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Van Nuys, CA
Students enrolled: 940
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6842 Van Nuys Boulevard
Van Nuys, CA 91405

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(818) 994-4744
(818) 994-9381
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December 07, 2014
Our daughter is a sophomore at CHAMPS and we couldn't be happier. The teachers are dedicated, skilled, creative and innovative, providing multiple approaches to content allowing the kids to learn in ways that work for them. The school's production of In the Heights just concluded and these kids were amazing. Opening night was Broadway quality and it was inspiring to see the Academies come together to produce a show. Our daughter was honored to be part of this cast of hardworking, talented kids who rehearsed for 2 months and it showed! The facilities could be better and the governance council and PTSA are working on that aspect. PTSA annual giving drive is underway which will provide funds for all Academies. It just goes to show, it's not the facilities but the people who make or break the success of the school!

- submitted by a parent
December 24, 2013
This is my first year at CHAMPS and I love it so much the teachers are amazing like no other school I've been to or will ever go to. They take your personal needs into consideration and theres many teachers there that are just amazing, indescribable. The counselors/teachers have helped me try to accomplish my dream of theatre tech and college, something I'll always be grateful for. The atmosphere is amazing, no one judges you and it's a very nice, comforting environment to learn in an everyday basis.

- submitted by a community member
December 01, 2013
Don't just read the reviews ... bring your student for a tour of the school during session ... you will see the encouraging, charismatic learning environment and student engagement for yourself! Another parent wrote this in their review ... but this is how we came to choose CHAMPS. My daughter and I visited three schools during her 8th grade year, and she chose CHAMPS as a result of what she saw during our tour. We weren't disappointed! She loves school for the first time I can remember. Come and visit ... you'll see, too!

- submitted by a parent
November 09, 2013
I was a bit skeptical after transferring to this school a little more than a month after starting sophomore year. Having come from a poorly managed LAUSD high school that failed to address my needs - both socially and academically, I applied to CHAMPS in a last resort effort to salvage my high school experience. Hearing mixed reviews about the CHAMPS experience since my middle school years at the Walter Reed IHP, I wasn't too sure if it was the right decision to make such an abrupt change. Thankfully, I went with my gut instinct and transferred - proving to be one of the best decisions of my life. Though the school isn't perfect, I have been provided with the opportunity to take several rigorous AP classes, play at the House of Blues with the award-winning jazz band, and more recently be a part of the renowned debate team. Though kids at the school can be rude and cliquey at times, I have made far more meaningful social connections then I would have at my previous school. If you're a parent or student who is interested in a unique high school experience, definitely consider CHAMPS. College acceptance rates are eve on par with most LA private schools. Only downside is the campus..

- submitted by a student
October 25, 2013
We have a new principal at Champs that is continuing the great work of our previous principal with her own spin! She is helping to bring new programs to our school to benefit the parents and students. We have been having Parent ed type programs aimed at teen issues all parents need to be aware of. Looking forward to more new additions to this wonderful school. Come check it out!!!

- submitted by a parent
October 24, 2013
My son is a freshman in the jazz band and he could not be happier. He had a tough time in middle school with his peers. The environment at CHAMPS harbors students who support one another. The curriculum is rigorous! This school is definitely for the more motivated student. New principal is very present and involved. School needs more parent involvement. There is no PTA/booster club president so meetings have been cancelled.

- submitted by a parent
October 20, 2013
My daughter has thrived at Champs since she transferred here several weeks after starting 9th grade at another school. The teachers, for the most part, are young, enthusiastic and creative in their approach to teaching. They're not jaded like many LAUSD teachers who are just waiting for their retirement package to kick in. These teachers WANT to be here and they want to make a difference in their students lives. I'm not saying this is true of every teacher, but a good percentage of them fit this description. It's a great school for kids who don't necessarily want to be in a typical academic environment. There's much more room to express individuality and creativity. The new principal is a bit on the old-fashioned side and I hope she eases up on the strict rules she's imposed, like dress coding, since she started this year. She needs to have a more compassionate understanding of her student body. But overall, I couldn't be happier with the education my daughter is receiving at Champs.

- submitted by a parent
October 19, 2013
CHAMPS young enthusiastic teachers. Changes this year at the administrative level are troublesome and confusing. It seems a little too top heavy with a principal, assistant principal, E.D, Etc. Weekly info from the school has declined. VERY limited sports. No orchestra, but there is great jazz band. Performing arts is strong, with multi media being 2nd. Robotics used to be very strong, but have not heard this year. Honors and AP classes.available. The college guidance team: If you want your kid to get into a college that is a good fit for them, Anne and Yasmine will make that happen. They are knowlegeble, passionate, and really like and understand teensagers. I overheard one mom say, "when Anne gets up to talk to the kids at meetings, she is greeted like a rock star" and that is true. There is a BOD, .I don't know what they are doing. They don't seem forthcoming. They seem to want to put more kids than can fit. (my opinion) because more kids=more money. And while that is true a lot of people like CHAMPS precisely because it is smaller. There is no PTA. There is a governance council, and booster club. My student agrees that the kids get along better than at most schools.

- submitted by a parent
October 04, 2013
CHAMPS has made major, major headway in recent years. They have a college acceptance rate that rivals many of the top private schools. The college counselor Anne Cochran has been named national "College Counselor that Changes Lives", 2013 "YALE Educator of the Year" and is a correspondent on college success for FOX NEWS. Many of the educators at CHAMPS have many years of experience in the entertainment industry and continue to write, produce and direct professional theatre and film. There are several award winning teachers and the performing arts specialists are at the top of their game. Many arts educators at CHAMPS arrived from major universities, THE MUSIC CENTER and schools like LACHSA and Juilliard.

- submitted by a community member
August 27, 2013
We love this school. The teachers and the staff are very committed to the students. My daughter has been really happy so far. The only downside of the school is the location. My daughter is okay with it though.

- submitted by a parent
May 03, 2013
I think that CHAMPS gives different experiences for different parents and students. If you are in performing arts with their separate PTA and are wealthy, your experience can be very different from a student from the neighborhood with no money to donate. Having said that there are also great differences in different academies and departments. Math and science outside of the upper level AP and honors course and excepting some biology are abysmal. Test scores bear that out. English and social studies seem to be much stronger with exceptions. Communication has improved somewhat. There is still a distinct problem with teachers and administration failing to answer emails, return calls, address issues and teachers have a problem with timely entry of grades into Teacherease. BUT, I have seen the school working to weed out poorly performing teachers and only one of my child's teachers this year fails to answer any emails or phone calls. For an artistic child it's a good choice. For the more academically inclined it's a mixed bag and you need to be very proactive. The new ED seems very professional. Perhaps the new principal will remedyb the leadership vaccum.

