Educational Institutions

Accelerated School

aka The Accelerated Schools

Los Angeles, CA

Mission

The Accelerated Schools will graduate students who are prepared to succeed at the university of his/her choice; who will enter the workplace as informed and productive employees, entrepreneurs, and community leaders; and who will act as responsible citizens.

Ruling Year

2001

Founder and Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Johnathan Williams

Main Address

4000 S Main St

Los Angeles, CA 90037 USA

Keywords

CCF, PAT grant

EIN

95-4487850

 Number

1820261801

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Kindergarten, Nursery Schools, Preschool, Early Admissions (B21)

Primary/Elementary Schools (B24)

Secondary/High School (B25)

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The goal of The Accelerated Schools is to graduate students who are prepared to succeed at the university of his/her choice; who will enter the workplace as informed and productive employees, entrepreneurs, and community leaders; and who will act as responsible citizens. We aim to graduate 100% of our senior class each year, and also have each of our graduates accepted into the college or university of his/her choice.

The Accelerated School's model is dedicated to the idea that by treating every child as gifted, every child can accelerate her/his progress and achieve at high levels through powerful learning experiences. In this model, powerful learning depends on a rigorous, standards-based curriculum where learning is related to the personal experiences of the students and calls for higher order critical thinking skills. The instructional strategies that support powerful learning include active learning, projects, technology, heterogeneous grouping, and alternative assessments.

The guiding principles and values, described below, are integrated at The Accelerated Schools to create and sustain a highly supportive educational environment that provides students, parents and the community with high expectations of personal achievement and active learning experiences. All members of the school community work together and share ideas. The entire school community collaboratively works toward a shared purpose by learning from each other's experiences.

Three Central Principles:

1. Unity of Purpose refers to a drive among parents, teachers, support staff, students, administrators, the district, and the local community toward a common set of goals for the school that become the focal point of everyone's efforts.

2. Empowerment Coupled with Responsibility refers to the ability of all participants in a school community to (1) make important educational decisions, (2) share responsibility for implementing those decisions, and (3) share responsibility for the outcomes of those decisions.

3. Building on Strengths refers to sharing and utilizing all of the human resources that students, parents, school staff, districts, and local communities bring to the educational experience.

Our instructional program is aligned with the California Content Standards as well as summative assessments and teachers have begun to move toward the full implementation of Common Core State Standards. Our faculty and staff differentiate instruction based upon the individual needs of the students and will push all students to achieve at high levels. Teachers will differentiate in the forms of acceleration, depth, complexity, and creativity. They will make a distinction between the process, content, or product to meet the needs of all students. Our students indicate their overall progress by achieving a high average daily attendance rate and achieving high scores on all required state tests.

In June 2013, the entire graduating class—totaling 103 students—of The Accelerated Schools' Wallis Annenberg High School (WAHS) was accepted into the college or university of their choice for Fall 2013 enrollment.

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Accelerated School

Fiscal year: Jul 01 - Jun 30

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