Management Services will calculate the operating capacity for Westwood Charter. The operating capacity should be recalculated annually. The number of seats to be held will be determined in collaboration with the District. We will hold a public random drawing, in February, for spaces that might be available in each grade level the following academic year.