- submitted by a parent
November 21, 2012
I love CHAMPS! I am a sophomore and I love it here. The teachers are amazing and they are all very supportive and understanding. The staff is amazing and friendly. Overall CHAMPS is awesome.

- submitted by a student
August 16, 2012
This is my son's third year at CHAMPS. When we first started there was a fair degree of turnover at the administrative level, which I think has resulted in some of the anxious/negative comments, but that seems to be stabilizing. I like the teachers a lot and the relatively newer people coming in at the administrative level have been positive and responsive. My son loves the school. I give the school a 4 rather than 5 because the physical space has its limitations and because like any other public school CHAMPS is struggling with resources and student/teacher ratio, but that comes with the territory.

- submitted by a parent
July 13, 2012
We are reading the varies comments posted by the parents; and I would like to know should I allow my son, to attend The CHAMPS school? Currently, we are in private, Catholic school and have been for 4 years; my son is interested into Media; and he is more the performing arts type. I don't want my desires or other parents dislikes about the school's administrative stand in his way? What are your suggestions? Ms. Clarification! Thank you...

- submitted by a parent
June 10, 2012
My daughter LOVES this school. Everyone fits in with someone. Lots of diversity. She got straight A's her freshman year and loves her teachers. That is all that matters to me. She's happy! I don't love that they have two campuses...think the halls in Phoenix Bldg are toooo narrow, but the Church Campus is wonderful! The best thing about Champs...Brad Koepenick.

- submitted by a parent
December 01, 2011
After having read many of the reviews, I was a bit skeptical before the beginning of this school year. My daughter is a freshman and she came from a much larger school. It is now December 1, 2011 and I am so pleased with my daughters teachers, their enthusiasm, their qualifications, their interest and their great communicaton. i ALWAYS know what happening on campus, and how she is doing in her classes. The Honors classes are challenging, but encompass many aspects of the arts as well. I must say that all in all I, my husband, and my daughter are VERY pleased with the education, the teachers, and the atmosphere. It has put me at ease and I am looking forward to the remainder of her years to be the same.

- submitted by a parent
October 19, 2011
I wanted to share my wonderful experience at CHAMPS with you. My child entered as a freshman this year. Making that high school decision was a tough one. The reviews here were so varied. Without bias,I must say that we are delighted with CHAMPS. First off, the academics are first rate.My Honors student is extremely challenged and has plenty of homework to back it all up. I was so impressed with the teachers at Back To School night. Their qualifications and joy of teaching are thrilling. It's a great college prep education. The variety of electives and Academies are all the icing on the cake. The New Media program has been top notch and we were so impressed with the theatre presentations that we attended last year. When I toured the school last year. I was amazed at how nice and outgoing the children were. My child has found that to be true and told me yesterday that she has never been in such a friendly setting even in elementary school. I feel that the administration and all the office staff are very helpful.We had a slight schedule issue in the beginning of the year and it was handled with personal care. Great parent participation, amazing college counselor and lockers too.BRAVO!

- submitted by a parent
August 16, 2011
It's interesting to read the criticisms of CHAMPS. To be sure, there have been some changes in the school, and it's not perfect. But the teachers are very dedicated and generally of high quality. They go above and beyond for the students. And, the API scores continue to indicate the high quality of education. It's still a relatively young Charter school, but you'd be hard pressed to find a better LAUSD school.

- submitted by a parent
July 28, 2011
To parents concerned about the variation in positive and negative responses: When CHAMPS first opened it was an exceptional school but in the last year the newly appointed Senior Administrators have taken a financial focus which is never good for students. Whenever there is excessive turnover you can be assured there are issues. To verify just call the school and ask how much turnover they have had in the last year that will give you your answer. Champs is no longer selective with the entrance process if you have a heart beat you can be admitted. The entire school year the transcripts from my child s former school was never requested. Many teachers do not post grades for months on teacherease and they do not send out report cards.

- submitted by a parent
July 28, 2011
The majority if reviews here are from parents and I am a student at CHAMPS here to reassure you. I am going to be a sophomore and I loved my freshman year. I am in the Drama Academy and it was one of the most amazing experiences of my life. The freshman drama teacher changed me as a person. Don't be afraid of sending your kid to this school due to the parental reviews. I loved it. Most people who dont like it just really don't care about school in general and I saw that a lot. CHAMPS is making a lot of changes and for the better. I love my school and it's doing a lot better than other schools. And remember parents: private DOESNT mean better.

- submitted by a student
July 07, 2011
I think the whole "the parents are cranky but the students are happy" has pretty much been debunked by the the three (3!) student protests including the newly elected student council. It is ridiculous and extremely disrespectful to the parents who want a good education for their children, and the children themselves, to continue to deny, cover-up and if all else fails name call. Go to the GoPetition website (search CHAMPS) and look at some of the comments from students and parents and read whats going on with the executive board. I am not impressed with the new principal. He seems to find parents annoying and an intrusion at best. So many teachers are resigning. Also it's not a performing arts and media school anymore. Now more than 50% of the students aren't arts at all and the name is changing. Where was the consultation and communication for all of this? There is no communication at CHAMPS and you're a bad person if you think it should be otherwise. No one cared about my kid. She was taken out of a promised class and dumped in another with, again, no notice or consultation. Still no report cards or final grades. No schedules for next year.What a shame.

- submitted by a parent
June 25, 2011
Charter High School of the Arts, Multi-Media and Performing, is high school as we all hoped it might be or could be! Students here are brilliant, creative, and aware, so kind and compassionate, intensely creative and dynamic. Students here are valued for the unique individuals they are! What's most incredible is that the school community of parents, faculty, staff, administration, alumni, and board encourages and nurtures every single student in finding their passion and pursuing it! Charter High School of the Arts offers a myriad of avenues for the creative student to develop their gifts, be it in Media, Performing Arts, Film, Robotics, Visual Arts, Radio, Creative Writing, Athletics, or Community Service Projects. The Faculty is top-notch and supremely dedicated, caring for the welfare, growth, and learning of all students. Please come visit us at champscharter.org or call (818) 994-7614. We have ongoing tours of our school throughout the school year which begins August 22nd. Please come find out for yourself about our most magnificent school. Sincerely, --Dedicated to CHAMPS

- submitted by a teacher
June 22, 2011
To the parent who attributes negative reviews to cranky parents, let me first say that I was determined to give the new ED a chance and have listened quietly at Board Meetings before formulating an opinion on the changes that have occurred over the last year. When other parents bemoaned the demise of the school when the new ED took over, I said give it a chance. Even when the PA heads were terminated, I gave the ED the benefit of the doubt. I am not cranky - I am disenchanted and sad. It breaks my heart to see what has happened to this school in less than a year. Yesterday, we lost some great teachers. I imagine we will lose more over the summer. Board members are dismissive and rude to any parent who dares to ask a question or express an opinion contrary to a Board decision. At Board Metings, "open discussion" is placed on the agenda BEFORE any agenda item of controversy. If parents then wants to as a question, we are told that the open discussion portion of the meeting is over. The Board and ED govern with intimidation, fear and arrogance. This must stop. I used to recommend this school to my friends with younger children. I no longer do.

