What is a Charter School?
Charter schools are public schools that are given the freedom to operate independently from a school district in order to create and offer a unique educational program for students that may not be having their needs adequately met through the existing traditional public schools. In exchange for this freedom, however, charter schools must achieve results or their "charter" (another word for "contract") can be revoked and their school shut down.
What Makes LAEC Unique?
LAEC operates two charter schools (The Education Corps and College Bridge Academy) with multiple campuses of approximately 100 to 130 students apiece. Each campus partners with one or more high- quality nonprofit organizations that provide wrap-around supportive services for their students, such as vocational training, paid employment, counseling/therapy, etc. Since these nonprofits are typically conservation corps, YouthBuild programs, or WIOA programs, participants up to the age of 24 are still allowed to pursue and obtain their regular high school diploma.
Is this school accredited?
Yes, all CBA and TEC campuses operated under Los Angeles Education Corps are fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). (Download LAEC's College Bridge Academy and The Education Corps WASC reports to learn more about our operations and impact).
Who attends LA Education Corps?
Students who desire a second chance to get back on track and who are willing to become participants of our partnering organizations are welcome to enroll within our schools. Four of our schools are attended by 14- to 19-year-old students while 17-24 year olds attend three others.
Who do I contact if I'm interested?
We have friendly front office staff at each school who would be happy to answer questions about when our new school terms begin and how to sign up. Please go to Schools for locations and phone numbers for our various campuses near you.