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an elementary school with all of the resources a teacher
or parent could ever want. It’s located near world-class
museums, a major university and a state-of-the-art teacher
professional development center. The school features an integrated
curriculum emphasizing science, mathematics and the use of
technology. Its teachers are fully credentialed with a demonstrated
ability to make science and math engaging and accessible
to their students. And it’s not a magnet school but
rather a neighborhood school for underserved groups of children
and their parents. While such a school seems like a dream,
it is a dream that has become reality in South Los Angeles,
the result of more than a decade of collaborative work between
the California Science Center and the Los Angeles Unified
School District (LAUSD).
the California Science Center, the building of the Science
Center School represents a crucial step in its 25-year master
plan. The construction site is part of the Science Center
complex and includes a new building to house most of the
school’s classrooms and the newly renovated Wallis
Annenberg Building for Science Learning and Innovation. The
Wallis Annenberg Building houses eight classrooms, administrative
offices, a multi-purpose room and the school library. In
addition, the Wallis Annenberg building includes over 80,000
square feet for the Science Center’s education division,
the Amgen Center for Science Learning. This means that the
Science Center School is directly adjacent to cutting edge
facilities that will house many of the Science Center’s
programs including community programs, summer science camp,
camp-ins and a burgeoning teacher professional development
development of the school was an inclusive process. At each
key programmatic element, time was taken to assure that the
project reflected the expectations of all those involved.
A good example of this was the school envisioning process
which was done in 2002 to put a firm vision in place for
what this school was truly about. The two most significant
products of this envisioning process are the vision statement
and the project timeline. This timeline, which included such
items as identifying and hiring a school principal, developing
the school’s curriculum and supplying and equipping
the school, guided the school’s developmental progress.
opened for the first day of classes on September 9, 2004.
Over 690 students attended classes during the 2005-2006 school
Vision Statement for the new Science Center School.
For the Spanish version of the Vision Statement click here.
Summary of the Science Center School Charter
Version of the Science Center School Charter
E-mail the Science
Center School with questions and/or concerns.
Click on the links below to download the 2011-2012 application for the Science Center School.
The Dr. Theodore T. Alexander, Jr. Science Center School is a neighborhood school. In accord with the school’s charter, 70% of the students attending the school are to come from the neighborhood around the California Science Center.
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