Alta Public Schools is a charter management organization currently serving Southern California. Our mission is to transform public education in local communities so that all students receive the education, tools and preparation they need for college and life.
The basic charter school concept is encompassed in the idea of “autonomy for accountability.” Charter schools are public schools that are granted a specific amount of autonomy (determined by state law and the local charter) to make decisions concerning the structure, curriculum, and educational emphasis of the school. In return for this autonomy, charter schools are held accountable by their charter-granting agency for the academic achievement of their students. The charter school faces suspension and even closure if performance standards are not met.
Start-up charter schools are independent public schools that are started from scratch.
If more applications are received than there are seats, a lottery will be held for any grades where applications exceed space. Public lottery dates vary from school to school.
All charter schools are public, tuition-free, and non-religious institutions. Enrollment in a charter school shall be open to any and all residents of the state of California.
No. Any student living in California can attend, however, students in the authorizing district may have priority.
No. A strong parent organization and fund-raising is vital to the success of any school, but there is no required fee for school attendance.
Currently, Academia Moderna is a Kindergarten through 5th grade elementary school and Prepa Tec, L.A. is a middle school serving 6th through 8th grades. Prepa Tec High School currently serves 9th to 12th grades.