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Transportation options Yes

Programs

Classes

7
Visual Arts
including: Printmaking
7
Music
including: Jazz band
4
Languages
including: Spanish
Music Band
Chamber music
Choir / Chorus
Instrumental and theory music lessons
Jazz band
Orchestra
Vocal lessons / coaching
Performing & written arts Creative writing
Drama
Improv
Poetry
Media arts Computer animation
Graphics
Technical design and production
Video and film production
Visual arts Ceramics
Design
Drawing / Sketching
Painting
Photography
Printmaking
Sculpture
World languages taught Chinese - Cantonese
French
Latin
Spanish
Academic themes / Areas of focus Arts (all)
Business
Engineering
Foreign languages
Mathematics
Music
Performing arts
Science
Technology
Visual arts
Vocational education
Instructional / curriculum models used Advanced placement (AP) courses
Direct instruction
Gifted / High performing
Honors track
Project-based
Standards-based
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered No
Early childhood program offered Yes
Early childhood starting age 4 years old

Support

16
Facilities
including: Cafeteria
Extra learning resources Remediation
Acceleration
Mentoring
Counseling
Career/college counseling
Differentiated learning programs
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students Autism
Cognitive disability
Emotional behavioral disabilities
Hearing impairments
Multiple disabilities
Orthopedic impairments
Other
Specific learning disabilities
Speech and language impairments
Visual impairments
Significant developmental delay
College preparation resources College prep programs/courses during the year
College presentations or information sessions
Community college courses
SAT/ACT prep classes
Visiting teachers or lecturers from colleges
Facilities Sports Fields
Art room
Audiovisual aids
Auditorium
Cafeteria
Computer lab
College / career center
Gym
Internet access
Learning lab
Library
Multi-purpose room ("Cafegymatorium")
Music room
Performance stage
Science lab
Swimming pool

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Students

Student diversity

  This school State average
White 82% 56%
Hispanic 7% 32%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 6% 3%
Two or more races 3% 3%
Black 1% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: See notes

Students by group

  This school State average
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 2% 41%
Female 49% 49%
Male 51% 51%
Source: See notes

Extracurriculars

16
Girls Sports
including: Cheerleading
16
Boys Sports
including: Cross country
30
Clubs
including: Lesbian, gay, transgender club
Girls sports Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross country
Diving
Golf
Gymnastics
Lacrosse
Power lifting / Weight lifting
Soccer
Softball
Swimming
Tennis
Track
Volleyball
Wrestling
Field hockey
Boys sports Baseball
Basketball
Cross country
Diving
Football
Golf
Lacrosse
Power lifting / Weight lifting
Rugby
Soccer
Swimming
Tennis
Track
Volleyball
Wrestling
Ice hockey
Clubs - dance Ballroom
Clubs Anime club
Art club
Chess club
Community service
Dance club
Debate
DECA
Drama club
Drill team
Drum line
Flag girls
Foreign language and culture club
Forensics club
Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA)
Homework help / Study buddy club
Lesbian, gay, transgender club
Literary magazine
Math club
Mock trial competition club
Model Congress
National Honor Society (NHS)
Recycling club
Robotics club
Science club
Special Olympics
Student council / government
Student newspaper
Technology club
Television / Radio News
Yearbook

Culture

Dress code Dress code
Parent involvement Attend parent nights
Chaperone school trips
Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
Join PTO / PTA
Organize cultural events
Organize fundraising events
Present special topics during curricular units
Serve on school improvement team or governance council
Volunteer in the classroom
Volunteer time after school
Bullying / cyber bullying policy Yes
Students typically come from these schools Rocky Heights Middle School
  American Academy Charter School
  Cresthill Middle School

Awards

Academic award John Irwin
Year received 2011
Academic award Newsweeks Best Schools
Year received 2011
Academic award Mock Trial State Champions
Year received 2012

Teachers

1
Staff
including: School social worker / counselor
Staff School social worker / counselor

Neighborhood

Transportation options Buses / vans provided for students
Partnerships with local resources and organizations No

Enrollment

Application or enrollment process Yes
Type of application deadline Contact the school / Multiple deadlines
# of applications received 150
For the year 2012-2013
# of students accepted 150
For the year 2012-2013

Sources

Student diversity NCES, 2011-2012
Students by group NCES, 2011-2012