Operation Progress LA | Apply to OP
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Application Steps

Due to strategic initiatives in place, we will not be accepting students for the 2020-2021 school year. Please check this page again closer to 2021 for updates on the following year. Thank you for understanding.


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 last year’s application in English or in Spanish. We are currently not accepting applications for the 2020-2021 school year.

2. Fill out Application & Return

All completed application packets will contain:

  • Application with Essay
  • 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 March. Final candidates and their parents will be called in for an interview at the end of March.

4. Decision

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

If you have any questions, please contact us: (323) 749-0699.


We are currently not accepting applications.


Early January-Late February: Open application period

March: OP staff and board selection process

April: 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 homework help


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


  • Show respectful behavior while at school and programming