- submitted by a parent
June 16, 2011
Unbelievably good teachers at this school. Much better academics than LACHSA (both from word of mouth and by API scores--823 vs. 663). I'm looking for stronger leadership from some of the administration, but the teachers are fantastic.

- submitted by a parent
June 13, 2011
Hi all By the new head do you new Exc. Director or the School principal Thanks

- submitted by a community member
June 08, 2011
If your child does not fit in at a regular public school because they are creative, artsy or deemed "different" they will be embraced at CHAMPS. CHAMPS is a school where the arts and education are blended seamlessly. My child attended for 4 years and has grown as both an artist and a person during that time. My child was accepted to her first choice college as was about 90% of the other graduates. CHAMPS rocks!

- submitted by a parent
June 08, 2011
If you read the bad reviews, please be aware they are written by a few very cranky parents whose children LOVE the school. There are heads of the various performing arts - Dance, Music, Drama all have a chair person. The students in performing arts are very happy and amazing performers. The Robotics department head left for personal reasons, there is a temporary teacher for the rest of the school year. A new head will be in place when the new school year starts. If you wonder if this is the right school for your child - tour the campus, attend the MANY performing arts events between now and the end of the year. This coming Saturday is an all day performing arts event. The Teachers, administrators and support staff are FABULOUS. The class size tops at, I think, 25. The attendance rate is 97%. All of the seniors who applied to colleges and universities were accepted; only a few did not apply. The students are learning a lot, they are HAPPY. PLEASE ignore the complaining parents and instead ask their children about the school. Administration welcomes parent input. There are a huge number of volunteers and involved parents.

- submitted by a parent
June 06, 2011
If you look back through the string of posts on this site you will see a definite change of opinion around Nov 2010. The school changed direction led by the new Exec Dir supported by a Board of Directors of narrow view and focused on positive finance at any cost. This has resulted in the loss of 2 dept heads Robotics and Perf Arts. The events and actions surrounding these departures are alarming in themselves. There are currently no heads of Perf Arts or Robotics, they are not represented in governance and are left largely unaware other than what is told them by admin. There has been a clear shift of power and alliances. This was a fabulous school offering prep in the arts modeled after Juilliard and LaGuardia School of the Arts (FAME), It has been rendered down to just a good high school program, but the school as a whole is at great risk. The school at decision level Governance is in a tail spin. The parents have been removed from the process except for fundraising and giving. There is currently an active campaign by admin to post positive to this site. Attending parents + should post their hearts.

- submitted by a parent
June 06, 2011
I'm thinking about enrolling my son in Champs, but after reading all the mixed reviews I'm scared. I really don't know what to do..Please someone write me back (the truth) in all of this mess. Is it as crazy there as people write????? Undecided.

- submitted by a parent
May 31, 2011
We're a Freshman family, and overall, we're very happy at CHAMPS. It's quirky, artsy and not for everybody, to be sure...despite all its loosy goosy progressiveness and decided lack of dress code, the teachers my child has are devoted, dynamic and caring. The kids are by and large smart, funny and creative. I really don't get the disdain for the Exec. Director, he's there at 9PM attending parent meetings, and at 8A having coffee in the parking lot if you need to talk to him. There is one teacher badmouthing him very indiscreetly to the kids - not cool...Yeah, they overdo it a bit on the money thing, but you could be paying $25K at Oakwood..so you get asked for $100 here and there...most of the complainers could afford it... We just had a huge all-school event - a 12 hour music festival on a Saturday with dozens of student performers, outside bands, food trucks and more. The CHAMPS Community is intact despite the many changes the school's gone through. The diehard parent volunteers are amazing. Ask me again in a year, but for now - we're very happy!!

- submitted by a parent
May 30, 2011
Although there have been changes at CHAMPS, I was told that without these changes, the school could have been closed due to budget shortages. None of the teachers have received a pink slip, as many have in other schools. Also, CHAMPS has not cut any of their programing due to finances. Everybody has been asked to pitch in and help keep our school going strong. My student loves her teachers, and we have been very happy at CHAMPS. Other students seem happy and engaged. Considering what is going on throughout the school district and the difficult economic years for everybody, I feel very fortunate to have a safe educational environment for my student.

- submitted by a parent
May 11, 2011
We are quite new to CHAMPS Charter this year and I was in so much hope that my son would be not only achieving here but happy with many students of same nature. I am much amazed at difference between what we were told and real functioning. Administration is not happy to talk to parents under any circumstance excepting donating money. We are told to look at website, but for what reason since many teachers do not post grades for months or ever! For me, experience of CHAMPS is in total this last week when we were required to attend to stated Curriculum Night to discuss next years classes and schedule. But, surprise, we were not allowed, except a little, to make a discussion on classes. Mr. McManus was very impatient that parents had nerve to ask questions. He answered a few-much of this was brushing off. Then we were told if we really wanted to ask questions about classes and schedule-stated purpose of meeting!-we were sent to stand at corner and wait with many, many parents. Real purpose is revealed with demands for more donations. Worst thing is recent discovery that many teachers DO NOT HAVE PROPER QUALIFICATIONS! I will be calling Charter division at LAUSD

- submitted by a parent
May 08, 2011
As a parent of a student who entered CHAMPS two years ago I am truly shocked at the degree to which this once excellent school has tumbled. The new administration and the executive board are not responsive or forthcoming . You can not get a straight answer from anyone in authority. The teachers have been beaten down to the extent that I think they have given up and that is detrimental to the students. My daughter will not be returning next year as she is no longer happy here and as a parent neither am I. For the sake of those students who remain I hope the executive body will wake up and recognize that if somthing is not done this school will be lost forever. Very bad situation.

