1319202 COMMONWEALTH AV ES(Gifted/Arts/Technology)

1319202 COMMONWEALTH AV ES(Gifted/Arts/Technology)

Program Description
Gifted Magnets serve students who demonstrate ability or strong potential to work two years above grade level in academic subjects. These centers offer enriched interdisciplinary academic environments that are exciting, challenging, and encourage students to use creative/critical-thinking skills. High Ability and Highly Gifted applicants may apply to a Gifted Magnet.

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Grades:
2-5
Phone:
(213) 384-2546
Program Capacity 2018-2019:
108
Applications Received 2017-2018:
53
Openings 2018-2019:
30
Success Secret:
Commonwealth Elementary Gifted/Highly Gifted/High Ability Magnet is a second through fifth grade school dedicated to preparing our students to meet the rigorous educational demands of the 21st Century. We pride ourselves in providing a safe learning environment where students engage in a rigorous, comprehensive, and culturally relevant curriculum with endless enrichment opportunities. Our goal is to cultivate strong critical thinking skills, collaborative skills, communication skills, and technological skills in order to develop life-long learners that are College and Career Ready.
Track:
Single Track
Tour Information:
October 2 - November 9, 2017 Tour Dates: Every Tuesdays and Thursday from 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. November 2 and 6-9, 2017: We will have tours every day from 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Tours are available upon request. Please contact W. Cho, Magnet Coordinator at (213) 384-2546 or wkc2856@lausd.net.
Magnet Vision:
Commonwealth's entire staff is committed to challenging all students to reach their fullest potential. Our aim is for all students to thrive in a caring, respectful, and encouraging environment where they can develop their individual talents, critical thinking, and technology skills by being actively engaged in the learning process.
Magnet Mission:
Commonwealth’s entire staff will work collaboratively to ensure all students succeed. We will focus on the core subject areas to support consistent student achievement so that all students attain grade-level or higher performance levels year after year. Students will develop critical and creative thinking as well as problem-solving skills that will prepare them to be college and career ready. •Our school leadership team will ensure that all teachers and instructional support staff receive ongoing and relevant professional development that ensures the use of research-based and data-driven effective instruction to meet the needs of ALL students. •We will actively forge partnerships with families, businesses, and community organizations to provide the support and resources needed that will allow our students to grow academically, socially, physically, and emotionally.
Academic/Career Pathways:
Commonwealth Elementary School is where all students enter to learn and leave to achieve. Commonwealth Avenue Gifted/Highly Gifted/ High Ability Arts & Technology Magnet Center's approach to educating the gifted child and high ability child is grounded in the most current research in gifted education. Our teachers work tirelessly to provide students with core curriculum instruction infused with research-based gifted instruction strategies and enrichment opportunities such as: Differentiated Instruction Kaplan's Depth and Complexity Icons Content Imperatives Kaplan's Scholarly Behaviors Dweck's Growth Mindset Resnick's Principles of Learning Thinking Maps Project-Based Learning Service Learning Projects Visual and Performing Arts Technology Education Curricular Field Trips
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Community Partnerships:
Inner City Arts Program provides our students all forms of arts in organized and structured setting. Commonwealth learners have opportunities to learn visual arts, media, dance, theatre, ceramic, and/or photography every year. The program runs twice a week for 8-10 weeks per one form of arts. YOLA: Youth Orchestra LA with LA Phil "Through Gustavo Dudamel's Youth Orchestra LA (YOLA) program - inspired by Venezuela's revolutionary El Sistema - the LA Phil and its community partners provide free instruments, intensive music training, and academic support to students from underserved neighborhoods, empowering them to become vital citizens, leaders, and agents of change." from http://www.laphil.com/education/yola Third through fifth graders at Commonwealth have a chance to audition to participate YOLA Orchestra. All third through fifth graders have an opportunity to learn rigorous music instructions by the music artist as well as a field trip to MOCA in winter to observe LA Phil Orchestra.
Advanced Placement (AP) Course Offerings:
International Baccalaureate (IB) Program:
No
After-School Programs:
Commonwealth has YDP: Youth Development Program and Youth Services on campus. After School Programs provide our students a nutritional energy and lead them into supervised and structured activities that are safe and provide learning opportunities. Under the National School Lunch Program, snacks are served to children after their regular school day ends. Our after school programs are district approved since they are organized and supervised to receive snacks/suppers from the Food Services Division.
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