Central City Value School opened in 2003 to provide students with an opportunity to attend a charter school that offers a college preparatory curriculum that blends values into the community. Students are provided with the tools needed to prepare for college or a university in more ways than just academics. The values instilled in students in 8th through 12th grades will help them develop their own potential, have respect, and to create a community at school and give back to their own community. Along with the core curriculum, Central City Value School also offers honors track and accelerated credit learning.
Along with core subjects, Central City Value School offers drawing and film production. Sports offered include baseball, basketball, softball, football, physical education classes, soccer, and volleyball. Other programs are community service, student council, multimedia, yearbook, and science & technology. The school also provides vocational programs, which include food service and professional child care.
Parents are very pleased with the progress they see in their children, with not only the academics but also the values. Most parents noticed a change in their children within a few weeks. Students expressed the small class size and wonderful teachers make attending school enjoyable. Most students explained that they are not bored, like school, and are getting good grades. The school is safe, no bullying, and offers a challenging curriculum that really prepares them for college.
The Academic Performance Index showed a small decline in academic growth from 738 to 735. 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 percentages of students passing the exams were mainly above average especially in any science subject; however, math subjects were below state averages.
The California High School Exit Exam tests 10th graders mastering skills in English language arts and mathematics. The percentage of students passing the English exam was 87%with the state average at 83% and 70% in math with the state average at 84%.
The school is providing students with the educational tools they need to succeed and to enter a college or university of their choice. It would still be a good idea to take a tour of the school prior to enrolling your child to ensure the learning environment is a good fit for your family.
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Central City Value School
221 N. Westmoreland Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90004