I love it because they give the students an oppurtunity to engage in acitivites that they will need to know about for the real world and the teachers empower them.
A progressive learning environment with a dedicated and caring staff and an impressive focus on community. The positive change in my daughter's attitude towards school has been amazing.
The teachers are responsive and genuinely care about students' progress and the students respond to this kind of respect and professionalism.
New L.A. School has been so progressive since day one (1) opening. I have seen a great change in my grandson's attitude and he is now improving in his curriculum and his attitude toward his studies has improved immensely. The kids are happy and all appear to be learning. Looking forward to next year and more progressive. The school has good teachers, with down to earth attitudes and understandings.
Great place for inner-city children who are interested in developmental learning and looking ahead to college. Teachers are first rate; school executive director and principal are also fantastic. New LA is a public school with small classes, an inclusive mentality and forward-thinking educational model. It is first rate!
I love the mission of the school, it's staff and teachers! I love how excited my daughter is about learning and how supported she feels by her peers and the faculty. The schools approach to curriculum is innovative, challenging and inclusive. I would recommend this school in a heartbeat to another parent seeking a positive middle school experience!
The teachers and administration are inspirational. My daughter is thriving and reading more than ever. She has also made wonderful new friends. I highly recommend this school.
Due to the economy, I wasn't able to keep my daughter in private schools so I ended up putting her in a charter school. The public schools in our area are so terrible that I even had to homeschool my child for one year as an option. Luckily, I was able to get my daughter into New LA for middle school. This is my daughter's first year and so far, I'm happy with the teachers, the administration, and the location of the school.
This schol has teachers who really care and studnets who love to be there.
The school is like a small town, or a large family: 75 sixth graders, 75 seventh graders, 25 students per class with extraordinary facutlty and staff. The mission statement stresses building good people as well as good academic skills, and the students evidence both. While I'm thrilled that the API last year was 830(!), I am even more proud and thrilled with an incident that happened the first week of this school year. I had answered a cellphone call on the playground, and was unaware that pulling it out of my pocket also dragged out some folding money I had hastily stuffed in that pocket as well. A few minutes later, as I stood in the office talking to a staff member, a 12-year-old boy came in and handed the receptionist a wad of bills, saying 'We found this on the playground.' It was easy to identify as mine, I remembered the amount and denominations. But even now four weeks later, it's still wonderful and astounding to me that a pre-teen in an urban public middle school has so taken to heart the moral and values education of his school that he turned in unidentified cash to the office! When I remarked on this to a staff member, she told me this wasn't an isolated case. During the first week of school last year, a bag of chips went missing from an open cubby, and the entire sixth grade stopped everything to hold a town meeting about respect for others' property and feelings. No other property went missing all year. We are so pleased and grateful to be in this amazing environment. The school will add an eighth grade next year, and will need to move to another building to accommodate 225 students. We parents are fund-raising as best we can, because we want New Los Angeles Charter School to keep expanding, and take our kids through high school, too! Thank you.
This charter school is small (only 75 kids per grade), has a fantastic academic program, great teachers, and wonderful administrators. As a social justice school, they also teach the kids about good citizenship and really taking ownership of themselves and the school. Weekly task sheets help student learn how to organize their time to get assignments and projects in on time. At the weekly town hall, any student can raise any issue to discuss, address, and hopefully resolve. Students also come up with ideas on how to give back to the community. Daily advisory time at the beginning and end of the school day gives teachers an opportunity to really work with and get to know their students. My son showed steady improvement in humanities and consistency in math & science. He loves the school and is happy!
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