How to Enroll

The Palisades Charter Schools Complex provides for the free, nonsectarian, public education of students in Kindergarten through Grade 8. Palisades Charter Schools, as neighborhood schools, give first priority in admission to students who live in its attendance area in the Pacific Palisades community of Los Angeles.

New Family Orientation

All families new to Canyon are required to attend a mandatory New Family Orientation. It is recommended to bring any caregivers who will also be involved in your child’s schooling. Orientations will be held on Tuesday, August 20th at 9:00am and Wednesday, August 21st at 8:30am. Please be sure to signup and attend one of the orientations.


Parent Tours* (to apply for the 2020-21 school year):

  • September 12
  • October 17
  •  March 19 This tour has been cancelled and may be rescheduled for a future date. Please check back for updates.

*These are tours open to the public, we don't conduct private tours. Tours are for ADULTS ONLY.


Map of Canyon Charter School Attendance Area

Canyon Lottery Information

The Complex Schools also provide for the education of non-neighborhood students who wish to attend based on the District’s Desegregation or Integration policy. This is done through a lottery process.


LAUSD has a new enrollment process for non-resident students* who wish to attend Affiliated Charter schools.  This includes siblings of currently enrolled students who were admitted through the lottery.  Non-resident applicants who wish to attend an affiliated charter school must complete the Unified Enrollment (UE) application.  Parent/Guardians may apply for more than one Affiliated Charter school online. This can be done by going to


Unified Enrollment Timeline:

October 1, 2019 - window for on-time applications opens


November 15, 2019 - window for on-time applications closes


December 2019 - Families who applied with an on-time application will be notified of receipt through a confirmation letter


February 21, 2020 – Canyon will receive a list of applications from Unified enrollment and will conduct a public drawing (lottery) for non-resident students.


February 3, 2020 – Late application window opens and applicants will be placed on a waitlist.


March 2020 – On-time applicants will receive a letter in US Mail to inform them of their selection status.


May 2020-August 2020 – Schools contact on-time applicants on the waitlist when space becomes available.  Parents/guardians who accept a selection will begin the enrollment process with the school.


*If the number of students who wish to attend a Palisades Charter Complex School exceeds the school’s capacity or the capacity of students that can be accommodated at any grade level, then the admission of new students is determined by a public random drawing [Education Code 47605(d)(2)(B)]. The random drawing for determining admission priority shall take into account the admission and enrollment priorities outlined in Canyon's charter. 


On April 23, 2019, the Los Angeles Unified Board of Education approved Phase II of the Unified Enrollment (UE) project to include Affiliated Charter Schools.  The UE project was Board approved on June 2017 to create a more convenient, equitable and accessible application process for families.  The updated District Required Language (DRL) modifies Element 8 of the current charter to align with the District’s UE process.  Non-resident attendance boundary families will now apply between October 1 and November 15, 2019 at GoTo.LAUSD.Net or submit a paper application found in the 2020-2021 Choices Brochure.  If there are more applicants than available space, the school will hold a public, random lottery during the month of February 2020.  Resident attendance boundary families will follow current enrollment procedures and do not need to apply through UE.