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At CWCSL, we are committed to providing a challenging, experiential learning environment to develop students’ confidence, potential, and individual responsibility as true citizens of the world.

Lottery

We are currently accepting applications for TK-8 for the 2021-22 school year.

Lottery application deadline: February 17, 2021
Lottery date: March 3, 2021

How does the lottery work?

Submitting a lottery application does not guarantee your child’s enrollment in the school. Rather, it’s the first step in the process. If your child is offered a seat, you will be notified via your SchoolMint profile about the process to accept or decline your offer. If you accept your offer, you will be asked to complete an enrollment packet for your child’s school. Please note that timely submission of all paperwork will be required if your child is selected for enrollment.

If the number of students who wish to attend CWC SL exceeds the number of seats available, students are admitted by random public drawing (also known as a lottery) in accordance with Education Code §47605(d)(2).

Per our CWC Silver Lake charter, the following preferences shall be given in the lottery:

  • Students residing within the boundaries of the Los Angeles Unified School District.
  • Siblings of students currently enrolled at CWC SL. Siblings are defined as any two students who share a legal parent / guardian.
  • Children of the Founding Parents of CWC Silver Lake (not to exceed 10% of total enrollment).
  • Students who qualify for free or reduced price lunch (for more information, visit https://www.cde.ca.gov/ls/nu/rs/scales1920.asp ).
  • Children of a current CWC Silver Lake staff member
  • Children of a current member of the CWC Los Angeles Board of Directors
  • Students who are currently enrolled at Lake Street Primary School or Rosemont Avenue Elementary School
  • Students residing in the attendance area of Lake Street Primary School or Rosemont Avenue Elementary School

Within two weeks of the lottery, families will be contacted via email or letter in the mail with lottery results, including waitlist number (if applicable). Families must respond and accept or turn down the space offered. Any spaces that become available will be offered to the next family on the waiting list until the class is full.

Other Important Information

What is the minimum age for admittance to kindergarten or transitional kindergarten in California?

In accordance with California Education code, a child needs to be 5 years old on or before September 1st for entry into Kindergarten.

Citizens of the World Charter Schools Los Angeles provides transitional kindergarten to children turning 5 years old between September 2nd and December 2nd only. Our developmental and highly differentiated model ensures children are continually progressing.

Anyone who would like to be considered outside of this date range should reach out to the school to secure written approval, which will include consideration and/or approval by the Board of Directors.

Can I apply to other Citizens of the World schools?

Each school within the Citizens of the World Los Angeles network coordinates it’s own enrollment efforts. To apply to other Citizens of the World Charter school locations, families will be required to select the other Citizens of the World campuses in the ApplyLA application portal.

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BEST Grant Program

BEST (Building Excellent Schools Today) Grant Program
The Colorado Department of Education Division of Public School Construction Assistance primarily administers a capital construction grant program known as Building Excellent Schools Today (BEST). The BEST program focuses on helping public schools with a multitude of capital construction needs, from new roofs and boilers to major renovations and new schools. The goal of the BEST program is to provide first class, high performing, 21st century facilities and to help alleviate health and safety concerns throughout Colorado.

The BEST Program is a competitive grant program available to all public school districts, charter schools, institute charter schools, boards of cooperative educational services and the Colorado School for the Deaf and Blind.

Grant applications are reviewed on a yearly cycle and recommended for funding by the Capital Construction Assistance Board. The board consists of nine appointed members who, in conjunction with division staff, review all grant applications for the current fiscal year.

The BEST assistance fund has four revenue sources:

January 2019: CSFP January 2019 Advisory Committee Meeting: Building Excellent Schools Today (BEST) Update presentation by Capital Construction Assistant Board: Tim Reed, Board Chair & Executive Director for Facilities for Capital Management, Jeffco Public Schools and Kathleen Gebhardt, Board Vice-Chair

December 2018: Denver Post: Where’s all that marijuana money? State’s pot dollars help schools, but maybe not as much as you think. Part 1 of 3

February 2018: BEST Annual Report by the Division of Capital Construction, Colorado Department of Education, February 2018

July 2017: CDE: Facility Insight portal, in 2015 the state legislature authorized CDE’s Division of Capital Construction to do a reassessment of the 2008 Public School Finance Assistance Assessement.
CDE’s Statewide Financial Assistance Priority Assessment FY 2009-10 Report – As a result of the Building Excellent Schools Today (BEST) Act (HB08-1335), the Public School Capital Construction Assistance Board (CCAB) conducted a Financial Assistance Priority Assessment of public school facilities in Colorado for the period FY2009-10. Approximately 8,419 facilities in 178 School Districts were assessed. Tier 1 current need and Forecast need: $17,856,056,401.
State of our Schools – America’s K12 Facilities 2016, report prepared by 21st Century School Fund, National Council on School Facilities, and the Center for Green Schools.

November 2014: Building Excellent Schools Today (BEST) overview of the BEST program PDF. BEST Projects Funded by Districts through FY2014-15 Map (see below).

Overview of BEST as of November 2014:

  • Helping over 138,800 students statewide in 354 school facilities, throughout 119 school districts
  • 235 grants funded -over $1.1 Billion funded out of $2.6 Billion requested
  • Helping create and support over 19,580 jobs as of November 2014
  • Statewide Facility Assessment March 2010 – over $17.9 billion in Capital Construction needs

BEST (Building Excellent Schools Today) video by Stefan Welsh – comments by Superintendents from Sangre de Cristo, Kim and Creede school districts and Kathy Gebhardt describing:

    1. A new, safe learning environment for a district that received a BEST grant (and passing a matching Override Local Mill Levy),
    2. The status of older schools in districts with low property value,
    3. The BEST legislation’s impact on the safety of students in Colorado school buildings.

BEST (Building Excellent Schools Today) presentation by David Van Sant (Chair, State Capital Construction Assistance Board) and Ted Hughes (Director, Divison of Capital Construction Assistance, CDE) describing How BEST began, the Capital Construction Assistance Board, Where does BEST money come from? and Types of Grants.

What is the Impact of Inadequate School Facilities on Student Learning?
A number of studies have shown that many school systems, particularly those in urban and high-poverty areas, are plagued by decaying buildings that threaten the health, safety, and learning opportunities of students. Good facilities appear to be an important precondition for student learning, provided that other conditions are present that support a strong academic program in the school. A growing body of research has linked student achievement and behavior to the physical building conditions and overcrowding. Read the Impact of Inadequate School Facilities on Student Learning – US Department of Education.
CDE’s Statewide Financial Assistance Priority Assessment FY 2009-10 Report – As a result of the Building Excellent Schools Today (BEST) Act (HB08-1335), the Public School Capital Construction Assistance Board (CCAB) conducted a Financial Assistance Priority Assessment of public school facilities in Colorado for the period FY2009-10. Approximately 8,419 facilities in 178 School Districts were assessed. Tier 1 current need and Forecast need: $17,856,056,401.

The BEST assistance fund has four revenue sources:

BEST Grant Program BEST (Building Excellent Schools Today) Grant Program The Colorado Department of Education Division of Public School Construction Assistance primarily administers a capital