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October 2010

posted Oct 11, 2010, 1:14 PM by Nolan Ortiz   [ updated Oct 11, 2010, 1:28 PM ]

Upcoming Events for this month at Avance:

October 7-15 Quarter One Assessments

October 13 PSAT Day (Grades 9-11) 1:15pm Dismissal (Grades 6-12)

October 11-15 Boys/Girls Varsity Basketball Practice begins at Highland Park Rec Center

October 15 8th Grade Girls Volleyball vs CALS at 5pm at Eagle Rock Rec Center

October 18 No School (Quarter Break)

October 19-22 Parent-Teacher Conferences (Tue-Fri) 1:15pm Dismissal (Tue-Fri)

October 20   8th Grade Boys Flag Football Game vs CALS at 5pm at the Glassell Park Rec Center

October 22  8th Grade Boys Flag Football Game vs Santa Rosa at 4pm at Glassell Park Rec Center
                  8th Grade Girls Volleyball Game vs Santa Rosa at 4pm at Eagle Rock Rec Center

October 25  Boys Varsity Soccer Practice Begins at Rio De Los Angeles Park

October 27 8th Grade Boys Flag Football Game vs Excel at 4pm at Glassell Park Rec Center

October 28 8th Grade Girls Volleyball Game vs Excel at 4pm at the Eagle Rock Rec Center

October 29  Halloween Dance (4-7pm)

Fall 2010 Semester Starts on August 25th

posted Aug 25, 2010, 10:29 AM by Ricardo Mireles   [ updated Aug 25, 2010, 10:30 AM ]

We kick off the 2010-2011 year on August 25th. Make sure you are ready! Call the school office at 323-230-7270 if you have any questions about the schedule, the uniform, the teacher or anything else. Lets make this our best year yet!

Avance Partnerships Expand Our Facilities Capacity

posted Aug 25, 2010, 10:21 AM by Ricardo Mireles   [ updated Aug 25, 2010, 10:29 AM ]

Avance enrollment now tops 400 students! We are now 400% bigger than when we started in 2005. For the 2010-2011 year we have these critical partnership to meet our facilities needs:
  • Grades 8th - 12th will be at our main campus at 115 N Avenue 53 and Figueroa
  • Grades 6th and 7th will be at our satellite campus at 2670 N Griffin Av and Avenue 28

Avance's charter is renewed for 5 years!

posted Aug 20, 2010, 7:50 PM by Ricardo Mireles   [ updated Aug 20, 2010, 7:58 PM ]

Before a full room of Avance students, parents and staff, the charter for Academia Avance was renewed by the Los Angeles County Board of Education on August 17th. The school now continues it mission in Highland Park for 5 more years. The LACOE Board cited the academic achievements of the school as strong motivation for renewal. The Class of 2011 will be the first graduating off to college. By the completion of the new charter in 2015, there will be over 200 college bound Avance-ros with many more right behind them!

Avance students, staff and parents raise the school API again for 2009!

posted Jul 30, 2010, 3:14 PM by Ricardo Mireles   [ updated Jul 30, 2010, 3:16 PM ]

On September 15, 2009 the California Department of Education published the Academic Performance Index (API) data for all California public schools based on the May 2009 standardized test results. Academia Avance increased its base API score by 25 points, rising to 726, and exceeded all of its Annual Yearly Progress (AYP) state and federal accountability benchmarks. This follows the 89 point increase from the year before, and places Avance ahead of all the traditional public middle and high schools in Northeast Los Angeles. 

Avance students outperformed or matched the LAUSD district-wide STAR scores in 14 of 16 comparison points, and the 10th grade students surpassed the state-wide STAR scores for Science and History: an incredible 79% scored Proficient or Advanced in Science; 61% scored Proficient or Advanced in History.

These results come on the heals of the CDE publication of the 2008 school rankings based on 2008 STAR results. When compared to 100 schools in the state with similar demographic characteristics, Avance was in the 9th decile.

The performance of 2008 and 2009 will propel Avance forward in 2010 on our way to the first graduating class in the Spring of 2011. Stayed tuned!

Avance: Moving Foward.

Click here to see the CDE API report.

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