Small classes, inspiring teachers, field trips, and hands-on learning projects make the Environmental Charter Schools experience safe, dynamic and fun – but don’t just take our word for it.

Environmental Charter Schools are public, free, and open to all. We have a 96% college acceptance rate. We are committed to providing the appropriate support for your child so they can reach their full potential. We partner with families so you are part of your child’s education. Together, we are reimagining public education for youth in Los Angeles.

Environmental Charter High School – Lawndale

APPLICATIONS FOR THE 2021-2022 SCHOOL YEAR ARE AVAILABLE NOW

APPLYLA ECHS SCHOOL OVERVIEW
APPLICATON DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 12, 2021
LOTTERY DATE: FEBRUARY 23, 2021
21/22 Online Application Instructions for Families

Applications are still being accepted for the 2020-2021 School Year. For ECHS to consider a student for enrollment and placed on the wait list, this application must be completed in its entirety and submitted to the
ECHS Main Office at 16315 Grevillea Ave, Lawndale, CA 90260.

ECHS APPLICATION (2020-2021) // DESCARGAR ECHS APLICACION (2020-2021)

CHARTER SCHOOL COMPLAINT NOTICE & FORM (English) // AVISO DE QUEJAS Y FORMULARIO DE CHARTER SCHOOL (Spanish)

Environmental Charter High School – Gardena

ECHS-GARDENA WILL OPEN FOR THE 2021-2022 SCHOOL YEAR – COMPLETE A LOTTERY APPLICATION FORM TODAY

CHARTER SCHOOL COMPLAINT NOTICE & FORM (English) / AVISO DE QUEJAS Y FORMULARIO DE CHARTER SCHOOL (Spanish)

Environmental Charter Middle School – Gardena

APPLICATIONS FOR THE 2021-2022 SCHOOL YEAR ARE AVAILABLE NOW

APPLYLA ECMS-G SCHOOL OVERVIEW
APPLICATON DEADLINE: MARCH 5, 2021
LOTTERY DATE: MARCH 30, 2021
21/22 Online Application Instructions for Families

Applications are still being accepted for the 2020-2021 School Year. For ECMS-Gardena to consider a student for enrollment, this application must be completed in its entirety and submitted to the ECMS-Gardena Main Office at 812 W 165th Pl, Gardena, CA 90247.

DOWNLOAD ECMS-GARDENA APPLICATION 2020-2021 / DESCARGAR ECMS-GARDENA APLICACION (20-21)

CHARTER SCHOOL COMPLAINT NOTICE & FORM (English) / AVISO DE QUEJAS Y FORMULARIO DE CHARTER SCHOOL (Spanish)

Environmental Charter Middle School – Inglewood

APPLICATIONS FOR THE 2021-2022 SCHOOL YEAR ARE AVAILABLE NOW

APPLYLA ECMS-I SCHOOL OVERVIEW
APPLICATON DEADLINE: MARCH 5, 2021
LOTTERY DATE: MARCH 26, 2021
21/22 Online Application Instructions for Families

Applications are still being accepted for the 2020-2021 School Year. For ECMS-Inglewood to consider a student for enrollment, this application must be completed in its entirety and submitted to the ECMS-Inglewood Main Office located at 3600 W Imperial Hwy, Inglewood, CA 90303.

DOWNLOAD ECMS-INGLEWOOD APPLICATION 2020-2021 / DESCARGAR ECMS-INGLEWOOD APLICACION (20-21)

CHARTER SCHOOL COMPLAINT NOTICE & FORM (English) / AVISO DE QUEJAS Y FORMULARIO DE CHARTER SCHOOL (Spanish)

As a public school, Environmental Charter Schools does not discriminate on the basis of the characteristics listed in Education Code Section 220 (actual or perceived disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, nationality, immigration status, race or ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic that is contained in the definition of hate crimes set forth in Section 422.55 of the Penal Code, or association with an individual who has any of the aforementioned characteristics).

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) – Enrollment

Environmental Charter Schools (ECS) are open to ALL students. ECS is committed to serving a student body that reflects our local communities. Research shows that charter school students are just as diverse (racially and economically) as traditional public school students. By law, we cannot have selective admissions. If more students apply to attend than there are seats available, we hold a lottery to determine who is admitted.

If Environmental Charter Schools (ECS) receives more student applications than spots available at our school(s), we are required by law to hold a blind lottery to determine which students will have the opportunity to attend. After the lottery each year, we maintain a waiting list at each school and will admit more students as spots become available.

If Environmental Charter Schools (ECS) receives more student applications than spots available at our school(s), we are required by law to hold a blind lottery to determine which students will have the opportunity to attend. After the lottery each year, we maintain a waiting list at each school and will admit more students as spots become available.

Environmental Charter Schools (ECS) does not charge an application fee or tuition.

Yes. To apply to both middle schools or high schools, simply turn in two applications.

Unfortunately, ECMS students are not automatically enrolled; They must submit an application by the specified deadlines to enter ECHS-Lawndale’s or ECHS-Gardena’s school lottery.  Students who culminate from ECMS Inglewood or Gardena do receive a lottery preference.  At ECHS Lawndale, they share this preference with Lawndale residents.  At the ECHS-Gardena, ECMS students receive a preference and do not share that preference with any other community, increasing their chances for admission.

All families who submitted an interest form, including both those who did and did not attend the lottery event, will be notified through the automated online system by email (or by postal mail if no email is on file) about the results of the lottery within one week of the lottery. The notification will indicate whether the child was admitted or waitlisted, and, if waitlisted, the number the child is on the waiting list.

Please call us at the following numbers if you have questions regarding your student’s application status:

Environmental Charter High School Lawndale (ECHS) — 310.214.3400

Environmental Charter Middle Schools (Gardena & Inglewood) — 310.425.1605

For students who were admitted to the Charter School, the notification will include steps the family must take and a timeline to return paperwork to enroll the child in the Charter School. If there is no response to the notification within 5 business days, the Charter Schools will follow up with a phone call. If the offer is not accepted, or there is no response by the specified date indicated on the offer notification, the child or the child(ren) will forfeit enrollment for that school year.