what we do
Areas of Focus
Improved Access to Information
Ensure families in Los Angles have access to on and offline resources where they can easily compare all of their public school options
Improved Application Process
Reduce the number of separate applications and processes that families must navigate, leading to a single application process for all public school options, both district and charter
Improved Enrollment Processes
Ensure enrollment policies, practices and timelines maximize equitable access to quality schools and support the ability of schools to accurately budget and hire staff
Improved Access to Quality Schools
Ensure quality public schools are accessible to all families in Los Angeles by supporting the improvement of existing schools, a needs-based expansion of quality school options and improved school transportation availability
LAUSD School Finder Tool
The Los Angeles Unified School District is currently developing an online School Finder tool to be released Fall 2017. PEAPS-LA is encouraged by the District’s efforts to provide clearer school quality information to families, and believes the new School Finder should be designed in a way that works for all families, provides easy comparisons between schools, and provides useful information on all public school options.
LAUSD Common Application
The Los Angeles Unified School District is currently planning to consolidate some of the seven different applications for LAUSD choice programs into one common application, with alignment of enrollment and acceptance periods to follow in the future. LAUSD has not yet specified which programs will and won’t be part of this common application.
Simplifying the charter school application landscape
Over 100,000 Los Angeles students are enrolled in independent charter schools; any effort to achieve educational equity through application and enrollment practices must include efforts to simplify and streamline charter school processes.