New Charter School Tour

There is a new Charter school getting ready to open in the Mid-City area this September on Washington Blvd.

Matt Albert is in charge of the new school. They are re-modeling a site lcoated at 5301 Washington Blvd. to fit their needs. (That would be the tall red brick building on the NW corner of Burnside Ave. and Washington Blvd.) Matt has invited anyone in the neighborhood to come take a look around at the site on Saturday, May 22nd at 10am.
So please join in on this quick tour THIS Saturday if you are able to do so. (There is ample street parking along Washington Blvd.)

Here’s more information about the school:

New Los Angeles Charter School is a public charter middle school (grades 6-8) located nearby.  It is free, there is NO tuition!

New LA Mission
New Los Angeles Charter School develops a diverse community of students who are passionate about learning, engaged in their community, and have respect for themselves and others. 

Want to Enroll a Student at New Los Angeles Charter School?  
NEW LOCATION at 5301 W. Washington Blvd (at Burnside, between Fairfax & La Brea) OPENING IN SEPTEMBER 2010!
We are accepting applications for students who will be 6th, 7th or 8th grade in September 2010!
2010-2011 Enrollment Process
Interested in enrolling a student?  Come learn more about the school and about how to enroll at one of our Enrollment Information Meetings. Everyone is Welcome.  No RSVP necessary.  The full Enrollment Calendar can be found on ourenrollment page.

Applications for admission are available at the following Enrollment Information Meeting this Friday afternoon.

Friday, March 26, 2010 – 4:30 pm – APPLICATION DEADLINE
You must hand deliver or mail the application (bring to meeting or bring to school by Friday 3/26 at 4:30 pm or postmarked by March 26)
Last Minute Q & A and Last Chance to Hand Deliver Applications
New LA Campus at the Oasis Theatre
5100 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90036

Admission to New Los Angeles Charter School is open to any resident of the state of California. New LA does not charge students tuition and does not discriminate against any student on the basis of ethnicity, national origin, gender or disability. If the number of students applying for admission exceeds openings available, enrollment will be determined by a public random drawing.  Only one application per student is allowed.  Enrollment preference will be extended to siblings of enrolled New LA students, children of board members, founders, teachers, and staff.

Go to to view the full enrollment calendar and process

More information about New Los Angeles Charter School (middle school, grades 6-8):

The mission of New Los Angeles Charter School is to develop a diverse community of students who are passionate about learning, engaged in the community, and have respect for themselves and others.  These are not just mere words for our students.  They are the pillars of their experience at New LA.  Here are some examples:

Passion for Learning: New LA Students Love Books
Instilling a love of reading in our students is a critical part of the New LA experience.  Our students are exposed to wonderful books.  Each student participates in book groups and literature circles throughout their middle school years.  As a result, students talk about what they are reading, and they learn to love books.

“Why I Love Reading!” by Sarah (7th grade)
oks are wonderful.  They help me express my imagination in ways I did not think possible.  Page by page I go on new adventures.  They create thoughts in my mind I never would have thought before.  In each one, a different concept, problem and answer.  Books are always changing my life and I can’t wait to read more!

Volunteering in the Community: Heal the Bay
New LA 7th graders have adopted a beach in partnership with Heal the Bay’s Adopt-A-Beach Program.  Students are actively engaged in the community by seeing first hand what littering and polluting does to our natural resources, and they are empowered to fix the problem.

“Why I Love Volunteering at Heal the Bay” 
by Jenabu (7th grade)
I really like going to clean the beach through Heal the Bay.  It’s incredible how much trash is on our beaches, and people don’t realize that the trash ends up in the ocean and kills wildlife.  By participating in Heal the Bay, I get to make a difference and have fun doing it!

Respect for Self & Others: Advisory Program
New LA students participate in a daily structured Advisory Program in order to develop a deep sense of self-confidence, the strength and courage to succeed at life’s challenges, the skills necessary to confidently advance in their academic pursuits, and a sense of civic duty and awareness of the world around them.

“Why I Love Advisory” by Leslie (6th grade) 
Advisory is a small group of students who get to meet with their advisor each morning.  I like advisory because it is a great time to get to know other 6th graders.  I have a great and funny advisor, Ms. Widmer.  Advisory is like a second family for me and it feels great.  In advisory, we get to do cool group projects.  We play fun games and we do community engagement projects on Fridays.


1 thought on “New Charter School Tour

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