How to Enroll

The Palisades Charter Schools Complex provides for the free, nonsectarian, public education of students in Kindergarten through Grade 8. Palisades Charter Schools, as neighborhood schools, give first priority in admission to students who live in its attendance area in the Pacific Palisades community of Los Angeles.

New Family Orientation
All families new to Canyon are required to attend a mandatory New Family Orientation. It is recommended to bring any caregivers who will also be involved in your child’s schooling. Orientations will be held on Tuesday, August 14th at 9:00am and Wednesday, August 15th at 8:30am. Please be sure to signup and attend one of the orientations.

Parent Tours* for 2019 (to apply for the 2019-20 school year):
  • January 31
  • February 13
  • March 27
  • April 10
*These are tours open to the public, we don't conduct private tours. Tours are for ADULTS ONLY. 

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Canyon Lottery Information
The Complex Schools also provide for the education of non-neighborhood students who wish to attend based on the District’s Desegregation or Integration policy. This is done through a lottery process.

Lottery opens on January 15, 2019
Lottery closes on March 11, 2019
Lottery drawing is on March 15, 2019


If the number of students who wish to attend a Palisades Charter School exceeds the school’s capacity or the capacity of students that can be accommodated at any grade level, then the admission of new students is determined by a public random drawing [Education Code 47605(d)(2)(B)]. The random drawing for determining admission priority shall takes into account the admission and enrollment priorities outlined in Canyon's charter. 

The random drawing takes place in the spring of each year for admission the next fall at the beginning of the school year. The school puts students not admitted on a waiting list to be notified if space becomes available during the school year.

Charter schools are public schools that are an enrollment option for all students, including students with disabilities. If you have questions or concerns regarding the enrollment or admissions practices at this or any charter school, please call LAUSD’s Innovation and Charter School Division at 213-241-2487, or take a school tour.

Classroom Organization Policy
At Canyon Charter School, we are committed to placing your child in the best academic setting. For this reason we have implemented the following policy to insure that your child has a happy and successful school year.

  • No requests towards class selection will be granted.
  • Class groupings will be organized year to year according to the recommendation of the teachers and administrators regarding academic and social levels and will take into account any personality concerns of which teachers are aware.
  • Parents/Guardians are encouraged to communicate special needs of individual students with staff.
  • At Canyon, we encourage an ongoing dialogue between parents/guardians and teachers from the first day of school. However, if a parent/guardian is dissatisfied with his or her child’s class placement, they may formally approach the teacher after the first three weeks of school. At this time an assessment of the placement will occur between the teacher and parent/guardian. The principal may be asked to attend this meeting.

In the event of irreconcilable differences between the teacher(s) involved and the parent(s)/guardian(s), the final decision on placement will rest with the principal.