- submitted by a parent
April 30, 2011
Wow. Parents have been talking about the fake reviews the administration was putting up and I didn't believe it till I read them. They sound just like Mr. K and his frantic overheated cheerleading. Now of this changes the facts. And no it isn't just about what teenagers like. That's why they have parents. And the kids aren't happy either. It hasn't been planned change. It's been reeling from one crisis to the next. My kid's teacher NEVER passed out the surveys for the school district like she was supposed to. And I definitely have to agree with all the posters below- the administration is not receptive and responsive to parents' concerns. My kid's teachers complain to her constantly but out of all of them only one has bothered to update grades. Communication is nil. And they do not respond to emails or return calls. Plus they're so busy rebelling against the executive director, I don't see how anything productive can be happening. My kid came home telling me his teacher said the executive director was ruining the school l and his teacher had posted on the Champs website, the work in progress new school guidelines so that everyone could see and complain. Serious problems here.

- submitted by a parent
April 30, 2011
I have to say there are good things and bad things about CHAMPS but I really think the fighting between admin and teachers is a huge problem. The fighting between parents and admin is a big one too. My daughter comes home everyday with new problems that I have to address and no one wants to deal with it. I, for one, would appreciate CHAMPS getting over the desperate PR campaign and keeping up a front and talk about all the problems and what they are doing or planning to do about them. I don't think all the teachers are bad and I don't think the admin is, but they're constant attempt to pretend nothing is wrong is a disservice to the parents and most of all to the students. And I agree with some of the posters below, I don't appreciate parents serious concerns for their students to be termed whiners-the principal clearly needs to reign in Mr. Koepenick and his extreme rudeness. This is a school in turmoil and pretending otherwise doesn't help. I feel my daughter's education is definitely suffering and we are taking a long look at moving her. The Administration needs to step up to the plate and be accountable- they would really have my support then.

- submitted by a parent
April 26, 2011
The school is really on a roll!! There have been changes this year, but all for the better. The new heads of the Academy have taken the time to learn about the kids and grow the curriculum. Change definitely for the better. Facilities seem to be getting there..finally..as well. No longer just a little bit of "Fame' in a church. If some do not like it...tough. The students do! Isn't that the most important thing here...it is supposed to be about the students growth curve.

- submitted by a parent
April 22, 2011
The teachers were once good and even great. Most of the great ones like the Head of Robotics and the Heads of Performing arts have left. Those that are left are either demoralized or don't care. What a shame.

- submitted by a parent
April 08, 2011
Very sad state of affairs. This year the Principal, Vice Principal, Registrar, Head of Robotics and Heads of Performing Arts have all quit. Chaos reigns. Teachers have taken their third pay cut and many of them have lost interest. There is no accountability and no communication. Now I hear their charter is in trouble. My child will not be returning, nor will most of her friends.

- submitted by a parent
March 22, 2011
Unfortunately the school is growing at an alarming rate and has become more of a business venture than a solid academic stepping stone. Stay away.

- submitted by a parent
December 10, 2010
When Dr. Norman Isaac was the principal at CHAMPS it was an excellent school. Now it has gone from excellent to me needing to pull out my child from the school at the first opportunity I get; what a waste. The teachers are great, but the administration staff is constantly clueless and some, uncaring. CHAMPS also seems a bit desperate to fill the school that they will take any child, when before that would've been nearly impossible (when Dr. Isaac was principal) unless the child deem themselves worthy to attend the school. It was even harder if there had been any disciplinary actions on their records from their local home school. Currently, the kids are constantly kissing in the hallways as if their at some wedding bash and what does the staff do when they see that? NOTHING! CAN'T run a school without a principal, but guess what? They're running the school without a principal. The school is running into the ground faster than they could get it off the ground. I say call in Dr. Isaac or call in the Guards.

- submitted by a parent
November 09, 2010
Having a freshman at CHAMPS I speak from limited experience, however I do somewhat agree with another parents posting that the constant badgering of fundraisers is a bit much. Also while my child was lacking two academic books I received multiple emails from the administrators thart they were still enrolling new students while the current students were waiting to receive their much needed class materials. Aside from this, my child attends PAC and absolutely loves all of her classes an teachers both academy & academic. We drive a long distance every day for our child to have tbe opportunities CHAMPS offers.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 25, 2010
I really am happy with all the teachers my son has. They are inspiring and demonstrate a love for their subject matter.

- submitted by a parent
October 21, 2010
I LIKE THIS SCHOOL BECAUSE IT OFFERS THE BEST ARTS-MULTIMEDIA & PERFORMING ARTS.......NOT TO MENTION TEACHERS & STAFF!!.....A VERY NICE ENVIRONMENT FOR STUDENTS TO LEARN & PROGRESS FOR THE FUTURE

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 18, 2010
fabulous!!!! my grandaughter is doing so well!

- submitted by a community member
October 13, 2010
We love CHAMPS because the students, parents, faculty and staff all work together to do the best they can in helping our children succeed! Thanks for all your hard work!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 12, 2010
because it has so many important classes and teachers. it is truly a community and the more the parents are involved the better it becomes

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 12, 2010
Champs charter school is an excellnet example of an LA public school that not only provides a quality eduation, but creates an envioronment where students can excel at their specific talents. Not all schools can produce college ready students who also have diversity in areas such as Arts, media and performance. Today's higher education insitutions generally require more than just the standard 3-R's and a good GPA, which Champs generously provides.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 12, 2010
Excellent performing arts program. Great, caring staff. Safe environment. Students seem motivated to learn.

- submitted by a parent
October 12, 2010
It is so special! My son loves to go to school - that is a big change!!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 12, 2010
champs is a great school that blends an amazing performing arts dept. with a challenging academic program

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 12, 2010
I am a parent of a 10-grader. It is a small-ish school with excellent techeres who take the time to get to know thier students. Very good school.

- submitted by a parent
October 12, 2010
My daughter attends Champs and is in the Dance Academy. It's truly a great school, my daughter just loves the way her teachers show they really care. She use to attend a Private School and I thought her adjustment would be difficult but the Faculty and Staff has made her feel comfortable along with meeting new students. My daughter dream is to continue in the dance academy where she one day know she will reach her dream in becoming a great dancer. She also said she knows and feels that Champs is the best place for her.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 12, 2010
An amazing and diverse curriculum. They even have a Robotics academy that won the World Championship 2 years ago and took 2nd place last year.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 12, 2010
CHAMPS Charter High School,my son has never been so happy at a school!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 12, 2010
It inspires my niece every day

- submitted by a community member
October 11, 2010
This school has amazing teachers for academics, as well as professional quality instruction in individual arts and science academies: music, dance, drama, film and new media, and robotics (last year's World Champions, by the way). My son loves the students, and diversity and individuality are celebrated. Kids HUG and support each other, bullying is not an issue. Best kept secret in Los Angeles...

