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Be a part of the Lion Family! 

Interested in becoming a Lion?  We hope so!  Currently, we are accepting applications for the 2018 -2019 academic school year.  To be considered for admission, please download, fill out and return the LVLA Admissions Application (below)  to our main office, or complete, scan and email the admissions application to If you have any questions, feel free to text or call  408-479-0253. You can apply online here.
You can also contact Ernesto Hernandez, History Teacher and Admissions Support Staff by emailing:
Additionally, Rafael Escalante, TFHE Director of Admissions and Community Engagement can be reached via e-mail at

Thank you and we are excited to welcome you to the family! 

Enrollment Timeline

June-November 1st: Intent to enroll forms collected 

November 1st: Application period officially opens

May 1st: Application deadline, if waitlist is achieved

May 15th: Public random lottery held, if necessary. Status of application will be mailed to families

Implementation of Lottery System

Parents of prospective attendees will be informed by means of the school application packet of the school’s capacity and the possibility of a lottery if demand for school slots exceeds the number of slots available. The packet information will apprise prospective school families of the order of preference in selection of students. That order is: Current families have the first priority. Families within the East Side Union High School District have second priority. And non-district students have third priority. If such a lottery becomes necessary, it will be held as many days from the start of the school year as is possible from the time it becomes clear there will be more applicants than slots. This will be done to give those families not chosen sufficient time to register in another school should they not be chosen for the proposed charter school.

If you wish to read more about our application process, please download our Student Admissions Policies and Procedures below: