Thank you for your interest in Learning By Design!

Thank you for your interest in attending Learning By Design, we are a public, tuition-free, charter school that is focused on personalized and project-based learning in the Leimert Park area of South Los Angeles. Our lottery for the 2019-20 school year will take place on March 15th, 2,019 at 6 pm at our school site. 

Please note: All lottery applications are due by February 22, 
2019, at 11:59pm, any applications received after the deadline will be added to the waitlist. Although our lottery period has passed we are still enrolling students for all grades for the 2019-20 school year.


If you have questions or need help completing the application below, please call our office at 323-903-5712 or email

2019-2020 School Year Lottery Form

Please note: All lottery applications for 2019-20 school year are due by February 22, 2019, at 11:59 pm. The public lottery for admission will take place on March 15th, 2019 at 6 pm and all applicants will be notified via text and/or email of their enrollment status. If an application is received after the Feb. 22 deadline it will automatically be added to the waitlist.

Current Year - 2018-2019 Application

Important Information 


  • Charter schools are public schools.

  • Enrollment is open to any resident of the state of California.

  • No person shall be subject to discrimination on the basis of ethnicity, national origin, gender, religion, or disability as set forth in Education Code Section §47605(d)(1).

  • Applications are currently available in the main office or by clicking on the link above.



In accordance with state and federal laws as well as our charter the following preferences shall be given in the lottery (public random drawing):

  • Students residing within the boundaries of the Los Angeles Unified School District.

  • Children of current LbD staff and board members, as well as children of Founding Parents of LbD (not to exceed 10% of total enrollment).

  • Students who qualify for free or reduced price lunch (for more information, visit

  • Students who reside within the boundaries of Martin Luther King Elementary School attendance area (meaning MLK is their 'school of residence' which is defined by LAUSD and can be determined by entering the address in resident school finder).



Please note that if you are extended an offer for enrollment through one of the preferences above, you will need to provide supporting documentation in the enrollment packet to accept the enrollment offer. A verification of this will be done prior to finalizing your child’s enrollment. If your child was offered enrollment via a preference and LbD deems that the child does not qualify, your child's offer will be revoked and they will be moved to the bottom of the waiting list.



Parents who turned in lottery forms prior to the deadline (February 22, 2019) will be notified via email or letter of the date and time of the public drawing, which takes place on March 15, 2019, for the 2019-20 Lottery. Each year, LbD will conduct a lottery prior to March 31st, publicizing the date, time and location with reasonable notice of at least two weeks before the lottery date.



Lottery spaces will be pulled in order of grade level by an impartial staff member. The lottery procedure will be monitored by the Executive Director to ensure fair and accurate implementation. As names are pulled, students will be assigned a number corresponding to the number of enrollment slots. Once a grade level is drawn to capacity, applications will continue to be drawn for position on a waitlist.


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7019 S. Van Ness Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90047

Tel: 323-903-5712

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