West Adams Preparatory High School
|West Adams Preparatory High School|
|West Adams Preparatory at night|
|1500 West Washington Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90007
|School district||Los Angeles Unified School District|
|Color(s)||Black and Gray and Sky Blue|
The school is a part of the Los Angeles Unified School District and is operated by a nonprofit organization working in conjunction with LAUSD. The organization, MLA Partner Schools (formerly called Mentor LA), also operates Manual Arts High School. Dr. Jose Iniguez is the principal of West Adams Prep.
The school opened in fall 2007 and is divided into six smaller sections : (1)Business & Enterprise (2)Education & International Studies (3)Media, Film & Arts (4)Invention, Design, Engineering & Architecture (IDEA) (5)Science & Technology (Sci-Tech) (6) Performing Arts & Literature.
Core programs include Advisory (a required course for every student, every year, learning about college and career opportunities) and "7 to 7" (an elongated school day offering enrichment opportunities for students and families before and after normal school hours).
Though West Adams is a LAUSD high school, it was designed in part by MLA Partner Schools, a nonprofit organization that now operates the school on a five year performance contract with the LAUSD school board.
It houses four small schools: (1)Business & Enterprise(2)Media, Film & Arts, Invention, (3)Invention, Design, Engineering & Architecture,& (4)Science & Technology
- Proposed Changes to West Adams Preparatory High School Area Schools (Archive), LAUSD, March 2007
- Central LA Area New HS #2, 55.98021, LAUSD, February 26, 2010.
- Blume, Howard (10 February 2011). "High school dean arrested in child pornography investigation". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 26 April 2011.
- "Ex-Dean Of Discipline Pleads Guilty In Child Porn Case". KCBS-TV. 25 April 2011. Retrieved 26 April 2011.
- "Ex-high school athletic director, dean of discipline pleads guilty in child porn case". LA Daily News. 25 April 2011. Retrieved 26 April 2011.
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- West Adams Preparatory High School
- West Adams High, A Model For The Future?
- MLA Partner Schools Website