Spotlight on Autonomous Schools!
Chavez Academy graduate fulfilling parents’ higher-education dreams
Chavez Social Justice Academy graduate is fulfilling the higher-education dreams of her immigrant parents, winning a Gates Foundation scholarship to Stanford University.
Hamilton High grad embodies ‘Sí se puede’ initiative
He is graduating from Hamilton with a 4.4 grade-point average and will be attending Yale University in the fall.
Inner strength propels Wilson High salutatorian to Stanford
After losing his motivation for the classroom in fifth-grade, Stephen Sills finds joy in life and rebounds "to find my own future". Read his essay below!
Culinary college dream comes true for aspiring chef
Aspiring chef Franki Bellhouse-Garcia, a senior at Banning High School, won nearly $130,000 in scholarships, and will attend the prestigious Johnson and Wales University in Florida.
Buddy Benches promote positive social climate at Hancock Park Elementary
The Hancock Park Elementary School community recently celebrated a milestone in their efforts to promote a positive school culture with the unveiling of four colorful Buddy Benches, a symbol of friendship and positive interactions.
“We used to see people without friends sitting on benches by themselves,” said second-grader Cayden Ahn. “So, we made special benches with important words and rainbows where people would know they could sit and make new friends.” http://lausddaily.net/2018/05/buddy-benches-promote-positive-social-climate-at-hancock-park-elementary/
CHAS highlighted for its Restorative Justice Program
The Community Health Advocates School (CHAS) on the Augustus Hawkins High School campus was recently highlighted in EdSource. Their journey is documented in a 3-part series on Restorative Justice in California. To read more, click on the link below.