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LAUSD UNIFIED ENROLLMENT 2021-22 Affiliated Charter Application

If you live outside of Emerson's residential boundaries and you would like your child to attend, click HERE to fill out an application at the LAUSD Unified Enrollment website. Scroll down to the "Affiliated Charter Schools" section and apply. Applications are available online October 1st - November 15th. The lottery for non-residential students will occur on March 1st 2021 at 3pm during our regular Charter Board Meeting. The meeting is open to the public. Selected applicants will be notified by email and through the LAUSD Unified Enrollment system.

emerson accelerated pathway (eap) application

The EMERSON ACCELERATED PATHWAY (EAP) is an honors program of study designed for Gifted and High Achieving Students. Our honors program is founded on the values and ideals of our charter document and is aligned with the state standards for GATE programs. EAP is designed to meet the needs for GATE and High Achieving students in all content areas. Students in EAP will receive:

* One or two years of acceleration in math before high school.

* Socio-behavioral needs 

* Preparation for advanced coursework in high school 

* Depth of knowledge and Cognitive Complexity 

Students who have been state identified as Gifted or Highly Gifted will automatically be accepted into EAP. If your child is not identified state identified Gifted there are three alternative qualifiers for EAP: 

* "Exceeds" scores in both Math and ELA on the SBAC for the 2018-19 and/or 2019-20 school year. 

* A score in excess of 85% on a recognized nationally normed achievement test. 

* Teacher recommendation showing that the student meets all FOUR critical-thinking and problem-solving skills. Student must also demonstrate the ability (or strong potential) to perform one to two years above grade level in academic subjects. (Page 2 and 3 of Application) 

Interested families must be chosen in the lottery or live within Emerson's residential boundaries. Applications for EAP will be hand submitted at the same time as required enrollment paperwork in the Spring semester to the Student Services Office. For more information about the EAP application, please contact the Student Services Office at (310) 234-3100.



We welcome you and your family to our community school! In order to begin the process, you must complete the following steps to comply with federal regulations. 



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. A residential student is someone who lives in the Emerson Community Charter boundaries. (If you are unsure, click here to identify your home school.)


We will be verifying your home address to make sure you have completed the proper form. If you have any questions please contact


The Lottery will be in March 2020 


RESIDENTIAL FAMILIES ONLY - Complete this INTENT TO ENROLL form if you are a resident of Emerson's boundaries and intend to enroll your student in the Fall of 2020. 


When enrolling at Emerson you will need the following documents: 


♦  Birth Certificate of enrolling child(ren) 

♦  Utility Bill (electric, gas, water) or official government mail verifying your address.

♦  Driver’s License or ID card

♦  Completed Health Card

♦  Immunization Record

♦  A report card/transcript from your current school

♦  G.A.T.E., IEP and/or 504 Plan if applicable


**Please note that if you submit an Intent to Enroll Form and Emerson is not your home school your form will automatically be deleted.




Please contact (310) 234-3100 

You can also email questions to


Emerson is considered your "home" school if you live within the residential boundaries of Emerson. You student automatically qualifies for enrollment. You must complete enrollment paperwork in March, but you are not required to complete the the LAUSD Affiliated Charter Application. Emerson supports the following elementary schools in it's feeder pattern: Westwood Charter EL, Fairburn EL, Warner EL, Roscomare EL, and Saturn EL. Click HERE to check you status with the LAUSD Residential School Finder. If you plan to enroll your child as a residential student for the upcoming school year, please complete Intent to Enroll form below. This will add you to our mailing list to receive important information. Refer to the information on the left if you are NOT a residential family.


Emerson Community Charter has a partnership with the UCLA entitled Together In Education In Neighborhood Schools (TIE-INS). The Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between LAUSD and UCLA stipulates that Emerson commits to allocating 20 enrollment seats a year (or to the extent space is available) to children of UCLA faculty and staff as designated by UCLA, without regard to the residency of the parents of those students within the school's then-assigned residential area. In exchange, UCLA commits to providing the following: Guest lecturers • UCLA  student volunteers  •  Service learning and project-based learning • Professional development  • Access to UCLA facilities  • Discussing and using data • Teacher recruitment • Field trips to the UCLA campus • UCLA  student tutoring services.

If you are UCLA faculty or staff please contact:

Sarah Bang Ed.D, UCLA TIE-INS Director, UCLA School of Education & Information Studies

or call the Emerson main office at (310) 234-3100