Public School Choice 2.0 New Options for the San Fernando Valley
March 17, 2011 3 Comments
Families will have a performing arts option in Granada Hills at Balboa Blvd and San Jose Street. I will post in the comments sections when the applications are available. As a Zone of Choice, students are eligible from Monroe, Cleveland, Kennedy and Granada Hills. The school will seat 1200 students in grades 9-11 first. Because a school isn’t accredited until after it’s opened, they won’t accept 12th graders–plus the reality is that few seniors would transfer. The percentages are 30% from Monroe, 40% from Cleveland, 15% from Granada and 15% from Kennedy. Students who live within a set boundary near the school are guaranteed admission–if they choose. They also may go to their regular zoned schools. Outside that boundary but within the boundary of the four high schools, students are able to apply. For more information visit: http://www.lausd.k12.ca.us/District_1/
In San Fernando, four separate entities will run what was a 1600 seat school near Arroyo and Glenoaks. Based on their individual proposals, it might be as many as 2600. First, the Academy of Scientific Exploration will be focused on mathematics, science, technology and medicine. You can get more information here: http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/The-Academy-of-Scientific-Exploration-ASE/124259284308947 The Humanitas–Social Justice Academy will bring their successful Sylmar program to this campus. They have a Facebook presence as well: http://www.facebook.com/#!/thehumanitasacademy And ArTES will offer an art-infused curriculum. Their website is here: http://www.artespilot.org The fourth and final option on this campus is the Local District 2 Teacher Prep Academy. At this point, there is no defined boundary, whether they will be utilizing a priority boundary or a lottery. As soon as that information is available, I will post the boundaries and deadlines.
Since these campuses will open in September, this will be a very quick process. Follow their Facebook pages or check back here often to make sure you can visit, tour, and apply on time.