Alta Public Schools is a distinct and exclusive gem in Southeast L.A. County. Alta Public Schools are open-admission, tuition-free, public, International Baccalaureate schools that serve inner-city Los Angeles students. Alta Public Schools are small schools with a safe-school environment and extended school days. APSʼs students learn early all the academic skills they will need to succeed in and through college. Our students learn to be responsible, resourceful citizens and active participants in the democratic process that allows them to use their knowledge to better themselves and their community. Knowledge is potential power. Knowledge is not enough. Our students are risktaker and communicators advancing their knowledge by doing.
We believe on a square approach: success in school for students depends on families being part of the learning at home and at school; teachers are highly qualified and prepared to lead students in learning; administrators are receptive to the internal and external environment and lead with high expectations; the learning is tailored, adaptive and brought to life by everyone as it is a team sport.
We’re Are the Most Unique Schools in the Region – Grow with us!! There are no other schools like Alta Public Schools in the region. Alta Public Schools are free, public, neighborhood, excellent charter public schools, TK-12th grade. Our schools provide all children the best academic and life experiences so that they grow ready for success in and beyond college – apply to enroll today!
We Have a Whole Child Approach No other school nurtures culturally sound and academically fit students as Alta Public Schools. We believe that children in our community need a specific foundation beyond reading and math. Our students need to be prepared to be citizens of an ever-changing world with the skills that can sustain them to negotiate every-day challenges, college, career and the commitment to be guardians of the planet.
Joining the Alta Family The application is simple. It will take you less than 5 minutes to complete the online application. Applications are accepted all year long but may be compiled at a certain time for a random public lottery if there are more spaces than there are applications.