magnet icon 1859601 CRENSHAW HS (Science/Technology/Engineering/Math/Medicine)

1859601 CRENSHAW HS (Science/Technology/Engineering/Math/Medicine)

Detailed Information:
General Theme Description:
Science, Technology and Math Magnets are interdisciplinary, standards based, inquiry-based, and real world problem-based programs that teach students about STeM-related subjects. These programs are geared to the student’s interest in science, computer technology, and mathematics.
(323) 290-7809
Program Capacity 2018-2019:
Applications Received 2017-2018:
Openings 2018-2019:
Success Secret:
Crenshaw High School is a college preparatory high school that offers AP courses and various college and career courses taught industry professionals. These courses range from entrepreneurship, financial literacy, graphic design, medicine, computer science, information systems, dance and the arts. Students can have the opportunity to earn college credit or certification for these courses upon graduating high school. In addition to the various academic programs offered at CHS, students can take advantage of our extensive sports program, after school programs, college preparatory mentorship programs such as the UCLA VIP Scholars program and USC Upward Bound. Students also have the opportunity to participate in our nationally televised school choir, marching band, Golden Dolls Dance Team and Cougarettes Dance Team. Lastly, many student internship opportunities are available at our student-led, Union Bank, The Wellness Center or our student athletic-training program in partnership with Team Heal.
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Tour Information:
Please call the magnet coordinator at the school site to inquire about campus tours.
Magnet Vision:
We will be recognized nationally as a model of collaboration among teachers, parents, administrators, and the community dedicated to maximizing the educational, social emotional development and civic engagement of its students. To this end, we will: 1.) Have shared school leadership at all levels which stresses mutual accountability, supports high quality, standards-based instruction and ongoing professional development for all stake holder groups. 2.) Reinforce collaboration through vertical articulation and transition planning that ensures seamless pathways of success across the Crenshaw High School family of feeder elementary and middle schools. 3.) Foster a culture of family and community engagement through our Parent Center, community outreach, and partnerships that promote student well-being, supports high academic achievement, provide additional resources, and extended learning opportunities.
Magnet Mission:
Our mission is to empower all students with the college and career ready skills necessary to become productive citizens of a global society.
Academic/Career Pathways:
As a freshman students can choose from three academic pathways—Business, Entrepreneurship & Technology (BET); Visual & Performing Arts (VAPA) or Science, Technology, Engineering, Math & Medicine (STEMM). Once a pathway is chosen, students are required to take a concentrator and capstone course in their selected field. Courses range from small business management, financial literacy, computer science, information technology, dance, graphic design, robotics, patient care and medical terminology. Both AP courses & college classes are offered in the various career exploration pathways.
Academic Competition Teams:
Academic Decathlon.
Athletic Teams:
American Football, Girls Volleyball, Girls Tennis, Girls Golf, Boys Basketball, Boys Soccer, Baseball, Boys Golf, Softball, Boys Track and Field, Girls Track and Field
Community Partnerships:
Our community partnerships include The Los Angeles Lakers, Team Heal, Junior Achievement, City Bank, UCLA, USC, Sandy Hook Promise, The Brotherhood Crusade, Time Warner, NBC Universal, Toyota, AEG, Network For Teaching Entrepreneurship, First Robotics, USC School of Engineering, Kaiser Permanente, LA Metro, West LA Upward Bound Math and Science, The Fulfillment Fund & The Fernando Pullum Community Arts Center.
Advanced Placement (AP) Course Offerings:
Biology, Chemistry, United States Government and Politics, World History, English Language and Composition, English Literature and Composition, Spanish Language and Culture
International Baccalaureate (IB) Program:
After-School Programs:
The CYFC Afterschool Program is an academic and educational enrichment based program that focuses on the academic and socioemotional success of the students at Crenshaw High School. The program operates Monday through Friday for a minimum of three hours a day, beginning as soon as the instructional day ends. We provide a safe and productive environment where students can receive daily homework help and tutoring, participate in enrichment activities and partake in a nutritious snack. The CYFC afterschool program focuses on the two key components of the expanded learning division of the California Department of Education, academic enrichment and educational enrichment. Below is a brief description of each and the various activities offered at Crenshaw for grades 9-12. 1.) Academic Enrichment: Everyday, students have the opportunity to participate in activities that directly enhance their academic success at Crenshaw High School. Academic activities build upon the skills students have learned throughout the instructional day in their classes. Activities offered are Homework Help, Advanced Placement subject tutoring, Single Subject Tutoring, Math Tutoring, English as a Second Language(ESL) Tutoring, SAT/ACT Test Prep, and many more. 2.) Educational Enrichment: Students have the opportunity to participate in activities that will build upon their socio-emotional learning while enhancing their 21st Century life skills for success in and out of the classroom. Activities offered include Driver’s Education courses, Marching Band, hip-hop dance, baseball skills, chess club, boxing and many more.
Other Theme-Based Activities:
Additional courses offered include choir, instruments, photography, art, yearbook.
Wall of Fame/Notable Alumni:
Chris Brown - Major League Baseball All-Star third baseman with San Francisco Giants James T. Butts, Jr. - Inglewood mayor, was first black and youngest Santa Monica Police Department police chief Darwin Cook - basketball player, selected by Detroit Pistons in 1980 NBA Draft; played with New Jersey Nets, Washington Bullets, Denver Nuggets and San Antonio Spurs Greg Ducre - NFL cornerback for Pittsburgh Steelers D-Roc the Executioner - Guitarist Larry Elder - Radio Personality V. Bozeman - Singer and Actress Solomon Elimimian - Gridiron football player Ernie C - Guitarist Akbar Gbaja-Biamila - NFL player, broadcaster for CBS College Sports Network, co-hosts American Ninja Warrior Kabeer Gbaja-Biamila - Green Bay Packers football player, Packers record holder for all-time sacks Johnny Gray - American record holder in 800 meters, 1992 Olympic bronze medalist; 4-time Olympian; 1987, 1999 Pan Am Games champion; 7-time U.S. Outdoor national champion; 3-time Olympic Trials champion Dominique Hatfield - American football player Ice-T[4][6][7] - Musician, recording artist, actor for NBC's Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Kris Johnson - Professional basketball player, son of Marques Johnson[8] Marques Johnson - Fox Sports analyst, former UCLA and NBA player, 1975 NCAA champion, actor in White Men Can't Jump[9] Left Brain (Vyron Turner) - Musician Charles Lockett - NFL player Jim Looney - linebacker for NFL's San Francisco 49ers Mike G Michael Anthony Griffin II) - Rapper and DJ, Odd Future Brandon Mebane - Nose tackle, Los Angeles Chargers Kevin Ollie[10] - Basketball head coach of University of Connecticut, winner of 2014 NCAA National Championship; former UConn and NBA player Brian Price - UCLA football player, Pac-10 Pat Tillman defensive player of the year, 2009[