Enrolling at Carpenter
School tours for the 2017-18 school year are scheduled for Wednesday, November 16th, 2016 and Thursday, January 19th, 2017. The tours will begin in the school auditorium promptly at 8:15 a.m. Reservations are not required. If you have further questions, please contact our office at (818) 761-4363.
Applying to Carpenter for 2017-18 School Year
The first step for all NEW applicants (resident, non-resident, and incoming siblings of current students) wishing to apply to Carpenter is to fill out an Online Information Sheet during the Application Period: Thursday, January 19 - Friday, March 3, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. You will receive email verification upon completion of the information sheet.
If your child is currently a student at Carpenter, do not complete the online information sheet.
Resident Student Application for Admission
Resident students are those who reside within Carpenter's attendance area (see LAUSD School Finder.) Resident students will be given priority enrollment preference.
After you complete the Online Information Sheet and your address has been checked, you should receive an application packet postmarked by Monday, May 1st, 2017. If you do not receive your application packet, please call the office. You may be asked to provide address verification documentation or other proof of residence (see Address Verification, below.) If Carpenter administration is unable to verify your address, you will not be allowed to apply as a resident.
Completed application packets are due by Friday, May 19th, 2017. Incomplete packets will not be accepted. In the unlikely event that Carpenter exceeds it capacity, the school administration will consult with its local LAUSD Education Service Center to ensure, to the maximum extent possible, that the school enroll every resident student who wishes to attend.
Since becoming a Charter school, Carpenter has been able to enroll every resident student who has applied.
All resident applicants' addresses will be verified again shortly before the start of the school year. Class assignments will be emailed a few days before the start of school.
Non-Resident Student Application
Non-resident students are those who reside outside of Carpenter's attendance area. Non-resident students are encouraged to apply and will be admitted via a Non-Resident Waitlist Lottery if space is available. The lottery will be held on Friday, March 10th, 2017 at 9:00 a.m. in the school auditorium. Your presence is not required. The waitlist will not be published, but you may call the office on the next business day following the lottery to find your child's position on the waitlist.
Carpenter may admit students from the non-resident waitlist from time to time. This usually happens during the first month of school. If you are invited to attend Carpenter, you will be asked to fill out an application packet at that time.
Non-resident students who fill out the Online Information Sheet after the close of the Application Period will be added to the waitlist in order received.
Non-resident siblings of current students have no enrollment preference and will need to apply through the non-resident lottery.
Your address will be verified. Please see Information Required to Apply to Carpenter for more information. Carpenter's verification process is comprehensive and may require incoming families to provide additional address verification documents and include such actions as calls to apartment managers, home visits, etc.
LAUSD considers a child’s residence to be the place where that child actually lives. For example, if you own or lease property within Carpenter’s boundaries but do not reside at that address, you may not use that property’s address to apply for admission to Carpenter; LAUSD and Carpenter would consider such an application to be fraudulent.
If it is discovered that you falsified your address, we are required to transfer your child out immediately. Providing false documents will bar you from enrolling your child at Carpenter for the remainder of the current semester plus an additional semester.
Resident Application for Current School Year or for 2017-18 After Close of Application Period
If you have recently moved and now reside within Carpenter's attendance area boundary (LAUSD School Finder, District Boundary Map) and wish to apply for the current school year already in session, please call the school office at (818) 761-4363. It may take up to one week to verify your address - no student will be admitted as a resident without prior address verification.
If you are applying for the upcoming school year after the Application Period, please fill out an Online Information Sheet and an application packet will be mailed to you. If you do not receive an application packet within ten days, please contact the office. Please note that the office will be closed from June 26th through August 7th.