Enrollment Policy

LWCS Policy
LWCS will conduct new intakes/enrollment throughout the school year, whenever enrollment openings exist within the school. If the number of applications for admission exceeds the capacity for enrollment, openings will be filled by a periodic random lottery throughout the year. This lottery will be held in a public setting at LWCS.

Those students not chosen for admission will be placed on a waiting list based upon the order in which they were drawn. This waiting list will be used to fill future vacancies.

New Student HS Application

Lotteries will be conducted with the following admissions preferences being given:

  • Siblings of students already attending the school;
  • Children of LWCS school personnel
  • Students residing within the territorial jurisdiction of the Pasadena Unified School District (as required in education code section 47605(d)(2)(b); and all others.

Currently-enrolled students will not participate in the random drawing, as they are automatically reserved a space for the following year.

LWCS will be non-sectarian in its programs, admissions policies, employment practices, and all other operations, shall not charge tuition, and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, gender, or disability.

LWCS will comply with applicable public agency, state and federal laws, regulations and codes during its operations.

Public School Attendance Alternatives
No student will be required to attend Learning Works Charter School.  Students who do not attend the school may attend their local school or district.

Parents or guardians of each student enrolled in the charter school will be informed that the student has no right to admission in a particular school of any local education agency as a consequence of enrollment in LWCS, except to the extent that such a right is extended by PUSD.

Withdrawal from LWCS
Upon a student’s withdrawal from LWCS, the school will contact the student, parent(s), and student’s school district of residence and inform them that the student is no longer enrolled.