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Lottery Process

We are now accepting new students for the 2019-2020 school year.

Ahora estamos aceptando nuevos estudiantes para el año escolar 2019-2020.

Admissions Information
Watts Learning Center is a free public school open to all residents of the State of California who are of legal age. Watts Learning Center is nonsectarian in programs and admissions policies. Preference is given to students who live within the boundaries of the Los Angeles Unified School District. Watts Learning Center does not discriminate against any student on the basis of ethnicity, national origin, gender, or disability.
Parents interested in enrolling their child in our school must complete a Pre-Enrollment Lottery Form and submit it to the main office in order to place their child on our lottery list. Preference for admissions is given to applicants with siblings currently enrolled at Watts Learning Center. The application period begins the second week in January and ends the last Friday in March of each year.

Public Random Lottery
If the number of applicants exceeds the number of openings available in our school, the remaining openings go to students selected by a public random drawing in accordance with Education Code 47605 (d)(2). The process for notifying potential students about Watts Learning Center's admissions process and lottery will begin in March, based on the predicted number of openings for the upcoming school year.
Parents will be encourage to attend an open house informational meeting which describes the school's programs to families who have an interest in enrolling their child in Watts Learning Center the following school year. Attendance is strongly encouraged, but not required to be eligible for enrollment or to participate in the lottery.

A letter will be sent to the address provided on the student's Pre-Enrollment Form advising them of our lottery date, time and location.
The lottery will be held the first Saturday in April at 10:00 am every school year.
Please print, complete and bring them to the school's main office.  Thank you.