Empowering Students to Be the Best They Can Be
We know that a “one-size-fits-all” approach doesn’t work when it comes to education.
Our school offers the personal attention, creativity, and passionate teaching that kids need to learn.
Our school is a tuition-free, seat-based TK-8th-grade Public Charter School serving students of Lake Elsinore and surrounding cities.
Like our school, public Charters are built on the belief that every student should have the chance to attend a great school that puts their needs first.
Our program offers:
Music, Dance, and Theater
No inter-or-intradistrict transfer requirements
Individualized Education Program
Inclusive education program
Smaller class sizes
The enrollment period for the 2021-2022 year is currently open for selected grades.
For those interested in this school year, please fill out the 2021/2022 wait list by clicking on the button below. Once we determine an open spot in our system, we will gladly contact you for enrollment if you are next on the interest list (inquiries are time-stamped). We serve students on a "first-come, first-served" basis.
Spaces are limited, INQUIRE today.
Have a question? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions or give us a call today at (951) 595-4500
Grade Level Placement
Q: My child will turn five years old on September 2 and I want him to go to Kindergarten... Can he/she?
A: No, JLPAA follows the state Ed Code and your child must turn five years old on or before September 1 to enroll in Kindergarten. Your child is eligible to attend Transitional Kindergarten, since his/her birthday is between September 2 and June 4th. Teachers provide differentiated instruction for students based on their ability level. Parents are encouraged to discuss their child's academic or social progress with the teacher and the principal.
Q: My child will turn five years old on August 30, but I don't want to send him/her to Kindergarten yet... can I enroll him/her in Transitional Kindergarten?
A: No, Transitional Kindergarten is only for students whose 5th birthday falls between September 2 and June 4th.
Q: We just moved from overseas and my child is age-appropriate for 3rd grade, but he. she did not finish 2nd grade at our school overseas...Can I enroll my child in 2nd grade?
A: We first look at enrolling your child in the grade level they are age-appropriate for. You are welcome to talk to the principal at your child's school site regarding placement questions you may have.
Q: We just moved from out-of-state/overseas and my child is age-appropriate for 4th grade, but he/she was in 6th grade in our city/country...what grade level will my child be enrolled in?
A: We first look at enrolling your child in the grade level for which they are age-appropriate. You are welcome to talk to the principal regarding placement questions you may have.
PROCESS FOR STUDENT ENROLLMENT
Verify student birth date and age provided at the time of initial enrollment.
Use the chart below to identify the appropriate age range for each grade level.
Specific guidelines for TK, K, 1st Grade:
Children born between September 2 and June 4th will be placed in the Transitional Kindergarten program. Parents do not have an option for Kindergarten placement.
Minimum age requirement for Kinder: A child shall be admitted to Kindergarten at the beginning of a school year, or at any later time in the same year if the child will have his or her fifth (5th) birthday on or before September 1st of that school year.
A child shall be admitted to the first (1st) grade of an elementary school during the first month of a school year if the child will have his or her sixth (6th) birthday on or before September 1st of that school year. (EC Section 48010)
When age does not match reported grade level:
If a student provides documents that show he/she completed a grade level last school year, the student shall be placed in the next grade level for the upcoming school year unless retention documents from the previous district are provided. EXAMPLE: The student is age-appropriate for 6th grade but has report cards showing that he just finished 4th grade. The student will be placed in the 5th grade for the new school year.
First-time U.S. enrollment:
Students enrolling in a U.S. school for the first time will be placed strictly based on the birth date/grade level placement criteria.
Age requirement for TK & Kindergarten:
As a result of legislation passed in September of 2010, children will be admitted into a Kindergarten program at the beginning of the school year, or whatever upon moving into the district, if they will have their 5th birthday on or before September 1st. *Students who will have their 5th birthday between September 2nd and June 4th can be admitted to Transitional Kindergarten at the beginning of the school year.