Our Mission

Hope Change Choices is dedicated to making school choice as accessible as possible for Los Angeles Unified parents. We believe that every family should know all their options.
Monthly archive January, 2012
A better charter map 2011-12

A better charter map 2011-12

  The California Charter School Association has a great map of charter schools in the LA area.  The CCSA map is better than anything we could do on our own.  I like that all cities are represented in this map and not just LAUSD schools.  Every bubble here has a link to the school’s respective...

Initial reaction to Increasing Choice

  Ms. García and Ms. Martinez presented their Board “Resolution to Examine Increasing Choice and Removing Boundaries for Neighborhood Schools.”  I am glad that LAUSD is looking at enrollment.  We’ve long advocated that the LAUSD school choice processes are too complex and thus inaccessible to many families.  What is not readily clear from the resolution...

Reflecting on LAUSD’s school choice Board motions

It’s been an interesting week at LAUSD for school choice options.  I hope all of this activity leads to some positive results.  We started this site because we saw the families we work with at our school struggle to navigate the LAUSD school choice programs. There is one Board motion that has been passed and...
LA media reports the new Open Enrollment debate

LA media reports the new Open Enrollment debate

Here are the highlights of what is being said around LA about LAUSD’s new Open Enrollment plans A few take aways. We shouldn’t have to debate how many student are or have been enrolled in LAUSD, this should be easy to find information on LAUSD’s website.  Depending on the story Daily Breeze pegs current enrollment...
What happens after you apply?

What happens after you apply?

You submitted your LAUSD Magnet/ PWT/ PSC/ Romero Transfer Act/ Charter school application(s), now what?     No matter what type of school(s) you have applied to, all schools must follow the same rules when accepting students.  If the school you applied to has fewer kids apply than seats available, every kid gets in.  If...

HCC open letter regarding LAUSD open enrollment

This morning my Google Alert for LAUSD Open Enrollment was filled with stories about a pending Board resolution regarding a new Open Enrollment policy.  Currently the term “Open Enrollment” in LAUSD refers to the process in late May where parents can sign their kid up for any school with openings.  Outside of LAUSD “Open Enrollment”...