The Certification Process

LACOE has developed a rigorous, three-year process to officially certify a school site as a Road To Success Academy.


A committee composed of LACOE staff from various divisions and departments visits each applicant school at the beginning of the planning year and quarterly during the implementation year. The committee uses an established rubric to review and provide support as sites plan and implement. At the end of the third year, the committee begins final certification review visits to determine if the school has successfully implemented each of the five RTSA elements.

The committee determines whether to recommend certification of the school as a Road To Success Academy.

A validation team, comprised of experts outside of LACOE, verifies and confirms findings. Certification is for a period of three years with a mid-point review if it is determined that the school has met the minimum standards on each of RTSA's five elements.