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2020-2012 school year enrollment

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Parent Tours

Parent Tour dates for prospective 2020-2021 school year applicants are:

September 18, 2019

October 18, 2019

November 6, 2019

Enrollment Information

Enrollment for School year 2020-2021

  • To enroll in Kindergarten your child must be 5 by September 1, 2020.
  • To enroll in TK your child must turn 5 between September 2 - December 2, 2020.

Resident Boundary Students

If you live within the Beckford Charter for Enriched Studies (BCES) boundaries, you will need to bring a current gas AND electric bill to the office to obtain an enrollment packet.  Once your enrollment packet is complete you can bring it in (including all current immunizations) to our front office.

Enrollment will start with prospective students who reside within the attendance boundaries of Beckford CES (“resident students”).  They shall have first admission preference and thus are deemed exempt from the lottery.

Lottery Applications for Non-Resident Students

If you do not live within the Beckford boundaries but would like to apply for our Charter Lottery, please see the information below.

As an Affiliated Charter, Beckford Charter for Enriched Studies Elementary follows LAUSD’s Unified Enrollment process and deadlines for non- resident applicants. If there is more interest than the number of spaces available, a random public lottery will be conducted for non-resident boundary students as described below.

Beckford Charter’s non-resident lottery applications will be made available each year through the On-Time LAUSD Unified Enrollment process (Choices Brochure & Application and GoTo.LAUSD.NET). The six-week on-time application window is from October 1, 2019 - November 15, 2019 at 5pm.

Lottery Preferences and Procedures

In conducting its admissions lottery, Beckford CES shall provide the following admission preferences, in the stated order of priority:

LAUSD Students

  • Siblings - Prospective students who (a) are siblings of students enrolled in grades TK - 4 at Beckford CES Elementary at the time of the lottery and (b) reside within LAUSD boundaries, but not within the attendance boundaries of Beckford CES, shall have second admission preference.

  • Other LAUSD Students - All other prospective students who reside within LAUSD boundaries, but not within the attendance boundaries of BCES, shall have third admission preference.

California Students

  • Siblings - Prospective students who (a) are siblings of students enrolled in grades TK - 4 at Beckford Charter Elementary at the time of the lottery and (b) reside in the State of California but not within LAUSD boundaries, shall have fourth admissions preference.

Students who participate in the lottery but are not selected for admission during the lottery shall be placed on a waitlist in the same priority order as above. As seats become available, Beckford Charter Elementary shall fill the seats from the waitlist. This waitlist shall be effective until the end of the programmatic year to which it pertains.

During the month of February, after receiving the list of interested applicants from Unified Enrollment, Beckford Charter Elementary will conduct its public random drawing (lottery) for non-resident boundary students only, if applicable.

Beckford Charter Elementary will hold its lottery in the front office, on Friday, February 21, 2020 at 10:00am. Any interested party or member of the public may attend, but attendance is not required to participate in the lottery.

Parents of applicants being offered admission through the lottery will be notified in writing by email or mail, depending on the method of application submission within one month following the lottery, and will be provided three weeks to accept the offered seat.

Parents of student applicants who are placed on the waitlist resulting from the lottery may call the school to find out their child’s priority number on the waitlist. Parents of student applicants on the waitlist who are offered admission at any time subsequent to the lottery will receive notification by telephone call. After three contacts are attempted with no return call, BCES will consider this an automatic decline.

Non-resident boundary students who apply for admission after the On-Time application window will be added to the bottom of the waitlist in the order in which their applications are received. Choices Late Applications are processed on a first come, first-served basis beginning February 1, 2020 through norm day of the following school year.

Beckford CES will contact waitlisted and late applicants.  There is no need to call the office to find out if your child has been offered a spot.

Enrollment 2019-2020
OCT.1-NOV.15, 2019


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For more information and to apply, visit: GoTo.LAUSD.NET. Choices brochures/applications are available in all Los Angeles Unified schools, Local District offices, Los Angeles Unified headquarters, and the Parent and Community Service office.

Phone: (213) 241-4177 or (877) 462-4798


Choices School Fair 2019-2020






17120 Vanowen St
Lake Balboa, CA 91406

Applications for 2020-2021:
October 1 - November 15, 2019

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