Effective in school year 2020-2021
This boundary change will establish optional resident attendance areas between:•Colfax Avenue Charter and Carpenter Avenue Community Charter elementary schools.•Colfax Avenue Charter and Riverside Drive Charter Elementary School.
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•Colfax Avenue Charter ES
•Carpenter Avenue Community Charter ES
•Riverside Drive Charter ES
SUMMARYOF BOUNDARY CHANGE
The service boundary changes are between Colfax Avenue Charter Elementary School and Carpenter Avenue Community Charter Elementary School, and between Colfax Avenue Charter Elementary School and Riverside Drive Charter Elementary School. In 2011, due to increasing resident enrollment at Colfax Avenue school, Colfax eliminated two existing option areas: one option with Carpenter Avenue Community Charter Elementary School was redirected to Carpenter Avenue school, while a second option with Riverside Drive Charter Elementary School had been wholly reassigned to Riverside Drive. In the intervening years, construction has been completed on a new building at Colfax Avenue school, which will allow Colfax Avenue Charter to accommodate more neighborhood students. As a consequence, the decision has been made to reinstate the option areas with Carpenter Avenue and Riverside Drive schools. These changes are occurring at the direction of the Local District Superintendent, in order to help balance enrollments among the schools.
July 2010 Carpenter Is Now A Charter School!
Over the past few years, schools in LAUSD have received less and less funding and resources while trying to maintain the enriched and innovative educational program on which Carpenter Avenue School has built a reputation. In 2010, Carpenter applied to become a District Affiliated Charter with the following goals:
- Have greater autonomy over our school’s curriculum, budget, and governance.
- To formalize and institutionalize Carpenter’s mission and vision of providing and enriched educational program that not only meets academic standards established by the state and district, but integrates the arts, technology, physical education and hands-on learning into the instructional program.
- To involve the whole community (parents, teachers, administration) in the adoption and advancement of our educational program – and at the same time, to make us all accountable for results.
- To be able to fund innovative programs at the school to close achievement gaps, enhance learning opportunities for all students, and to develop best practices that could be adopted by other schools in the district.
On June 15, 2010 the LA Unified Board of Education approved Carpenter's application and Carpenter was granted affiliated charter status for a period of five years. Over the summer, Carpenter began the conversion effort and are looking forward to their first full school year as Carpenter Community Charter.