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Programs

Classes

4
Visual Arts
including: Design
3
Music
including: Vocal lessons / coaching
2
Languages
including: Vietnamese
Music Choir / Chorus
Instrumental and theory music lessons
Vocal lessons / coaching
Performing & written arts Dance
Improv
Media arts Computer animation
Graphics
Technical design and production
Video and film production
Visual arts Design
Drawing / Sketching
Painting
Textiles
World languages taught Spanish
Vietnamese
Academic themes / Areas of focus Arts (all)
Environmental
Mathematics
Music
Performing arts
Science
Service learning
Social justice
Visual arts
Writing
Academic themes / Areas of focus (misc.) Outdoor Ed.
Instructional / curriculum models used Core Knowledge
Gifted / High performing
Individually guided instruction
Project-based
Standards-based
Instructional / curriculum models used (misc.) Vgotsky Learning Theories
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered Yes
Bi-lingual or language immersion languages Spanish
Vietnamese

Support

8
Facilities
including: Sports Fields
Extra learning resources Acceleration
Counseling
Differentiated learning programs
Mentoring
Remediation
Tutoring
Level of ESL/ELL programming Basic - school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Moderate - school consistently offers a full program for particular ESL/ELL needs
Level of special education programming Basic - school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Intensive - school offers a full program for many needs and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program for very challenging needs
Facilities Sports Fields
Auditorium
Multi-purpose room ("Cafegymatorium")
Outdoor learning lab
Parent center
Performance stage
Playground
Computer lab

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Students

Student diversity

  This school
Hispanic 65%
Black 13%
Asian 9%
White 8%
Two or more races 2%
Pacific Islander 0%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0%
Source: See notes

Students by group

  This school
English learners 52%
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 92%
Female 47%
Male 53%
Source: See notes

Extracurriculars

1
Girls Sports
including: Soccer
1
Boys Sports
including: Soccer
4
Clubs
including: Art club
Girls sports Soccer
Boys sports Soccer
Clubs (misc.) Builders Club
  Sierra Club
  Reality changers
Clubs Art club
Arts and crafts
Cooking club
Community service
Extended care / Extended programs Before
After
After school end time 6:00 AM
Before school start time 7:30 AM

Culture

Dress code Dress code
Parent involvement Attend parent nights
Chaperone school trips
Organize cultural events
Organize fundraising events
Present special topics during curricular units
Serve on school improvement team or governance council
Tutor
Bullying / cyber bullying policy Yes
Students typically come from these schools Ibarra
  Central
  Monroe Clark Middle
Students typically continue on to these schools Health Sciences Charter
  Arroyo Paso Charter High
  Hoover High

Teachers

10
Staff
including: Music teacher
Staff Art teacher
Cooking / nutrition teacher
Dance teacher
Gifted Specialist
Math specialist
Music teacher
PE instructor
Special education coordinator
Speech and language therapist
Tutor
World languages spoken by staff Mandarin
Spanish
Vietnamese

Neighborhood

Transportation options Passes / tokens provided for public transportation
Buses / vans provided for students

Enrollment

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Application or enrollment process Yes
Type of application deadline Rolling
# of applications received 220
For the year 2012-2013
# of students accepted 220
For the year 2012-2013

Sources

Student diversity CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014
Students by group CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014