Access Organizations
Serving the Los Angeles Area

*Applications for these organizations are due earlier than school application deadlines.  If these organizations are of interest to you, please note you will need to apply in the spring or early summer of 2019 for a fall 2020 entry.  Please contact them directly with any questions about their process and timeline.

Since the founding of A Better Chance in 1963, its mission has rested on a single goal: to substantially increase the number of well-educated students of color capable of assuming positions of responsibility and leadership in American society. Through a range of programs, A Better Chance works to recruit high achieving students of color, currently in grades 4-9, to help navigate the independent school admissions process and access expanded educational opportunities. A Better Chance is able to achieve this goal by annually supporting and placing over 550 A Better Chance Scholars nationally at more than 300 of the nation’s leading boarding, day, and community school programs.

Assisting with admission for middle and high school placement.

It is the mission of the Independent School Alliance to inform members of racial communities presently underrepresented in independent schools of the option of independent school education; to identify applicants from these communities and assist them in the application process; to provide ongoing support programs for students and their families’ and to act as a resource to member schools assisting them in their individual efforts to address issues of racial diversity and multicultural education.

Assisting with admission for elementary, middle, and high school placement.