1523302 MELVIN AV ES (Humanities/Leadership)

1523302 MELVIN AV ES (Humanities/Leadership)

Program Description
The Liberal Arts Magnet theme provides programs that prepare students to be knowledgeable citizens of the 21st century and empower them to meet the challenges of a rapidly changing world. The programs are dedicated to the formation of knowledge in Humanities, Social Policy or World Languages areas or to utilize alternative pedagogies. Academic excellence and commitment to the values of diversity, community and collaboration provide the foundation in Liberal Arts Magnet schools.
Grades:
K-5
Phone:
(818) 886-7171
Program Capacity 2018-2019:
156
Applications Received 2017-2018:
0
Openings 2018-2019:
156
Success Secret:
Our success is hinged upon our linked model which is based on the famous quote by Aristotle, “The whole is greater than the sum of its parts.” The model demonstrates that connecting students and their families to school, and the school connecting to them, increases academic and behavioral achievement. Our school was recognized by the State of California and State superintendent Tom Torlakson for our linked model, and was awarded the California Gold Ribbon Award and Title 1 Academic Achievement Award in 2016.
Track:
Single Track
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Magnet Vision:
Our vision is to prepare socially conscious leaders with analytical and evidenced based critical-thinking skills to learn from the past, question the present, and envision new possibilities for the 21st Century. Through the study of the humanities students will develop an appreciation and understanding of history, the arts, literature, government, ethics, and philosophy. In addition, students will learn and develop leadership skills and apply them in making responsible ethical decisions and bringing transformative change to their communities, and society as a whole.
Magnet Mission:
At Melvin, we want students to: 1. Understand others through their languages, histories and cultures. 2. Foster social justice and equality. 3. Reveal how people have tried to make moral, spiritual and intellectual sense of the world. 4. Teach empathy. 5. Think critically and logically with subjective, complex, imperfect information. 6. Weigh evidence skeptically and consider more than one side of every question. 7. Build skills in writing, critical reading, and technology. 8. Think creatively and to reason about being human and to ask questions about our world. 9. Be informed compassionate critical citizens. 10. Our Humanities based curriculum will provide students with a sense of time beyond the here and now as they study history and civics. The study of geography and culture will help them build a sense of space and place. The study of drama, dance, music, and the visual arts will guide students as they explore realities that cannot be summarized simply or even expressed in words or numbers.
Academic/Career Pathways:
The study of the humanities, along with leadership development, is crucial for success in today’s job market and in the pursuit of a college degree.
Academic Competition Teams:
Spelling Bee Debate
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Community Partnerships:
We have partnered with UCLA, CSUN, Boy Scouts,Papa John's Pizza, Albertsons,Subway, Phillips Graduate Institute, as well as others.
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International Baccalaureate (IB) Program:
After-School Programs:
We have the traditional LAUSD Youth Services after school program. In addition,we have an after school program called(KYDS)Keep Youth Doing Something. KYDS provides time for students to complete homework, eat a snack, and brings in creative/enrichment activities for students.
Other Theme-Based Activities:
Student Council Leadership Building The Arts Talent Show Family Science Night Student Volunteers KYDS
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