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Welcome to Hamlin

Hamlin Charter Academy, a conversion LAUSD school, is located in West Hills in the west San Fernando Valley. The school originally opened in 1959 as Hamlin Street Elementary School and has since been serving residents of West Hills, Woodland Hills and nearby neighborhoods.
Our history of continuous growth and improvement makes Hamlin Charter Academy a top choice for families seeking to enroll students and relocate to the area, competing favorably with nearby private, independent charter and magnet programs. Hamlin Charter Academy must compete to build and maintain its status as a high achieving elementary school in an area that has several similar schools.
Hamlin has always been a diverse community school with students from many socioeconomic backgrounds. We will preserve this tradition while expanding enrollment to areas outside of the standard District boundaries. We believe that expanding the diversity of our student population will enhance the ability of our students to be successful, contributing adults in our global culture.


Recent News

School Site Council Meeting

Our school’s governing board or SSC will have its first meeting of the school year on Wednesday, October 23rd at 2:45 in the Parent Center. Agenda items include the budget and the evaluation of our Single Plan for Student Achievement. All parents are invited to attend.
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Halloween grams will be sold from October 21st through October 28th during recess, lunch, and after school in front of the Parent Center for $1. Click here for the flyer. Our Halloween Parade will take place on Thursday, October 31 at 8:30. Students will arrive to school in their costume and after the parade, will change into their regular clothes. Parents are invited to stop by and observe the parade. We will also have a Pumpkin Carving Contest. This is an optional contest and awards will be given to the scariest, funniest, cutest, and most original. After lunch, students will trick or treat in school. Please do not take your students off site before 2:34 unless the child is properly checked out. Parent volunteers are needed for Trick or Treat event. Please notify the front office if you can volunteer.
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Lottery Applications through Unified Enrollment

The school lottery process for enrollment into Hamlin Charter Academy for the 2020-2021 school year has changed! We will no longer have paper applications. Applications will be completed online through Unified Enrollment only. Lottery applications will be accepted October 1st through November 15th. School tours will take place on October 4th, October 22nd, and November 12th starting at 8:30 in the auditorium. Acceptance emails will be sent in the second semester. A link to the application can be found here.
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Every school day counts, and every day a student is absent results in a missed opportunity for learning, as well as a loss of resources for your child’s school. Our goal is for all students to have no more than 7 absences all year. We need your help to reach this goal. “I Rise. I Attend. I Matter.” is our campaign to encourage each student to rise, attend every day, and create a life of meaning and purpose. Together, let us promote a healthy lifestyle and let’s talk to our students regularly about the importance of their education. Let’s partner together, celebrate successes and stay connected. For helpful tips and more information, please visit achieve.lausd.net/pupilservices or call Pupil Services at (213) 241-3844.