1818202 HOLMES MS(International Humanities)

1818202 HOLMES MS(International Humanities)

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:
6-8
Phone:
(818) 678-4100
Program Capacity 2018-2019:
425
Applications Received 2017-2018:
258
Openings 2018-2019:
142
Success Secret:
Holmes has a rigorous academic Humanities program on a safe, clean campus. Strong parent participation + caring staff = high achieving students. The Holmes Humanities Magnet has been designated Excelling and a California School to Watch. There's no place like Holmes!
Track:
Single Track
School Website:
Tour Information:
To make tour reservation go to holmesms.org and click Magnet Tour to sign up online. Call (818) 678-4106 or (818) 678-4102 for assistance or questions. Thursday, October 5, 2017 at 8:30 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. Thursday, October 12, 2017 at 8:30 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. Wednesday, October 18, 2017 at 8:30 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. Wednesday, October 25, 2017 at 8:30 a.m. to 10:15 a.m.
Magnet Vision:
The school’s curriculum prepares students for their next level of education and imparts the desire for life-long learning through an international humanities program. The program provides students with effective oral and written communication skills, teaches students to think conceptually, encourages students to share their artistic talent, prepares students to be effective problem solvers, and engages students to explore political, social and economic issues. We are committed to academic excellence and preparing every child with the skills necessary to succeed.
Magnet Mission:
Holmes International Humanities Magnet is a California Distinguished School, a recipient of the Title I Academic Achievement Award, and a 2013-2014 Excelling Magnet Program based on the School Performance Framework. With approximately 425 students in grades six to eight, the students at Holmes represent a wide spectrum of cultural, academic, ethnic, and economic backgrounds. The student body reflects the great diversity of the Southern California region. This challenging microcosm mirrors the differences of our region and the world. Holmes supports an atmosphere where cultural and ethnic diversity are prized, where academic challenge is expected and where the intrinsic worth of each child is recognized. The curriculum and programs at Holmes International Humanities Magnet are aligned with Common Core State Standards with a focus on world cultures, their literature, language, art, music, social customs and philosophy. Students develop an awareness of a global perspective, expand their understanding of world cultures and gain an appreciation of cultural diversity. This program promotes mutual respect, acceptance, and understanding among cultural groups and provides opportunities for students to acquire knowledge, attitudes, and skills to live effectively in a diverse society.
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After-School Programs:
Robotics, Odyssey of the Mind, Eco Club, Glee Club, National Junior Honor Society, Battle of the Books
Other Theme-Based Activities:
Exploratory and Elective Courses including Art, Music, Dance, Drama, Action Lab, Personal Finance, Foreign Language, Singers Workshop, Archaeology, Leadership and Yearbook. Field Trips to Getty Villa, California Science Center/IMAX Theater, UCLA Fowler Museum, Santa Monica Pier Aquarium and Valley Performing Arts Center
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