Compliance Information

Compliance Statement
The Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) Charter School Division (CSD) conducts yearly performance-based oversight for all LAUSD authorized charter schools. The CSD observes and monitors our school’s performance in view of state and federal law, LAUSD policy and our school’s charter.

School Accountability Report Card (SARC)
Since November 1988, state law has required all public schools receiving state funding to prepare and distribute a SARC. The purpose of the report card is to provide parents and the community with important information about the school. The SARC is an effective way for our school to report on our progress.

Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP)
Beginning July 1, 2013, the State of California changed the funding formula for public education and required schools and school districts to develop a Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP). The LCAP is a plan that aligns the district or charter school’s educational goals with financial resources. The Board of Trustees approves the LCAP yearly. Monitoring of the LCAP takes place throughout the school year.

Education Protection Account (EPA) Spending Plan
With the passage of Proposition 30, which temporarily increases the personal income tax rates for upper income taxpayers and the sales tax rate for all taxpayers, the State of California officially established the Education Protection Account (EPA). Revenue generated from the increased taxes are deposited into the EPA and later distributed to districts and charter schools.

While funds from the EPA are part of a district or charter school’s general purpose funding, Proposition 30 specifies that EPA funds may not be used for salaries or benefits of administrators or any other administrative costs.

The Community Preparatory Academy spending plan allocates the EPA funds to support teacher salaries.

CPA EPA spending plan 2018-19

Single Plan for Student Achievement (SPSA)
The SPSA is required for all schools participating in programs funded through the consolidated application process. The content of the SPSA is aligned with school goals for improving pupil achievement and serves as the organizer for our schools’ improvement process. The School Site Council develops the plan.


Homeless Education—McKinney Vento

Please contact Bernardo Lopez, Community Preparatory Academy (CPA) Homeless Liaison, for assistance by calling 323-751-1461 or by emailing

CPA provides homeless students (i.e. students in shelters and motels, doubled up with another family or sleeping in cars or on the streets) assistance with:

  • School supplies
  • Backpacks
  • Clothing

Referrals for homeless students and families:

  • Counseling
  • Temporary housing (i.e. Upward Bound House Shelter, St. Joseph’s Homeless Solution Center, Venice)


Keeping Parents Informed: Charter Transparency

Community Preparatory Academy (CPA) is an independent public charter school governed by a Board of Trustees and authorized by the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD). On January 12, 2016, the LAUSD Board approved a resolution, “Keeping Parents Informed: Charter Transparency”. This resolution highlights information that public charter schools share with parents, as written in the Charter Petition, School Accountability Report Card, Local Control Accountability Plan, Audited Financial Statements and/or the Parent/Student Handbook.


This information is available for CPA on the website. Parents may request this information in English or any single primary language meeting the requirements of Sections 45400 through 45403 of the California Education Code. Please submit public record requests for translated information to the GICS Administrative Office.


Title IX

Community Preparatory Academy (CPA) does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its education programs and activities, as required by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. Inquiries concerning the application of Title IX may be referred to CPA’s Title IX Coordinator, or the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights. It is the policy of CPA to maintain an academic and work environment free of discrimination, harassment, sexual harassment, sexual misconduct, domestic violence, dating violence, stalking and retaliation for students, faculty, and employees. Such conduct is contrary to the standards of the school community and common decency. It diminishes individual dignity, impedes equal employment and educational opportunities and equal access to freedom of academic inquiry, and creates barriers to fulfilling CPA’s educational, and service missions. Such conduct will not be tolerated at CPA.

 Discrimination, harassment, sexual harassment, sexual misconduct, domestic violence, dating violence, stalking and retaliation also are illegal; they are prohibited in the employment context by Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, in the education context by Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, and, in both employment and education contexts, by California’s anti-discrimination laws. Such conduct also can violate federal and state criminal laws.

 Community Preparatory Academy does not discriminate on the basis of race, age, creed, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, and pregnancy. CPA complies with the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended, related Executive Orders 11246 and 11375, Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972, Sections 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Section 402 of the Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974, as amended, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, as amended, The Pregnancy Discrimination Act of 1978, Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, the Civil Rights Act of 1991, the ADA Amendments Act of 2008, the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008, and all civil rights laws of the State of California. Accordingly, equal opportunity of employment and admission shall be extended to all persons. CPA shall promote equal opportunity and treatment in employment through a positive and continuing affirmative action program for ethnic minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and veterans.

Concerns or questions may be directed to the CPA Title IX Coordinator Elissa Sanchez at or calling (424) 329-3610

More information on filing a Title IX complaint with the US Department of Education Office of Civil Rights may be found HERE.



Community Preparatory Academy Links

Charter Petition


CPA_Local Control and Accountability Plan 2017

CPA_Local Control and Accountability Plan 2018


CPA EPA Spending Plan 2017-18

CPA EPA Spending Plan 2018-19


CPA_Uniform Complaint Procedures 2018-19

CPA_Suicide Prevention Policy 2018-19

CPA_Community Handbook 2018-19

LAUSD Resolution – Charter Transparancy