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Welcome and thank you for considering RCLA as your future high school!
We are excited that you are interested in learning more about us and we are happy to share with you reasons why you should join our family! At RCLA, you will always have a dedicated staff of professionals who are there with you along the way to help you reach your personal, academic and career goals. Your success is our success and we mean that! As an Admissions team, our goal is to help you make the right decision by providing you with all of the information and resources needed.
Shall you have any questions, please feel free to contact any of the following members of the Admissions team:
Rafael Escalante, Director of Admissions & Community Engagement


Phone: 408.729.2282

Phone: 408.585.5022 Ext. 1045

Cell: 669.207.6976
Alexis Pimentel, Biology Teacher & Admissions Support  
Cell: 408.497.7622
Patricia Lopez, Paent Coordinator & Admissions Support 
Phone: 408.585.5022 Ext. 4010

Enrollment Timeline

August- May: Application period. Acceptance letters sent out.
June 30th: Application Deadline.
July 15th: Random lottery held, if necessary. Status of application will be mailed to families.

Implementation of Lottery System

When there are more students than space provided by the requested charter school in a particular grade level, RCLA develops a lottery list based on lottery forms.There is a total of 125 students for each particular grade level based on a first come first served basis.
Once the first 125 students are accepted by the end of March, the Admissions Office will notify the remaining student applicants. They will be placed on the lottery list with a window open from April to May. The successful student applicants will be notified by the Admissions Office of their acceptance to their first choice charter school by no later than June.
Students who were denied acceptance to their first choice charter school will be placed on a “wait list” and or will be given the option to attend any of the other two charter schools. Student notification will occur during the months of June through August.
If you wish to read more about our application process, please download our Student Admissions Policies and Procedures.

Contact us for our next Open House
Join us for a campus tour, Q&A with students and teachers, and an overview of our educational programs. Fill out an application today!