Since 2000, Camino Nuevo Charter Academy (CNCA) changed the landscape of a struggling neighborhood.  In 2010-11, Jose A Castellanos was opened as the third elementary school campus under CNCA.  CNCA was chosen to operate the school under the Los Angeles Unified School District’s Public School Choice (PSC) process.  Click here to read a letter to parents from former Superintendent Ramon Cortines on the selection of CNCA.

CNCA brings its award winning Bilingual Program and award winning curriculum to all students at Jose A. Castellanos Elementary.  Our Bilingual Program and Curriculum, offered from kindergarten through 5th grade, builds on students’ Spanish language skills and is a vehicle for creating bilingual, bicultural students who value their linguistic and cultural heritage while preparing them for life in a linguistically diverse world.  The program has been awarded the Seal of Excellence Award by the California Association of Bilingual Educators.   

CNCA has a track record of success.  Our elementary students have achieved unprecedented academic gains throughout the years.  After its first year of operation, Jose A Castellanos achieved an API score of 808.  Now in our second year, we look forward to continued and improved academic success of all students.