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Do you feel this school develops honesty, integrity, and fairness in its students?
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Currently, most people answered Strongly agree (3 responses)
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Do you feel this school develops compassion, caring, and empathy in its students?
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Do you feel this school develops respect in its students?
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Do you feel this school develops persistence, grit, and determination in its students?
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How do you feel about the amount of homework given at this school?
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Currently, most people answered Just right (1 response)
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How effective do you feel the teachers are at this school?
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Is there someone at this school who you want to say "thanks" to?
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Westside Innovative School House 5

Posted May 23, 2016
- a parent
WISH Charter has changed my son's life. Rather than seeing him as just a kid in a wheelchair, WISH embraced, inspired and encouraged him in every aspect of his education since the school opened when he was in the 2nd grade. He now has a 4.0 GPA and is looking forward to entering the 8th grade in the fall. Now that the school has been approved to continue into high school, we know he will continue to be challenged and appreciated for who he is while he reaches pinacles even we, his parents never thought possible!

Westside Innovative School House
Develops grit: Strongly agree

Posted May 23, 2016
- a parent
If students are going to be responsible for the quality of their thinking and learning, they need to develop—and regularly use—an array of self-monitoring and self-management strategies. These metacognitive skills include noticing when one doesn't understand something and taking steps to remedy the situation, as well as formulating questions and inquiries that let one explore deep levels of meaning.


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Develops respect: Strongly agree

Posted May 23, 2016
- a parent
If someone were to visit WISH Secondary Academy on a typical day, he or she would have the opportunity to witness the caring nature of our staff who greet students daily at the gate with a handshake and smile upon arrival. Our paraprofessionals assist students finding their classrooms, managing their materials, and they provide supervisory support so that the entire campus remains safe. Paraprofessionals support students with and without disabilities, and coordinate activities that students of all abilities can participate in. Office staff welcomes families and assists them with their needs.

Westside Innovative School House
Develops empathy: Strongly agree

Posted May 23, 2016
- a parent
Before classes begin for the day, students can be seen socializing, playing basketball, and getting ready for the day to begin. While paraprofessionals are monitoring the campus, teachers are planning thematic units in grade level teams. General educators and special educators are co-planning lessons together to meet the needs of all students. The bell rings, and Jack, a sophomore who uses a wheelchair, begins working alongside his classmates Hunter and Imani on a project they call, “CSI: Blacklight”. They are trying to determine if a blacklight can be used to detect stains. Jack is fully included in the process, being able to access all of the tools needed to conduct the experiment with his peers. He is also the team’s leader, and I'm proud to be his mom.

Westside Innovative School House
Develops honesty: Strongly agree

Posted May 23, 2016
- a parent
SCHOOL MISSION & CULTURE module four canvas graphic module knowledge container arrow graphicWhat's the mission of the school you want to build? A MODULE TO INSPIRE YOU By identifying goals and developing a shared mindset we can build a framework for better teaching and learning. READ MODULE > icon representing School Mission & Culture Every great school needs a well-defined mission and culture — clearly articulated learning goals and practices that students, teachers, and administrators can all get behind. These goals guide your school’s rules, relationships, and behaviors. THINGS TO THINK ABOUT You will be designing a school from the ground up. What goals for student learning will define and motivate your school’s community? How will you assess student success? These goals should also establish how your school creates high expectations for learning and behavior, and for students’ success beyond high school. How will you cultivate consistent, productive, respectful relationships among students and adults? How will you establish an inclusive and supportive community and a sense of belonging among students, teachers, parents, and others? APPLICATION QUESTIONS What mission, purpose, and core values will animate and unify your school? Consider how these might build the engagement of students and adults, rally the support of your community, and drive the development of your school. Provide up to 300 words and/or describe and upload 1-3 videos, images, or other materials that illustrate how you might communicate your mission to others, including prospective students, teachers, and parents. Westside Innovative School House High School Charter serves as a school that models best practices for inclusive education, university partnerships, and a constructivist, interdisciplinary approach. Our school leverages best practices in project-based and real world learning to foster key academic, social, and ethical skills and attitudes that can only be developed when students with various abilities, needs, and backgrounds learn together! Important academic, social, and ethical skills and attitudes are developed when students with various strengths, needs, and backgrounds learn together


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Grateful to: Teacher

Posted May 23, 2016
- a parent
Mr. Zed has been wonderful in his first year as a teacher. Our daughter has grown each year immensely. Mr. Zed has her interested and involved in learning and excited about school. Thanks Mr. Zed for all you do!

Westside Innovative School House 5

Posted December 07, 2015
- a parent
My children are thriving at Wish! They are excelling academically, all while learning important social skills and developing into kind human beings.

Westside Innovative School House
Grateful to: School leader

Posted November 22, 2015
- a parent
In honesty, I'd check School leader, Teacher, Staff member, Parent, and Student. WISH gives so much to be thankful for, from every single member of our community. From the strong, dedicated, passionate and compassionate leadership, the strength of WISH bleeds into every single branch of this community, a community I am blessed and thankful to be a part of.


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Develops respect: Strongly agree

Posted November 22, 2015
- a parent
With a principal like Dr. Shawna Draxton and a team of administrators and teachers like we have at WISH, complemented by the passionate and committed parent community, the level of respect at WISH begins and lives strong in all these areas and feeds effortlessly into our students.

Westside Innovative School House
Develops empathy: Strongly agree

Posted November 22, 2015
- a parent
WISH doesn't only develop it in their style, they actually take the time to teach it.

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Westside Innovative School House
6550 West 80th Street, Los Angeles, CA  90045-1127
(310) 642-9474
Last modified Westside Innovative School House is a Charter school that serves grades K-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 8 out of 10 based on academic quality.
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