1739001 VALLEY ALTERNATIVE(Liberal Arts)

1739001 VALLEY ALTERNATIVE(Liberal Arts)

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-12
Phone:
(818) 342-6133
Program Capacity 2018-2019:
660
Applications Received 2017-2018:
1937
Openings 2018-2019:
54
Success Secret:
Valley Alternative Magnet School is a Kindergarten through 12th grade school with approximately 615 students. An important aspect of our instructional program are the relationships that are fostered between students, parents, staff and administration. We are able to interact with our students on a more personal level and in a more meaningful way because we are a small learning community. As part of our High School program students are able to attend classes at Pierce and Valley College that align to our Liberal Studies theme. An important measure of our success is that our SBAC test results are consistently higher than the district average. Our motto is "NEVER GIVE UP ON A DREAM".
Track:
Single Track
School Website:
Tour Information:
Location: Support Services Offices Additional Information:(818) 342-6133, Marisa Ayola (mrm8243@lausd.net) Fall 2017 Tour dates: September 14, October 5, October 12, November 2, November 7 Spring 2018 Tour dates: May 3 and 17
Magnet Vision:
At Valley Alternative Magnet School, students learn to change the world by becoming global citizens in a school culture of creativity, respect, and authentic enthusiasm for learning. Students prepare for the world of work and higher education, taking personal initiative to pioneer their own futures and follow their passion.Students are lifelong learners who contribute to a constantly changing and increasingly diverse world. The family environment of our school empowers all students to achieve their full potential.
Magnet Mission:
Valley Alternative Magnet School celebrates diversity and encourages students to achieve their highest potential through creativity and the passion for academic achievement. Students, faculty, staff, and parents are united by mutual respect and the goal of educational excellence. The school community encourages and teaches students to be independent, fulfilled, and productive members of society. The intimate size of the school ensures a close relationship between students and faculty, encouraging students to be engaged in a rigorous educational path that empowers them to overcome barriers and reach their highest potential.
Academic/Career Pathways:
All 11th and 12th grade students have the option to attend two Pierce or Valley College classes per semester. Students are bused to Pierce during the school day and return by 3:00pm.
Academic Competition Teams:
Academic Decathlon
Athletic Teams:
Cross country, Boys Soccer, Girls Soccer
Community Partnerships:
Advanced Placement (AP) Course Offerings:
Statistics, English Literature and Composition, Spanish Language and Culture
International Baccalaureate (IB) Program:
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Other Theme-Based Activities:
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