CHAMPS Charter High School of the Arts - Multimedia and Performing

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How to Enroll

Thank you for your interest in CHAMPS Charter High School! Charter schools are open to ALL students and are committed to serving a student body that reflects the local community. As schools of choice, all charter schools are open to any student who wants to apply, regardless of where he or she lives, space permitting. Charters schools are public schools. They are non-sectarian, tuition-free and open to any student who wishes to attend. Choice is a powerful tool for parents seeking access to quality education for their children. Because CHAMPS is open to all students, we employ a lottery system to manage admissions. Please see the information on this page and on our FAQ page for more.

2018-2019 9th-Grade Lottery Applications

Electronic applications for 2018-2019 9th Grade Lottery are now closed. If you applied for 9th-grade before the February 20th deadline, you should have been notified of your application status. Please contact Admissions if you submitted an application and have not received notification of being admitted or put on a waitlist.


2018-2019 Post-Lottery Applications for all Grades

Post-Lottery Applications for all grades are now available. You will be asked to upload a recent report card for all grades and a comprehensive high school transcript for grades 10-12. Depending on spots available in each academy, you may be placed on a waitlist, in which case you will be contacted as spaces open up.




Transfer To Champs!

We are no longer accepting applications for the 2017-2018 school year, but please consider applying for the fall semester of 2018-2019. We will work to make your transition as smooth as possible.
In order to begin the application process, please create an account on our admissions portal (a one-time process that will allow you to submit applications for multiple students within your household). Each application will be pre-populated with your data, saving time and reducing errors. You can save your progress at any time if you need to stop in the middle of an application. Applications are available in English and in Spanish.

Lottery Application Deadline for incoming 9th Grade has passed.
Post-Lottery Applications for all grades are open and spots will be offered as space is available.


Admissions Office Summer Hours:

9:00 AM - 1:00 PM - No Appointment Necessary

818.994.7614 ext. 211 or 215 (If you need a more convenient time, please schedule an appointment by emailing


Priority Enrollments



Preference is given to students who reside in the attendance area of Andres & Maria Cardenas Elementary School, and to residents of the Los Angeles School District.



We offer sibling privilege of enrollment through the lottery. This privilege is extended only to families that have multiple children concurrently enrolled in the same enrollment year. All siblings must still submit applications using the appropriate grade-level application. Sibling applicants who apply after the lottery will be placed on the waitlist.

For additional admissions questions or concerns, please contact:

Gay Freebern (Admissions Coordinator)