- submitted by a parent
October 11, 2010
Because it allows the students to express themselves without fear of being ridiculed by others for being different. Which then contributes to a better environment that helps the students excel academically

- submitted by a parent
October 11, 2010
Great combination of nurturing environment, strong academics and focus on performingarts

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 11, 2010
World Class education. Creative environment. Parent involvement.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 11, 2010
CHAMPS has renewed my daughter's enthusiasm for learning. The teachers are dedicated and devoted and work together with the parents in helping the kids to stay interested and focused.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 11, 2010
innovative school teaching students practical applications.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 11, 2010
Teachers are committed to the sucess of the kids.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 11, 2010
This school gives our kids the chance to follow their dream with great guidance. This is the perfect school for kids that love performing arts.

- submitted by a parent
October 11, 2010
CHAMPS is a unique school that offers extraordinary innovative programming. We are new to the school and my son is enjoying his classes and very invigorated to get going in the morning.

- submitted by a parent
October 11, 2010
because my daurghter is happy their

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 11, 2010
Champs offers a unique opportunity for kids to have professional training in the arts, while providing a challenging curriculum in the 4 core subjects. They must be doing something right, since this is the first year my 9th grade daughter LOVES going to school each day! No more arguments about getting out of bed in the AM or doing homework in the afternoon. She is thriving in this warm and nurturing, yet challenging environment. We are so thankful for CHAMPS!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 11, 2010
This school is awesome! The kids are able to express their creative talents and encouraged to be the best they can be in academics as well as in the academy they are enrolled in (music, drama, dance, robotics, etc.) My daughter looks forward to going to school every day. Go Panthers!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 11, 2010
Both of my sons are attending Champs Charter High School of the Arts. They enjoy the curriculum, the teachers and the campus. This is their first year attending and they have made a number of friends, have mastered the bus system to attend the school and have demonstrated a growth of independence and responsibility. I m very impressed and happy with the choice of this school.

- submitted by a parent
October 11, 2010
Champs is a school invested in helping students develop their individual talents while helping them understand their role in the community... the curriculum and teachers really focus on the kids but they set a standard for the kids that encourage them to focus on their role in the world.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 11, 2010
At this point in my son''s life, he is now zeroing in on his interests and connecting with his innate talents. This school brings this out. My son is happy and proud of his success, He is engaged with and excited about the new things he is learning. He has great friends and loves his teachers. There is a sweetness there and the kids are so nice to each other. Just a very different atmosphere than a big public high school.

- submitted by a parent
October 11, 2010
The educational program at CHAMPS is magnificent and the staff really support the students and expect the best from them and prepare them to be the best!!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 11, 2010
Because it challanges it's students to be their very best and makes them excited about education.

- submitted by a community member
no rating October 09, 2010
It has great teachers who care about their students and a first-class media and arts program!

- submitted by a teacher
September 23, 2010
A great school that is looking for students! It will truly teach your child a lot. Amazing Teachers that actually CARE aboutt heir students!!!

- submitted by a parent
April 18, 2010
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- submitted by a student
December 07, 2009
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- submitted by a teacher
November 14, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
no rating November 07, 2009
My four years at Champs were the most unique scholyears of my life. Being part of the many Champs 'firsts' & being an Original (from the 1st year of Champs in 2005) I enjoyed the family-like closeness especially with the first senior class. It was so amazing to experience graduating in this class & I thank Champs for helping me apply & reach my potential in to college. Go Champs Panthers!

- submitted by a community member
November 07, 2009
Supportive enviorment and high academic standards makes CHAMPS a great school!

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 06, 2009
Champs is this amazing school, tucked away and you'd never know it's there. But it is. Small and brilliant with great energy from the staff and kids. They are now launching a radio show which is in the college category and are giving them a run. Mr. Day's enthusiasm and tireless work (not to mention giving up his own personal computers and more), are gonna put Champs on the map even more.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 06, 2009
The love and commitment the staff brings in thier efforts to develop young artists is inspiring.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 06, 2009
Its a great and really gets all students out of their 'box'!

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 06, 2009
As a teacher, I really am touched by the level of committment that both students and staff demonstrate. CHAMPS is so unique in its effort and ability to bring diverse students together and give each one an opportunity to excel in many ways.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 06, 2009
I love that the administration and teachers at CHAMPS Charter HS are on the same side as the students, unlike at other schools where the relationship sometimes seems to be almost adversarial. Everyone at CHAMPS does whatever is necessary to ensure that the students succeed. It can be a bit disorganized at times, but that is because the school is still relatively new and they are so short on space. The general atmosphere of warmth and good will is well worth the trade off, and the rest will be resolved with time. Oh - and the Performing Arts Academies are awesome!

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 06, 2009
Going to CHAMPS gave my daughter Jasmin a strong foundation on which to build on. She is now in colege but she will always remember her classmates and the faculty at her adored CHAMPS! I am so glad that she was given the opportunity to attend school there.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 06, 2009
They are very helpfull and care about there students and staff, my daughter loves her school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 06, 2009
They have a great performing arts dept. and the school is still not too big!

- submitted by a parent
November 06, 2009
It was an incredible experience, with a family like community, friendly teachers, and the most amazing performing arts program in existence! I can't believe how much I walked away with and I only wish I could have paid attention more some how! It was great. :]

- submitted by a student
no rating November 06, 2009
We have the most amazing performing arts!!! And the most talented dance teachers. Great faculty and loving students!!!

- submitted by a student
November 06, 2009
a great school that promotes education tapping on the child's artistic skills

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 05, 2009
This school is making students become better than they thought they could be. I am happy to be on the faculty.

- submitted by a teacher
no rating November 05, 2009
Champs is a place for individuals to express themselves. Classes are smaller which makes everything much more personal: teachers and students have closer relationships, and are able to talk about things outside of the subject the teacher specializes in. Students here are also all very friendly, and there are no clicks, so everyone fit in.

- submitted by a student
no rating November 05, 2009
Its a multi disciplinary, cross cultural school with dedicated teachers who help kids develop their passions in either the performing arts, robotics and or multi media areas. It allows you to focus on a major in high school and develop skills for college.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 05, 2009
Fabulous school. My daughter was in the first graduating class. It is top notch. My son goes there now and loves it. He is in the media/tech academy.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 05, 2009
the best school in the area that offers great education and the world best performing art program in a loving environment by the best staff

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 05, 2009
Fabulous opportunities for inner city/valley kids to get a leg up in the arts/media community!

