Accelerated School opened in 1994 for students in kindergarten through 8th grades. The school on average has 706 students enrolled per year.
The school is a dual language school, which provides 50% of classroom instruction in Spanish and 50% in English. The curriculum is project based, thus providing students with more personal lesson plans.
The school uses the Gomez & Gomez Dual Language Enrichment model like is used in the rest of the schools in their system. This model helps students in developing both English and Spanish skills along with multicultural and self-expression skills. The school offers after school programs to help students succeed as well.
Along with core subjects the school provides extra curricular activities, sports, and student clubs which include drama, painting, dance, computer arts, yoga, volleyball, track, Ultimate Frisbee, softball, soccer, football, physical education classes, cheerleading, basketball, badminton, field hockey, student government, community service, academic contests, science & technology, and yearbook. The school also provides vocational programs for students that wish to participate which include agriculture and technology. Languages taught at the school besides English and Spanish include Cantonese, Latin, and French.
The school has mixed reviews however, parents are very pleased with the educational model that is being used and that students are doing very well. The major problem that parents expressed is the high turn over of teachers. The school is doing quite well and students enjoy going to school. Parent involvement is very high which also helps the school have that home feel that is a big part of the success of students. Teachers are very caring but parents would like to see more teachers staying dedicated to the school instead of leaving.
When it comes to the California Standards Tests, the results are very erratic from students being below state average in some courses, then being average in some, and then going quite a bit above average. The below average results were mainly seen in the lower grades with most of the results being average or above average especially in math.
With the comments of a few parents, it would be in your best interest to learn more about the turn over rate of teachers. However, the test results were actually pretty good overall, so it may not be affecting students as much as parents might believe. Of course, to ensure you are choosing a school that is best for your child, you should take a tour and talk with teachers and other parents that have students attending Accelerated School.
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4000 S. Main St.
Los Angeles, CA 90037