Our school is co-located with Berendo Middle School in Koreatown in the Pico-Union area of Los Angeles. We currently enroll 340 students from the surrounding areas serving low-income and immigrant families. YPI Charter Schools (YPICS) is on a traditional calendar with most district holidays. Classroom sizes vary from 25-30 students in all three grade levels (6-8).
Our process of enrollment consists of submitting an application and acceptance is based on available enrollment. YPICS accepts all students from all backgrounds and experiences including Special Education. Students are not required to live in the school zone area. We are a tuition-free school.
We offer a comprehensive community-centered curriculum founded in Common Core State Standards and project based learning. The difference between our charter school and traditional public schools is found in our charter petition that is submitted to LAUSD for approval. As a charter school, we fall under the jurisdiction of LAUSD Charter Division and all decisions are made with the approval of our Board of Directors, Executive and Site Administration teams.