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 05, 2009
So hands down CHAMPS is thee best school! Everyone is so nice and positive. The teachers are just so amazing! The kids are so smart and ready to learn more. It's a productive school. No one doubts that the kids are amazing at what they do best there. The small classroom help the kids learn more and more interested in what they are learning. 5 stars goes to CHAMPS!!; no hesitation.

- submitted by a student
no rating November 05, 2009
progressive, student-centered education. top-notch educators who develop a real rapport with students. strong booster club.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 05, 2009
tight knit always someone to talk to. Ways to keep in touch with teachers and staff. Know whats going on with the child in school before they Fail (teacher Ease) small community of caring parents and staff.

- submitted by a community member
no rating November 05, 2009
My Daughter absolutely loves this school. She is motivated to be there everyday. She is doing exceptionally well in all her classes. She takes dance outside of school and I notice that there are not as advanced as what she is learning in her high school. I would recommend this school without a doubt!

- submitted by a parent
November 05, 2009
Dedicated teachers with personal attention to each and every student.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 05, 2009
Dedicated teachers with personal attention to each and every student.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 05, 2009
CHAMPS is a great school for so many reasons. It is just the right size for teens to feel connected to other students and their teachers. The perforing arts program is GREAT and there is a lot of talent at the school. I have 2 kids there and they are very happy!

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 05, 2009
This is the best high school ever. I love the programs they offer and the education is great. The school informs you if your child missed any test, homework, project or even classes. I love the communication and they offer so many other great things. Bringing my daughter to this school is the best thing that I could have ever done. The commute is not so great but the opportunity given to her at CHAMPS is priceless and worth the effort.....

- submitted by a parent
November 05, 2009
I love my school. Its a great place to learn and explore your talents. WIth some funding our school could rise above the rest.

- submitted by a student
November 05, 2009
Great school! Great talent! Great opportuniy to grow as a positive productive creative force in society. A very special atmosphere that nutures and enhances each child's abilities as an individual. CHAMPS is and always will be FAMILY!

- submitted by a parent
November 05, 2009
I can't imagine loving going to school as much as I did going to CHAMPS. It is such a positive, creative, and intellectually stimulating enviornment. The training and talent CHAMPS mold into students is remarkable. The teachers are phenomenal in intermixing arts, and education well into the young minds of students. CHAMPS has a great curriculum, and awesome extracurricular activities whether it be student government, sports, debate, a plethora of courses and clubs offered to help make a well-rounded student get into the college of their choice!

- submitted by a student
no rating November 05, 2009
Now a Freshman at New York University, I can only attribute my situation to the support and personalized attention I received during all four of my years at CHAMPS Charter High School. Champs combines the minds of the most innovative, caring, faculty, with the gifts of their talented student to make the most valuable partnership. I am still, and will always remain apart of the CHAMPS family.

- submitted by a student
no rating November 05, 2009
I love my school, because it gives me almost everything for getting more knowledge. I'm a foreign exchange student, and I like that Champs the school that gives me such an opportunity to get education in America, which is the major goal of my exchange year being in the US. I really enjoy being a Champs student. I'm proud of it.

- submitted by a student
November 05, 2009
I love this school. The classes are never that big, and if they are big they only consist of about 20-25 kids. This is my third year in this school, I must say, this school is better than my last school, Reseda. The teachers here, are awesome, they really take the time to get to know you, also they get to know how you learn. The work is hard, but I learn so much everyday. I LOVE CHAMPS!!!!!!!

- submitted by a student
no rating November 05, 2009
CHAMPS Charter High School is a great school that has given my daughter and currently my son Sebastian a foundation of life long learning and a wonderful and caring educational environment for all of their lives.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 05, 2009
Champs has managed to mix solid academics with a creative and eclectic environment that allows the students to learn, to grow and to figure out who they are as individuals.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 05, 2009
Not only does champs make learning fun, we also have a lot of talent! whether it be singers, dances, drama or robotics! Yes we are a small school compared to some of the larger campuses but we have a lot of heart and a lot of pride in ourselves our school and our teachers!

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 05, 2009
Its nice to be at a school where they get you ready for college. Parent involvement is very important and the staff is friendly. My kids love it.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 05, 2009
I love the students. They are articulate and opinionated youngsters with a keen eye on making a difference in the world. I thoroughly enjoy speaking with them. I learn from them constantly.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 05, 2009
I love being at CHAMPs because we are like one big family. yes we have our hard times but we get through them together. we are more of a community than a school.

- submitted by a student
no rating November 05, 2009
CHAMPS is Open minded, Intelligent, Creative, Original and extremely Supportive.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 05, 2009
CHAMPS offered me a personalized education along with a supportive community that allowed me to blossom.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 05, 2009
CHAMPS is a public school that gives kids the attention,care, support and differentiated instruction that is usually possible only at small private schools.

- submitted by a parent
November 05, 2009
CHAMPS is a very nurturing environment. The staff and faculty work incredibly hard to keep the school growing and to offer a range of academic, artistic and social opportunities for students.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 05, 2009
This is a great school with a great Performing Arts Department!!!!!!!

- submitted by a teacher
no rating November 04, 2009
one of the best place to get kids moitivated

- submitted by a parent
November 04, 2009
EVERYTHING!!!!! It lets me be creative and unique without being judged. The academics are strenuous and fun. Where else can I study my favorite thing in the work and take weightlifting? The teachers are amazing and you actually build a relationship with them, not only in the classroom but outside, you can talk to them and get advice from them

- submitted by a student
November 04, 2009
CHAMPS is a truly unique institute full of talented, bright students. My experience at CHAMPS has been unlike any other. This school has been able to cater to my needs, and it has given me the academic flexibility that I require in order to graduate and move on to a university. Since CHAMPS is a fairly new institute, and it is still in its adolescent stage, we lack several resources that many fully developed schools already have. My greatest wish is that CHAMPS continues thriving, and that it will continue to be a host to many more bright minds. Go Panthers!

- submitted by a student
no rating November 04, 2009
Nice small learning community with all the benefits of a big high school.

- submitted by a teacher
no rating November 04, 2009
The staff at Champs make it a pleasure for the kids to go and learn and the parents to be involved, I love this school as does my son.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 04, 2009
My son is a Freshman and I have never seen him so enthusiastic about education! I love that his classes are small and he is getting involved in extracurricular activities as well as the academics! He is in the Robotics academy and is loving every minute of it!

