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    Standard

    We set the standard for instruction and technology by delivering a personalized education for your child. We continue the tradition of LAUSD Magnets by providing high-quality instruction and a rigorous theme-based curriculum to "kindle the passion" of your child's unique talents.

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    Success

    Success starts with a positive attitude to reach our ultimate aspirations. "Many people fail in life, not for lack of ability or brains or even courage but simply because they have never organized their energies around a goal." - Elbert Hubbard, American Writer and Philospher

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    Innovation

    Our pioneering spirit drives us to re-think teaching and learning. We apply 21st century competencies so your child will be ready for the changing workplace that requires "out of the box" thinking, problem solving, collaborating and communicating skills.

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    Honors

    We are a Microsoft Showcase and LAUSD Model Technology School because of our inspiring example of how to use mobile-first, cloud-first technology to allow your child to do more and achieve more. We communicate an instructional vision enabled by technology.

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    Programming

    Your child learns coding skills that will culminate with Project Spark in the eighth grade. In Project Spark, your child will apply authentic literacy and programming skills to create worlds, stories and games to definitively connect academics in a real-world creative process.

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    Cyber Security

    Your child will learn invaluable skills from personal and family Internet safety to real life protection of computers and network systems. Student teams compete in the Air Force Associations CyberPatriot National Youth Cyber Education Program middle school competition.

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    Productivity

    We proudly offer Microsoft IT Academy (ITA) - industry recognized certifications for technology skills needed in today's evolving world. Your child works toward becoming a certified Microsoft Office Specialist, Microsoft Technology Associate or Microsoft Certified Professional.

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    Robotics/Engineering

    Your child applies acquired math, literacy and critical thinking skills to identify problems and innovative solutions through robotics and engineering design. In the First Lego League Robotics Competition, teams design robots and create unique solutions to meet the challenges.

Discouraged. Demoralized. Disillusioned. Impressionable youth with hopes, dreams and futures were described as mere numbers indicating levels of achievement - far below basic, below basic, basic, proficient or advanced. At meetings, "expert" guest speakers paraded across the podium offering solutions to deep-rooted instructional deficiencies in the form of gimmicks to raise student academic achievement. While in the mist of the endless gimmicks, we struggled to find a way, any way out of disillusionment. “There has to be real answers,” we pleaded to ourselves. Several years later, a mere kindle turned into a passion to fundamentally transform our school culture and instruction to unquestionably impact all our students. Kindle the Passion was born.