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Lottery Waitlist

Click below to view the Lottery Waitlist. 

Enrollment FAQ's

Q: What do I need to enroll my child?

A: Proof of address, original birth certificate, complete immunizations, and valid parent/guardian ID. (ID's can not be expired!) 

 

Q: What is proof of address?

A: Two consecutive months of a utility bill, (DWP or Gas Co), lease agreement, closed escrow paperwork, mortgage statements. 

 

Q: I live in the the Colfax boundaries, am I guaranteed enrollment to Colfax?

A: We do not guarantee enrollment for anyone. Enrollment is on a first come first serve basis. Students who reside within the Colfax boundaries have priority enrollment. FYI - We did not have space issues this year for enrollment. 

 

Q: What immunizations are required to enroll in school? 

A: 5 doses of DTP. 4 doses of Polio, 3 doses of Hep B, 2 doses of MMR, 2 doses of Varicella. 

http://www.shotsforschool.org/k-12/

 

Q: When do I know if I have been selected from the lottery?

A: The lottery will create a waitlist. We will not know if we have space available until close to the start of the school year maybe even after school starts. 

 

Q: I don't live in the area, how can I enroll in Colfax Charter?

A: You may fill out a lottery application. Lottery applications are done through eChoices for that school year. The lottery will only create a waitlist. If you are not selected from the waitlist for that school year you must re-apply.  Please see the section regarding Enrollment.

 

Q: My nephew lives with me and I live in the Colfax boundaries, can I enroll him at Colfax?

A: If you are his legal guardian and can provide legal documentation, yes you may enroll him. 

Enrollment

How to Enroll for the 2019 - 2020 School Year

To enroll in Kindergarten your child must be 5 by September 1, 2019.

To enroll in TK your child must turn 5 between September 2 - December 1, 2019.  

 

If you live within the Colfax Charter boundaries, please bring the following documents into the office to receive an enrollment packet.

  1. Valid photo ID
  2. Two of the most recent utility bills (Gas, water, electric)
  3. Lease agreement or mortgage/escrow paperwork

(All enrollment is pending address verification)

 

The Lottery for Non-Resident Students was held on March 22, 2019

School Tours

We offer 2 prospective parent meeting / school tours each year. (Parents only)

 

Next tour date for the 2019 - 2020 school year is:

 

Friday, February 7, 2020 at 8:30am

 

These are informational only and open to any prospective parents. Please sign up on our website about a month prior to each scheduled tour.  Please note that these are the only school tours that we offer to keep interruptions to our classes to a minimum 

We do not schedule any private tours.  

 

Enrollment for the 2020 - 2021 School Year

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 1, 2020.

 

Resident Boundary Students

If you live within the Colfax Charter Elementary boundaries, you will need to complete the pre-enrollment online form starting February 18, 2020.  Within approximately two weeks, we will contact you to come in and pick up an enrollment package.  Once your enrollment packet is complete you can schedule an appointment to bring in the COMPLETED (including all immunizations) enrollment paperwork.  

 

Enrollment will start with prospective students who reside within the attendance boundaries of Colfax Charter Elementary (“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 Colfax boundaries (see our boundary map here) but would like to apply for our Charter Lottery, please see the information below.

                                                           

As an Affiliated Charter, Colfax Charter 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.

 

Colfax 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. (Late applications accepted online beginning Feb. 3, 2020)

                                                                                                                                   

Lottery Preferences and Procedures                                                 

In conducting its admissions lottery, Colfax Charter Elementary 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 Colfax Charter Elementary at the time of the lottery and (b) reside within LAUSD boundaries, but not within the attendance boundaries of Colfax Charter Elementary, shall have second admission preference.
  • Other LAUSD Students - All other prospective students who reside within LAUSD boundaries, but not within the attendance boundaries of Colfax Charter Elementary, shall have third admission preference.

California Students

  • Siblings - Prospective students who (a) are siblings of students enrolled in grades TK - 4 at Colfax 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, Colfax 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, Colfax Charter Elementary will conduct its public random drawing (lottery) for non-resident boundary students only, if applicable.

                                                           

Colfax Charter Elementary will hold its lottery in the library, 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 or visit 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 and will have to contact the parent/guardian a minimum of three times to accept the offered seat.

                                                           

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.  

 

Colfax Charter Elementary will contact waitlisted and late applicants.  There is no need to call the office to find out of your child has been offered a spot. 

Colfax Boundary Map

Colfax Charter is a highly desired neighborhood school.  We believe all children should have a quality education, but our responsibility is to serve all of the students living within the Colfax boundaries set by the District.  

Please see Colfax Boundary Map or Search your address to see if your address falls within the new boundaries.

If you do not live within the District defined boundaries, your child will not be able to attend Colfax. If a question about your address arises, we have the responsibility to check.  This may be done by requesting additional utility bills, calling managers, or by visiting the address you have listed.  Please do not provide a false address when registering.  If we find out that you have done so, we are required to transfer your child out immediately.  This would be very difficult for your child.  Please do not put your child in this position because you falsified your address.

Address Verification

At this time, we are unable to accept students who do not live within our attendance boundaries.   If a question about your address arises, we have the responsibility to check.  This may be done by requesting additional utility bills, calling building managers, or by visiting the address you have listed.  Please do not provide a false address when registering.  If we find out that you have done so, we are required to transfer your child out immediately.  This will be very difficult for your child, please do not put your child in this position because you falsified your address.

 

In order to protect the rights of students who currently reside in the Colfax Charter boundaries, the office diligently verifies the address information of all incoming and currently enrolled students.

 

Here are some of the ways that we verify residency:

 

Utility Bills- We require two months of utility bills at the time of enrollment.

Closing Escrow Statement- If you are purchasing a home during enrollment you will be required to provide a copy of your closing escrow statement.  You will not be able to enroll until you occupy the dwelling you have purchased.

Home Visits- At times it is also necessary to conduct home visits. As part of the home visit we will interview neighbors, ask students to show us their room, belongings, and how long they have lived in the home.

 

If you falsify records at any time during enrollment you will immediately be asked to attend your home school. Falsification of documents will bar you from enrolling at Colfax Charter for one calendar year following the falsification.