Open House Overview
This presentation is available online on the LACES Website
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Welcome
School Mission
Academic Program/Electives
Support Services and Other School Programs
Parent’s Role
Q&A
Magnet Application Process
Tour
LACES Jazz Band
• Dr. Mark Monarch, Teacher
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Welcome
Dr. Margaret Kim, Principal
L.A.C.E.S.
•National Blue Ribbon School
•California Distinguished School
•Newsweek Top Public School
•US News and World Report Top
School
LACES MissionDr. Margaret Kim, Principal
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One of the first magnet schools (1977)
Grades 6-12
LACES provides a challenging environment
where all students pursue academic
excellence leading to productive lives in a
changing world.
Los Angeles Center for Enriched Studies
reflects the diversity of Los Angeles with our
students coming from many socio-economic,
cultural and ethnic backgrounds.
LACES Curricular ProgramDr. Margaret Kim, Principal
• College Preparatory from the 6th – 12th grade
– Core classes for ALL
• English, math, history science/health
• State standards
– ELECTICE CLASSES (Art, Music, Dance,
Language, Yearbook, Leadership, AP classes,
Journalism MS/HS, Apprentice/Peer Tutoring, Mock
Trial, Academic Pentathlon/Decathlon)
– ALSO…MESA, Science Bowl, MS Spelling Bee,
Math Study Groups, Peer Helping)
Unique Elements
Dr. Margaret Kim, Principal
• Very Diverse student population
– Economic, geographic, talent and interest
– (26 languages)
• Family Atmosphere
• Each student takes seven classes
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Not six like at most public school
Students may have 8 different teachers
Each class meets three times per week
Rotating schedule “A” week/ “B” week
• Class Sessions usually last for more than an hour
Successful Students Dr. Margaret Kim, Principal
– Consistently high Academic Performance Index
(865 API)
– Our SAT mean for ALL students surpasses
LAUSD, state, and national averages
– 100% Math & English pass rate on California High
School Exit Exam on first attempt
– 99% go on to the college of their choice: UC’s,
Harvard, Yale, Stanford, Barnard, MIT, etc.
LACES Dance
• Middle and High School Dance
Students
Toni Harris,
Teacher and LACES Alumna
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Counseling and Support Services
Marion Wong, Asst. Principal Counseling
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Four grade-level counselors
One College Counselor
Full-inclusion resource program
Homeroom Leaders
Peer Helpers
Part-time School Psychologist
Nurse 4-days a week
Dean of Discipline
Academic Support Services
Victoria Vickers, Title I Coordinator
• Title I
• Study Groups
• Writing Center
• In-STEP
• Parent Workshops
• Parent Center
AttendanceVictoria Vickers, Title I Coordinator
• School Hours 7:56 a.m.– 3:00 p.m.
• One of the highest attendance rates in the
district
• Professional Development Tuesdays (x14)
dismissal @ 1:30 p.m.
TransportationCarol Lockett, Assistant Principal
• 94% of our students are eligible for bus
transportation.
• 3 mile radius eligibility (as the crow flies)
• We have late busses to transport students
after sports and other activities
Clubs - Carol Lockett, Asst. Principal
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LACES Cheer
Peer Helping
Film 101
Korean Club
Diverse Scholars
Bullies Beware
Pop Japan
Drama Club
Broken Cogz
Hip Hop Showdown
LINK
Chess Club
Fair Trade Club
Environmental Club
Young Black Scholars
Creative Writing Club
Young Russian Scholars
Chinese Cultural Club
Los Angeles Appreciation
Club
PAVA
LACES Fencing Club
Magic:The Gathering Club
Class of 2010
T.U.P.E Troopers
Calculus Club
Adopt a Solider (AAS)
•Amnesty International
•Gay Straight Alliance
•Cartoon Club
•The Fashion Club
•Basketball Club
•S.U.R.F
•Class of 2011
•NJHS/NHS
•Glee Club
•Sports Club
•LACES Poetry Club
•The Sweethearts Club
•BulletBall Club
•Cancer Awareness
•Black Student Union
•Go Green Club
•The Community Service Club
•Multicultural Sports Alliance
•Desi Club/South Asian Scholars
•Drug Awareness and Prevention
•Filipino Culture Club
•Japanese American Cultural
Club
•Beadazzlin
•ClubMath Contest
•Club Class of 2012
•Athletic Geniuses
•Sneakerhead
•JSU Scholarly Students
Association
•Debate Club
•M.E.C.H.A./YLS
•HUGS (Help Us Give Some)
•The Ricebreakers
•National Society of Black
Engineers
•Body Building Club
•LACES Junior Statesmen of
America
•Social Action Club Astronomy
Physics Club
•Bemani Club
•Photography Club
•Gardening Club
•Cheese Club
•KIWINS
•LACES Christian Fellowship
Club
•Young Democrats
•We <3
•Seniors Class of 2013
College Preparation
Brandi Bakewell, College Counselor
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College Visits to LACES
PSAT and EXPLORE
Field Trips
Advanced Placement Courses
College Knowledge Night
College Placement
Concurrent Enrollment Classes
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Athletics
Joe Zell, Assistant Principal
Benjamin Chanaiwa, Athletic Director
• Gym with indoor pool
– Parks and Recreation Joint Project
• High School Competitive Sports: basketball,
baseball, softball, golf, tennis, cross county,
swimming, diving, soccer, water polo. NO
FOOTBALL OR TRACK
• LAST YEAR’s big successes: Boys Soccer
Highest GPA in LAUSD, Boys Basketball Small
City Champions. THIS YEAR: Western League
Tennis Champions
• Lunch time intramural middle school sports
Parent InvolvementDebra Garcia, FOL Co-President
• Very active parent group
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Parent center
Quarterly newsletter
E-group
School directory
• Volunteer Opportunities:
cafeteria, athletics,
school beautification, parent center, hospitality, College
Center, SDM, SSC, graduation
• Fundraising to support the school
– I.e., enrichment programs, professional
development,
Parent Involvement
• Class Clubs (i.e. Club 2013)
• Monthly Parent Coffee Stop
• Friends, SDM, CEAC, SSC Meetings
• Weekly Bulletins
• WWW.LACESMAGNETSCHOOL.ORG
• Support and sponsor special programs
in art, diversity, and enrichment.
Application ProcessMaryJane London
• LACES is a full magnet
• Admission is based on priority points and random
selection process through LAUSD Office Of
Integration
– 240 spots in grade 6
– We replace students who leave grade seven through ten
• Admission is NOT based on living near the school,
test scores, being gifted or recommendations.
• Application is Choices Brochure
– Mail with certificate of mailing by Dec. 18, 2009
– Confirmation of application sent by LAUSD in March
– Acceptances/Wait List sent by LAUSD in May
• http://echoices.lausd.net
L.A. voiC.E.S.
• LACES Choir
Middle School and High School
Scott Hitchings, Director
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Active Student Body
Chelsie Taylor, Student Body President
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Student Activities
Dances
Charity
Volunteering
Fundraising
Student Recognition
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Q & A with Student Panel
Middle School and High School
Leadership Students
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Parking Issues Today
• Be careful of:
2 Hour parking on certain streets
• East side of streets – Cleaning @
11:00 – 2:00 Tuesdays
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Tour Reminders
Each Leadership Student will take a group of
10-12 people
Please be quiet in classrooms in hallways
If you still have questions, return to
auditorium for student panel with Magnet
Coordinator after tour
More information is available on our website:
LACESmagnetschool.org
Spanish and Korean speaking tours
Reminder Choices Appl. due Dec. 18
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