La Academia works to partner with many organizations to provide as many opportunities as possible for our scholars. Below you’ll find instructions to apply!

La Academia Partnership Charter School (LAPCS), the only tuition-free charter school in Lancaster County, offers scholars in grades 6 through 12 a unique opportunity to focus on 21st-century learning. With our five-year goal of becoming a dual-language school with a STEM focus, La Academia is preparing scholars to be global citizens and highly skilled workers. Small classes, hands-on learning, and linkages to local employers make La Academia unique and highly relevant for today’s learners.

Our charter school currently has an enrollment of about 220 scholars in grades 6-12. New scholars are selected by random lottery. LAPCS does not discriminate against scholars or others on the basis of sex, religion, color, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, pregnancy, physical, mental or emotional, or learning disability or handicap. We welcome and value differences among people. 

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2023-2024 School Year – Returning LAPCS Scholars

Look for the Intent to Return email from LAPCS. The step-by-step instructions provide a unique code for you to register each child you are enrolling. (Use the “Registration” link above.)

2023-2024 School Year – New Scholar Applications (Next Year)

  1. The enrollment process starts by creating an account through PowerSchool Enrollment.

  2. Links to the enrollment site (2023-2024 SY New Scholar Application) can be found near the top of this page.

  3. After you complete the application, you will hear from our Enrollment Coordinator once it is fully processed.

  4. Upon acceptance, you will receive a Snapcode to complete the registration process. (Use the “Registration” link above.)

  5. This process needs to be completed individually for each child that is applying.


Each grade is filled with 32 scholars selected by lottery, with the exception of 6th grade which is capped at 25 scholars. Preference is given to previously enrolled scholars and scholars with siblings enrolled at the school. Applicants not selected in the lottery are placed on a waiting list.

All applications for the 2023-2024 school year to be included in the lottery are due Wednesday, May 10, 2023, at 4:00 pm. Applications submitted after this date will still be accepted but will not be included in the lottery. These applications will automatically be placed on the waiting list.

The lottery will take place on Monday, May 15, 2023. Applicants will be notified of their status on or before May 19, 2023. Scholars not selected in the lottery will be placed on a waiting list and notified when spots for enrollment are available. After scholars are accepted, other documentation will be required.