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 04, 2009
Greatest school in the area, good kids, good teachers, good everything

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 04, 2009
This is my sons first year at Champs and we love it. What a great find for my son. It is a very progressive school with an openness that makes all the students feel comfortable and at home.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 04, 2009
braggin is easy. You will never find a school that has teachers that are as dedicated and an administration that truly cares about their kids, more then Champs. I have two children going to Champs and am confident that both their scholastics as well as their dancing passion is totally being taken care of.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 04, 2009
Love this school! Great place for kids who want small learning environments and lots of personal attention.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 04, 2009
Best teachers around!! Simply put...we love CHAMPS!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 04, 2009
awesome academies with personal touch at all levels

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 04, 2009
Great Teachers, great staff, small class sizes, active parents - it's a great combination.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 04, 2009
I have two daughters at Champs and they both love it! One is in the Dance Academy and is getting an education in dance easily comparable to any private school. My other daughter is a writer and absolutely loves her teachers. I have never seen so many teachers who truly care about the education of their students. Keep it up! I have a son joining in 2013!

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 04, 2009
The Teachers and faculty really care about the kids and their future.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 04, 2009
CHAMPS is a rare combination of academic excellence and superb specialized instruction in a disciplined and personal environment.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 04, 2009
My co-worker's kid goes to CHAMPS and I hear nothing but great things. Keep up the good work!

- submitted by a community member
no rating November 04, 2009
CHAMPS is an amazing school for the arts, the teachers are incredibly talented, the students are even more talented, and even if your there for academics you learn about the world in ways you would never think. It opens your eyes to a new way of thinking and you realize the right reasons to move foward in life.

- submitted by a student
November 04, 2009
CHAMPS has such a different atmosphere than regular schools. It has a greater sense of mutual community and cohesiveness that are not too common in most high schools. Also the different academies being offered are amazing and definitely fit the personality of every student walking around our unique campus.

- submitted by a student
no rating November 04, 2009
Individual help, individual encouragement, individualism is promoted!

- submitted by a parent
November 04, 2009
It is a well run, very organized, smaller high school. Students have the ability to choose their focus in high school and follow their passion.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 04, 2009
The students of Champs Performing Arts Academy stand on the experienced shoulders of Kyme and Otis Sallid who teach with sacred and professional intesity. A performer will shine here to his or her best ability if he/she is willing to rise to his/her own occasion! Great teachers are here. Come and shine!

- submitted by a parent
November 04, 2009
The teachers are great and since its a smaller school they pay more attention to everyone and its a trustworthy school and a good education.

- submitted by a student
no rating November 04, 2009
CHAMPS is such a great school for the arts. It fulfills all my daughters creative needs and surpassed my expectations academically. The teachers are caring and informative about my daughters progress, or lack of, in such a timely manner. They are always there if she needs help and have solutions for everything.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 04, 2009
This is the little charter that could. We are the world champions in robotics.We had our inaugural graduating class this year and we are so proud. We strive for panther pride. We are the champions...

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 04, 2009
it has college classes, the teachers help students with their classes, the teachers care about their students and want them to succeed, everyone there has friends and no one is left out, their education is extremely good, students can choose the classes that they are comfortable with, its a smaller high school, the classes are right next to each other, everyone helps each other, there is no fights, people can express their religion and style without anyone judging them, the teachers and students are talented, the school can help you get into a good college, every senior graduate and gets into a good college

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 04, 2009
We love Charter High School of Arts not only for its education,the teachers care about their students and want them to succeed,but, also for the fact that ALL the students have such great attitudes and are all very welcoming!! Our daughter is now in 10th grade and has felt at home there from day one!

- submitted by a parent
November 04, 2009
CHAMPS is a small charter school that functions as a family. The teachers help out a lot. Students, teachers, and parents are a team. CHAMPS is a school that helps you in every aspect to prepare for college and after college and succeed. It has an amazing Performing Arts and Robotics academies. CHAMPS prepares you for college by giving college-like schedules and gives students responsibilities to enable them to grow and be strong, talented, hard working, and very intelligent people.

- submitted by a student
no rating November 04, 2009
I'm so proud to be a part of an environment that encourages diversity and celebrates collaboration. To observe the passion and kindness from these teenagers renews my faith in the future!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 04, 2009
This is a school where students care about one another, classes are small, the staff knows the students, self expression through the arts is expected, and we have the World Champion Robotics Team!

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 04, 2009
CHAMPS has provided me with so many opportunities. It really provides a great learnign environment for students intrested in both visual and performing arts.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 04, 2009
Great teachers, dedicated parents.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 04, 2009
What an incredible group of empathetic students and teachers! They pull together and accomplish as a team, on every level. I've never seen such unconditional support as these kids give each other. They've found friends for life here, and teachers who make a difference in their lives. Go CHAMPS!

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 04, 2009
Great: school, staff and parents!! Thank you!

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 04, 2009
CHAMPS is fabulous! Has a great family atmosphere with involved parents and faculty. . .and the students are a bunch of inspired, talented, creative kids. The performing arts academy is amazing with the Sallid's leading the pack as far as dedicated, enthusiastic teachers with a real love for their students.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 04, 2009
CHAMPS has done amazing things for my daughter! The small, family atmosphere is something you just can't find anywhere. The kids all learn to get along and work together and are recognized rather than lost in a sea of thousands of students, like at most public schools. Great school!

- submitted by a parent
November 04, 2009
It is truly an amazing place for a high schooler to be. Everyone is allowed to be an individual and the kids all support each other in the most heart centered way. All the artists go there and the brainiacs. They just won the international Robotics Competition. #1 out of over hundreds of schools around the world !!!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 04, 2009
We are the est school for kids who love to learn about preforming arts! We are the best!

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 04, 2009
I like my school because I it's awesome. Everybody knows each other, teachers are nice to students......................<33333333333333

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 04, 2009
Champs is an incredible opportunity for any performing arts minded young person to get exposure to industry standards and an opportunity to expand beyond.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 04, 2009
It's a fun diverse and very hands on school. People can go up to anyone and spark a conversation, and everyone is accepted. We all helpo each other, and teachers put in all thier effort to help us, with e.c, tutoring, and much much more. We are just begining to emerge! Our Media Academy and AER are getting up on thier feet, and once they are here they will never leave. We all try our hardest, and make an edffort to be at school. This isn't a place I have to be dragged to every morning. I LOVE bieng s student at CHAMPS. Its a wonderful atmosphere. Although we do not get the generic 'high-school experience' we get a very unique one, and creative one at that. Bascially,I love the fact that everyone can be themselves, and thrive at what they do best, whatever that may be. We may be little, but our influence will be very strong.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 04, 2009
It's a small school and the faculty goes out of their way to accommodate the students. There seems to be less clicks than bigger schools

- submitted by a parent
November 04, 2009
I love C.H.A.M.P.S because it is different from any other school, and the kids really get to express themselves in almost any way possible. The staff are the nicest and the coolest people ever, and with the wide varieties of academies, there is always a place you can fit into the C.H.A.M.P.S family!!!!!

