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About NOW Academy

Welcome to NOW Academy, TK-12 Span School

New Open World (NOW) Academy is a Transitional-Kindergarten through 12th grade WASC Accredited Title 1 Span Pilot School in the heart of Korea town. Our student body is made of rich diversity, including the different religions, cultures, languages, races, economical and social realities. We, the NOW Academy Family, are proud of the many successes.

 

Our 2017 – 2018 Goals…

·        English Language Arts & Mathematics Proficiency for All

·        Reclassification of English Language Learners

·        100% Graduation Rate

 

Our Elementary (TK-5) School…

·        Culturally diverse faculty student body

·        On-campus Parent Volunteer Center

·        Arts Programs feature visual arts, theatre, and choir

·        Curriculum-based field trips

·        Free supervised after school playground with organized team sports

·        Early Intervention Program

·        Extended Learning Program

·        Psychologist, Speech Therapist, Attendance Counselor, and Nurse on staff

·        YMCA Partnered Physical Education Program

·        Secondary Students-Cross Aged Tutorial Partnership Program

·        Departmentalized Team-Teaching

·        Restorative Justice Program

·        Mobile Computer Lab Program

·        City Year AmeriCorps Partnership

·        Fully Integrated/Full Inclusion Special Education Services

·        Handicap Accessible Facilities

 

 Our Secondary (6th -12th) School…

·        Culturally diverse faculty student body

·        On-campus Parent Volunteer Center

·        Advanced Placement Courses

·        Curriculum-based field trips

·        Supervised after school programs for Middle & High School Students

·        High School Athletic Program

·        Credit Recovery Learning Opportunities

·        Psychologist, Speech Therapist, Attendance Counselor, and Nurse on staff

·        Crossed Aged Tutoring & Intervention Program

·        SuperGrad Advance Degree Partnership with LACC Program

·        Architecture, Construction, and Engineering Students (ACES) Program

·        High Graduation Rate of 94%

·        Fulfillment Fund Partnership Program

·        Restorative Justice Program

·        Multiple Computer Labs & Mobile Computer Lab Program

·        City Year AmeriCorps Partnership

·        Fully Integrated/Full Inclusion Special Education Services

·        Handicap Accessible Facilities

·        Gear-Up for LA Partnership

·        Warren Christopher Scholars, Gates Millennium Scholar & Posse Scholarship Recipients

·        100% of students graduate with a digital portfolio, personal statement, cover letter and resume.

·        100% of all eligible seniors apply for Financial Aid and Scholarships

 

Our Events…

·        Grade Level Town Hall Meetings

·        Spring Art Fair Exhibit

·        College Spirit Wednesday

·        Community Service Programs

·        NOW Academy Award Ceremonies

·        School Spirit Fridays

·        Enrichment Activities

·        Student Led Parent Conferences

 ·       Back to School Nights

·        In-N-Out Fundraiser

·        Winter Holiday Program

·        Winter Talent Show

·        Covered With Love Clothing Drive

·        Covered With Love Scholarship Fund & Program

·        Parent Counseling Nights

·        World Language Day – Just to name a few

 

Our GATE program…

A Ravens test is administered annually at NOW Academy to formally identify students for the Gifted and Talented Education (G.A.T.E) program. Candidates for “intellectual testing” are customarily identified by the end of grade 2. Parents are welcome to discuss test application/request with the teacher and/or GATE coordinator.

 

Students may also be identified “gifted” by demonstrating consistent advanced level performance as evidenced by standardized test scores in both subjects over 2 consecutive years. Whether by the results of the Raven’s test (intellectual) or by the results of Standards Based Assessment (high ability), NOW Academy is proactive in our approach to identify academically talented students. In fact, NOW staff members are proactive in recognizing potentially gifted students throughout our school.

 

Our Parent Involvement…

At NOW Academy, we have always encouraged parent involvement. Volunteering in classrooms and in school government are widely advertised and supported. Speakers are provided at monthly advisory council meetings on subjects specifically requested by the parents. We are working to develop a Parent & Teacher Organization that will work collaboratively in sponsoring monthly activities, such as family game nights, movie nights, book club meetings, and book fairs, just to name a few. Our goal is to continue to educate and empower our parents for our students’ ultimate benefit.

 

·        School Site Council

·        ELAC Advisory Council

·        Parent Volunteer Center

·        Parent Conferences and Trainings