Roberto Cruz Leadership Academy

Skip to main content


We're excited that you are interested in learning more about us and we are happy to share with you the 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:
Juan Manriquez, Director of Admissions & Engagement


Phone: 669.207.6976

Patricia Lopez, Parent 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

  1. If demand for school slots exceeds the number of slots available, a lottery system will be implemented. 
  2. In order of preference for prospective school families is as follow: First Priority: Current families (siblings), Second Priority: Families within the East Side Union High School District, Third Priority: Non-district students.
  3. If such a lottery becomes necessary, it will be held, as many days from the start of the school year as is possible from the time it becomes clear there will be more applicants than slots. This will be done to give students who were not admitted sufficient time to register at another school.
  4. RCLA is open to all students, on a space available basis, and does not and will not discriminate based on ethnicity, national origin, gender, disability or racial background.
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!