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Full STEAM Ahead: Moving-Forward Event

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Registration for the LD South Full STEAM Ahead Moving Forward Event will open on Wednesday, May 17, 2017 and be available through Friday, June 2, 2017. If you have any questions, please contact Amber McKinney at amber.mckinney@lausd.net (310-354-3400) or Rudy Rizo at rudy.rizo@lausd.net (310-354-3565).

LD South and Los Angeles Southwest College to Offer Dual Enrollment Pathways to College

To increase awareness of pathways to higher education, while increasing college preparedness and reducing costs, the LAUSD, Local District South, has entered a dual enrollment agreement with Los Angeles Southwest College (LASC). Click here to read the press release.

Thank You for Your Participation in the South-Central Dance Festival!

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Future Local District South Leaders

Future leaders of Local District South are becoming college students in middle school. Click the image to the right to learn more.

California Teacher Corps Outstanding Educator Award 2017

Congratulations to Kenneth Kim, Banning High School mathematics teacher, on winning the California Teacher Corps Outstanding Educator Award for 2017. Mr. Kim, left, is congratulated by Principal Rudy Mendoza, right, at the California Teacher Corps Conference at CSU Dominguez Hills on March 10, 2017. Click here to read the Daily Breeze article on Mr. Kim’s accomplishment.

100% Graduation

The mission of LAUSD is to graduate students who are college-prepared and career ready. In the 21st century workplace, finding and keeping a job that pays well requires higher-order thinking skills — those that we want every LAUSD student to learn. In order to accomplish this, students must take a rigorous high school program that teaches a foundation of skills that will help them to apply, analyze and synthesize complex information. LAUSD has incorporated A-G courses into its graduation requirements prioritizing the courses students need to ensure that they are college-prepared and career-ready by graduation day for the Class of 2016 and beyond. Click here to learn more about the A-G requirements.

LD South University Pathways (South UP): Promise Agreements

Local District South and California State University, Dominguez Hills and Charles R. Drew University have made a compact to increase college access by promising guaranteed admission to qualified graduates of Local District South schools. Admission requirements for CSU Dominguez Hills are available here. Charles R. Drew University entrance requirements are noted here.

Please use the links below to listen to Superintendent Downing's remarks at the CSUDH and Charles R. Drew Promise Agreement Signing Ceremonies.


LD South Goals

Please use this link to view the goals and strategies for Local District South.

Parent and Community Engagement

The LAUSD Passport system helps families monitor student progress toward achieving LAUSD graduation requirements. To learn more about the Passport system, click here.