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 Applications for All Grades

CHAMPS classes for Fall 2018 are now impacted in all grades 9-12. As of Friday, August 31st we are unable to accept new applicants for the Fall semester. If you wish to apply for the Spring 2019, the application will be available in November. Check back for updates.


2019-2020 Applications for All Grades

Applications for the 2019-2020 school year are not yet available. We expect applications for the 9th-grade lottery to be available mid-October of 2018. Applications for grades 10-12 will be opened after the 9th-grade lottery is run in February, 2019.




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. You can create an account without submitting an application, if you are interested in next year and would like to be on our mailing list.

Admissions Office Hours:

8:00 AM - 4:00 PM - No Appointment Necessary

818.994.7614 ext. 210 or 211 (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)