The Science Academy STEM Magnet is a seven-year articulated college-preparatory school which adopts advanced methodologies in teaching and learning in STEM. Under the leadership of Principal, Carlos Lauchu, and Magnet Coordinator, Jodi Huff, this program allows students the opportunity to explore non-conventional learning styles in an innovative atmosphere. Our learning modules are rigorous with the intensity of a college-bound curriculum. The Science Academy STEM Magnet incorporates science, technology, engineering and mathematics across all academic disciplines, preparing students for roles that will shape our nations’ future. We recognize that STEM education is vital in preparing our students for global competitiveness and economic prosperity.
The Science Academy has been recognized for its excellent faculty and students by many people and organizations, including:
VEX Jets competition
President George W. Bush
Senator Diane Feinstein
Congressman Brad Sherman
State Assemblyman Tony Cardenas
Los Angeles Mayor James Hahn
LAUSD Superintendents Ramon Cortines and Dr. John Deasy
2017-2018 SBAC ELA Exceeded Standard
2017-2018 SBAC Math Exceeded Standard
9th Graders Met PSAT Benchmarks
The Science Academy STEM Magnet faculty believes that students learn when they are engaged, excited, and challenged. The Science Academy STEM Magnet is unique in that it recognizes the need for a paradigm shift, either on how students learn or the educational philosophy of what motivates students to learn. We understand the need to move away from traditional teaching methodologies and move toward an educational philosophy that will provide the students with novel learning strategies.
In order to implement high quality learning, students must be able to go above and beyond memorizing facts and reciting the information presented to them. The Science Academy STEM Magnet will implement techniques that will develop higher-order thinking skills. This includes: the ability to synthesize, differentiate, analyze, hypothesize and integrate learned information. Under the teacher’s guidance, students will be able to take these skills and utilize them to facilitate discussions, engage in debates, and present research-based proposals to their peers as examples of their own learning. In addition to giving the students an appreciation for learning, teachers will also be encouraged to become part of the learning environment.
By creating a sense of community, The Science Academy STEM Magnet will be able to foster an environment that will be more cohesive, caring and welcoming than other more traditional institutions. The Science Academy STEM Magnet will promote closer home-school relationships by creating opportunities for parents and families to become part of the decision making process of the day to day running and maintenance of the school. Parents will be kept informed about parental involvement programs, meetings, and other activities they could be involved in through newsletters, internet websites, phone calls and text messages. In addition, parents will also be provided with the opportunity to plan and implement effective parental involvement activities in conjunction with their parental involvement coordinators at the school site. Finally, The Science Academy STEM Magnet will strive to provide parents with the materials and training they need to be better able to help their child achieve their potential.