Operation Progress LA | Apply to OP
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Application Steps

If you are interested in applying to Operation Progress, please take the time to review our application process. We can’t wait to hear from you!


New Student Criteria

  • Current 2nd or 3rd graders (Entering 3rd or 4th grade in the coming school year)
  • Qualifies for free or reduced lunch
  • B average, or 3.0 GPA
  • Strong Teacher Recommendation
  • Strong Parental Involvement

Application Process

1. Pick up Application

Please pick up an application at our Operation Progress office located at 10221 Compton Ave, Suite 102, Los Angeles, CA, 90002. You may review the application in English or in Spanish before visiting us.

2. Fill out Application & Return

All completed application packets will contain:

  • Application with Essay
  • Teacher recommendation form
  • A copy of student’s most recent report card
  • Proof of Income. If you do not file taxes, you may bring a notarized form stating your annual income.
  • Parent Contract
  • Student Contract

Applications that are not completed will not be accepted, NO EXCEPTIONS. Please return all completed packets back to the Operation Progress office.

3. Selection

Selection committees will assess the applications in April. Final candidates and their parents will be called in for an interview at the end of April.

4. Decision

Final candidates will be informed of the final decisions during the first or second week of May, via phone and/or email.

If you have any questions, please contact our Admissions Director, Sara Corona Goldstein at sgoldstein@operationprogressla.org or (323) 749-0699.


Applications for the 2018-2019 school year are available at our office at 10221 Compton Ave, Suite 102, Los Angeles, CA 90002.


Early January-Late February: Open application period

April: OP staff and board selection process

May: Notification letters are mailed on acceptance decision

May: Parent and Student Orientation Meeting

June: Mandatory Summer School & Summer Program begins

August: School starts


student expectations



  • Maintain a 3.0 grade point average or above
  • Attend mandatory after school tutoring


  • Participate in 5 Pillars of Success programming
  • No unexcused absences


  • Show respectful behavior while at school and programming