The Center for Advanced Learning opened in 2007 for students in kindergarten through 5th grades. The school is a public charter school providing a safe learning environment that provides at risk students with the same quality education opportunities as other students across the state.
The Center for Advanced Learning blends core values into the learning environment. These core values are organizational and personal learning, visionary leadership, valuing faculty, staff, and partners, learning centered education, agility, managing for innovation, focus on the future, social responsibility, management by fact, focus on results and creating value, and systems perspective.
Along with core subjects, Center for Advanced Learning also provides extra curricular activities, sports, and other programs to ensure students receive a well-rounded education and learn social skills. The activities include painting, dance, photography, computer arts, martial arts, basketball, soccer, physical education classes, community service, academic contests, and science & technology.
Parents love the small class size and the caring teachers. Most parents stated that the teachers go beyond the norm to ensure that each student is given the attention they need to learn at subjects. The principal is a huge part of the success of the school as he is knows all students and parents by name and meets them at the gate before and after school. Students said they enjoy going to school, they like the way teachers are helpful, and learning is fun.
The Academic Performance Index showed a small decrease in academic growth from 821 to 816. The California Standards Tests is used to learn if students are mastering core subjects. The various tests are given to 2nd through 11th grades in English, grades 2nd through 7th are given tests in math, and science tests are administered to students in grades 5th, 8th, and 10th, while history tests are given to students in 8th and 11th grades. The percentage of students that passed the exams was above and below state standards. Some grade levels and subjects were close to the same as the previous year while others were below the percentages seen year before. Overall, the tests show a small decline in the percentage of students passing the exams except for a few grades and courses such as 4th grade math, which was above state average at 74% with the state at 71%, however, the previous year the percentage of 4th graders passing the math exam was 78%.
The school is doing a fair job of providing students with the skills they need to succeed and is mainly above state averages. To ensure the environment is one in which your child will progress and excel, you should take a tour of the school.
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Center for Advanced Learning
4016 South Central Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90011