- submitted by a student
November 04, 2009
like the school options. dance, darma and also robotics.

- submitted by a community member
November 04, 2009
great learning opportunities. variety of classes.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 04, 2009
the school has the most aggressive, amazing concepts for the performing arts and academically gifted students as to their approach to applying for and being prepared for college. they make all the classroom processes achievable and accessible to ALL the students...not just the gifted, but also the kids who just want a special place to be....

- submitted by a parent
November 04, 2009
Small school with a supportive and fun faculty. My son is getting straight A's thanks to his wonderful teachers and wholesome atmosphere.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 04, 2009
love the school.great teachers and staff.my child loves learning there

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 04, 2009
They offer amazing classes and have incredibly dedicated and capable, talented teachers. This school is also something that is very rare. There aren't many performing arts high schools of this caliber. They really care about giving it their all to the students.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 04, 2009
CHAMPS is a small school with a BIG heart. There's a strong sense of community thanks to the dedication of administration, staff, teachers, parent volunteers, and students. An esprit de corps encourages students to do their best. Dream BIG here like the World Robotics champions and graduates now in top colleges across the U.S. For me, best of all, my daughter's happy and doing great!

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 04, 2009
CHAMPS offers my daughter an incredible learning experience, incorporating the arts with academics. CHAMPS allows her to be herself and express herself, enabling her to develop into a strong, confident, well balanced young women.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 04, 2009
CHAMPS is a small gem in a city filled with overcrowded and impersonal high schools. the opportunity for creative expression and cultivating of young talent is unsurpassed.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 04, 2009
CHAMPS is an awesome school. I love how the students are the school staff, teachers, everyone! CHAMPS its a great school. The teachers are really good they encourage you to do things to always try your best no matter what. I also love the fact that its a small campus...not that big so you feel like home you feel good. Students are great they are just so random and they are also nice which is awesome.CHAMPS also provides you many priviliges and opportunitys for example they have film academy, dance, chorus, music, performing arts, atc..many things! My school has thought me many things and I loved CHAMPS its a really great school.

- submitted by a student
November 04, 2009
It's a terrific school because it is going to help my granddaughter succeed.

- submitted by a community member
November 04, 2009
There is an amazng array of classes and opportunities for learning at this school. From the brainiacs to the creative artists there are many innovative opportunities for all to learn and grow.

- submitted by a teacher
no rating November 04, 2009
I love the school! Teachers care, parents care, students don't run home after school is over, they like the atmosphere

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 04, 2009
Great school, great teachers,proud for having my daughters in that school

- submitted by a parent
November 04, 2009
Charter HS of the Arts is the most caring school I have been associated with (and I am in the education field for many many years) the teachers are great. They are the most caring dedicated professionals and the connections between the school, the parents and the students are remarkable! During vacation times, my kids hate it when they cannot go to school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 04, 2009
The school allows the students to focus on their studies, and pursue their passions in the arts. It has been a great experience to see my son improve his acedemics and his music interests.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 04, 2009
Kids get courses and support around what truly interested and engages them.

- submitted by a parent
July 31, 2009
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- submitted by a teacher
December 20, 2008
The music academy at CHAMPS seems to be a pretty amazing opportunity for a student who is motivated. Sadly, some of the students in the academy do not seem to understand the opportunity that has been placed in front of them, but those who do will receive a strong classical training. Fortunately, most of the students in the academy seem motivated, and the education is certainly there for those who want to take advantage of it. One disappointment is that there is no musical theatre program or elective, which is an odd choice for CHAMPS since many students come from Millikan, a middle school that staged two musicals per year. Academics - in ninth grade, anyway - are intense! No complaints there. My student has a ten hour school day and three hours of homework most nights, but she's thriving. If your child can handle that, I recommend this school.

- submitted by a parent
September 28, 2008
Although my experience with the school in my previous two years had been satisfactory, the school has taken a turn for the worse. The administration leadership is disfunctional and uncooperative with both parents and students. The school has enforced a policy of being noncooperative to students who have had difficulty with their schedules. The school has created a negative environment due to its ability to espouse difficulty where ever it can.

- submitted by a parent
May 28, 2008
This school is perfect for anyone wanting to avoid all of the pitfalls of a large un-focused High School. This school caters to the artistic, talented, highly intelligent individual who wants never to be lost at their high school.

- submitted by a parent
May 15, 2008
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- submitted by a student
February 27, 2008
CHAMPS is a fairly new school and has made amazing progress in the few years of its existence. The academic schedule allows so many choices and opportunities -- full time academic and academy classes on campus, as well as optional community college and online classes if appropriate and desired. Our family thinks CHAMPS is the best!

- submitted by a parent
February 27, 2008
CHAMPS offers small class sizes, credentialed teachers, great variety of classes, and a very caring and comfortable, friendly school environment. Most of the kids are very motivated and achieve a lot in their academics and their specialized areas of interest including performing arts, robotics, new media, film, civics, and other areas.

- submitted by a parent
October 17, 2007
Schools in there first couple of years, have prblems. Champs is one of those schools. Regardless of those problems, Champs is a great school. It has a great staff and very talented students. The academics are just as good as the preforming arts classes.

- submitted by a student
August 08, 2007
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- submitted by a former student
July 09, 2007
academic program sounds good on paper but 80% of students are not performing well. Performing Arts is all the school is good for and that is also questionable. More than half of students that started as freshman have left. Not prepared to accept special needs students or gifted. Inconsistency in policies. No free lunch program, no consistent bell schedule. Must provide own transportation. Sometimes student begin at 7 am and get out at 6pm..Principal very visable

- submitted by a parent
November 16, 2006
A complete disgrace to all charter schools.

- submitted by a former student
September 12, 2006
Excellent school for performing arts as well as academics.

- submitted by a parent
August 31, 2006
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Champs - Charter High School Of Arts-Multimedia & Performing
6842 Van Nuys Boulevard, Van Nuys, CA  91405
(818) 994-4744
Last modified Champs - Charter High School Of Arts-Multimedia & Performing is a Charter school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 7 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Champs - Charter High School Of Arts-Multimedia & Performing Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 194 reviews. Top