Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Mathematics

STEAM is an educational approach to learning that uses Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Mathematics as access points for guiding student inquiry, dialogue, and critical thinking. The end results are students who take thoughtful risks, engage in experiential learning, persist in problem-solving, embrace collaboration, and work through the creative process. These are the innovators, educators, leaders, and learners of the 21st century!

Project Based Learning

In a project, students learn how to take initiative and responsibility, build their confidence, solve problems, work in teams, communicate ideas, and manage themselves more effectively.

Project Based Learning is a teaching method in which students gain knowledge and skills by working for an extended period of time to investigate and respond to an authentic, engaging and complex question, problem, or challenge.

Common Core

The Common Core is a set of high-quality academic standards in mathematics and English language arts/literacy (ELA)

The Common Core State Standards Initiative is an educational initiative in the United States that details what K–12 students should know in English language arts and mathematics at the end of each grade.

The 4 C's

Creativity, Collaboration, Communication, Critical Thinking

The 21st-century skills of creativity, collaboration, communication, and critical thinking, often referred to as the “four Cs,” are an integral part of the the California Standards.

Restorative Justice

Restorative Justice is a philosophy and an approach to discipline that moves away from punishment toward restoring a sense of harmony and well-being for all those affected by a hurtful act.

Restorative Justice – promoting trust and respect in relationships, setting the foundation for teaching and learning, while providing meaningful opportunities for students to develop self- discipline and positive behavior in a caring and supportive environment.


Boys & Girls Club

Since 1937, the Boys & Girls Club has provided a safe haven for children to discover, learn, lead and succeed.

Our mission is to inspire and empower all young people, especially those who need us the most, to realize their full potential as productive, responsible and caring adults.

Beyond the Bell

Connecting children and youth to their school, home and community.

The mission of Beyond the Bell is to ensure that all children and youth in LAUSD have access to high quality, safe, and supervised academic, enrichment, and recreation programs that inspire learning and achievement beyond the regular school day (before and after school and Saturdays).