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Students are enrolled into the school by either living within our:
local resident area Click here or by applying through 2023-24 Charter Lottery Click here

LAUSD Digital Online Enrollment: Click here  (

LAUSD School Forms & Resources: Click here

Charter Lottery Draw 23-24 (video)


Resident Boundary Students

If you live within the Dearborn Elementary Charter boundaries, you will need to visit the office to:


  • Proof of Residence (Gas Bill & Electric or Lease and one utility bill)
  • Immunization Records *Children will not be enrolled unless an immunization record is presented and immunizations are up-to-date.  Immunizations in other languages must be translated.
  • A current report card
  • If applicable, please provide current IEP (Individualized Education Plan)
  • Parent's picture Identification
  • Child's Birth Certificate

Enrollment will start with prospective students who reside within the attendance boundaries of Dearborn  Elementary Charter Academy(“resident students”).  They shall have first admission preference and thus are deemed exempt from the lottery.


Lottery Applications for Non Resident Students

If you do not live within the Dearborn boundaries but would like to apply for our Charter Lottery, please see the information below.


As an Affiliated Charter, Dearborn Charter Academy follows LAUSD’s Unified Enrollment process and deadlines for non- resident applicants. If there is more interest than the number of spaces available, a random public lottery will be conducted for non-resident boundary students as described below.

Dearborn's Charter non-resident lottery applications will be made available each year through the On-Time LAUSD Unified Enrollment process (Choices Brochure & Application  Click here.   


Lottery Preferences and Procedures

In conducting its admissions lottery, Dearborn Elementary Charter Academy shall provide the following admission preferences, in the stated order of priority:

Lottery Priorities (Non-Resident) by Grade Level

LAUSD Students

1) Siblings of students enrolled at Charter School (and continuing)  the time of the lottery and reside within LAUSD boundaries.

2) All others who reside within LAUSD boundaries.

3) Siblings of students enrolled at Charter at the time of the lottery and reside outside LAUSD boundaries.

4) All others who reside outside LAUSD boundaries.


Students who participate in the lottery but are not selected for admission during the lottery shall be placed on a waitlist in the same priority order as above. As seats become available, Dearborn Elementary Charter Academy shall fill the seats from the waitlist. This waitlist shall be effective until the end of the programmatic year to which it pertains.


During the month of February, after receiving the list of interested applicants from Unified Enrollment, Dearborn Elementary Charter Academy will conduct its public random drawing (lottery) for non-resident boundary students only, if applicable.


Dearborn Elementary Charter Academy will hold its lottery in the library and the lottery date is posted on our website. Any interested party or member of the public may attend, but attendance is not required to participate in the lottery.


Parents of applicants being offered admission through the lottery will be notified in writing by email or mail, depending on the method of application submission within one month following the lottery, and will be provided two weeks to accept the offered seat.


Parents of student applicants who are placed on the waitlist resulting from the lottery may call or visit the school to find out their child’s priority number on the waitlist. Parents of student applicants on the waitlist who are offered admission at any time subsequent to the lottery will receive notification by telephone call and will have to contact the parent/guardian a minimum of three times to accept the offered seat.


Non-resident boundary students who apply for admission after the On-Time application window will be added to the bottom of the waitlist in the order in which their applications are received. Choices Late Applications are processed on a first come, first-served basis beginning February 2021 through norm day of the following school year.  Dearborn Elementary Charter Academy will contact waitlisted and late applicants.


Students Admitted at TK/K-12 Need:

  • Diphtheria, Tetanus, and Pertussis (DTaP, DTP, Tdap, or Td) — 5 doses
    (4 doses OK if one was given on or after 4th birthday. 3 doses OK if one was given on or after 7th birthday.)
    For 7th-12th graders, at least 1 dose of pertussis-containing vaccine is required on or after 7th birthday. 

  • Polio (OPV or IPV) — 4 doses
    (3 doses OK if one was given on or after 4th birthday) 

  • Hepatitis B — 3 doses
    (not required for 7th grade entry) 

  • Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (MMR) — 2 doses
    (Both given on or after 1st birthday) 

  • Varicella (Chickenpox) — 2 doses 

These immunization requirements also apply to students entering transitional kindergarten. 

California schools are required to check immunization records for all new student admissions at TK/Kindergarten through 12th grade and all students advancing to 7th grade before entry. Parents must show their child's Immunization Record as proof of immunization. 

Los alumnos ingresando a TK/K-12 necesitan:

  • Vacuna contra la difteria, el tétanos y la tos ferina (DTaP, DTP, Tdap o Td) —5 dosis
    (4 dosis cumplen con el requisito si una se aplicó al cumplir los 4 años de edad o después; 3 dosis cumplen con el requisito si una se aplicó al cumplir los 7 años de edad o después)
    Se requiere al menos una dosis de una vacuna con protección contra pertussis (tos ferina) al cumplir los 7 años de edad o después para los alumnos en 7° a 12° grado.

  • Polio (OPV o IPV)—4 dosis
    (3 dosis cumplen con el requisito si una se aplicó al cumplir los 4 años de edad o después)

  • Hepatitis B—3 dosis
    (No se requiere para el paso a 7° grado)

  • Vacuna contra el sarampión, las paperas y la rubéola (MMR)—2 dosis
    (Ambas dosis deben haberse administrado al cumplir el 1er año o después)

  • Varicela—2 dosis

 Estos requisitos de vacunación también aplican a estudiantes ingresando a Kínder de Transición.

Se requiere que las escuelas en California revisen los Comprobantes de Inmunización de todos los nuevos estudiantes ingresando a Kínder de Transición/Kínder hasta 12° grado y de todos los estudiantes pasando a 7° grado antes ingresar. Los padres deben presentar el Comprobante de Inmunización de su hijo(a) como prueba de que se vacunó.