Brentwood Science has the biggest enrollment of any elementary magnet school in the Los Angeles Unified School…More District. Students are bused in from 200 districts across the district and speak 37 different languages, including Farsi, Russian, Spanish, Korean and Chinese.
Highly-ranked in the California API scores, the school emphasizes the scientific method and logical inquiry. Sports teams, robotics clubs, parent-funded music and arts enrichment all combine to actualize the school's mission statement: "The mission of Brentwood Science Magnet is to enable all students to become contributing members of a diverse society, empowered with the knowledge, values, and skill necessary to meet challenges with success."
In 1993, Paul Revere Middle School school achieved magnet status and, a year later, became a Los Angeles Unified…More School District charter school. The magnet designation results from intense study programs in mathematics, science and technology for grades six through eight.
The school is located on 23-acre campus that features a "farm" where abandoned chickens and rabbits thrive, a vegetable garden and a vineyard, tennis courts, a grass sports field with obstacle course.
Palisades Elementary Charter School is an affiliated charter school within the Los Angeles Unified School District.…More Along with standard subjects, the school offers the Children's Music Workshop program, giving students musical instrument instruction from professional music teachers. Some students from the program get the chance to perform at the All Schools Honor Orchestra at UCLA. The Palisades Enrichment Program at the school raises funds to support the computer lab, music program, yard supervision, science fair, art instruction, the Discovery Garden, drama, environmental lessons and physical education.
The school uses the Tribes program as a process of learning that promotes healthy growth of students. Community service is also an important part of the Palisades Elementary curriculum, encouraging students to learn social responsibility. After school, students can participate in the STAR enrichment program, which provides additional instruction and activities in specialized subjects and gives children time for homework.