Bassett Unified fourth-graders are receiving individualized instruction and immersion in computer programs focused on math, thanks to an intervention program that helps students gain the skills needed to meet or exceed California Standards on state tests.
Nueva Vista 11th-grader Barbara Bingham sat down with a group of Edgewood Academy kindergartners, guiding them on identifying farm animals on worksheets and the letter “F”.
Twenty-four students from Bassett Unified’s Edgewood Academy and Torch Middle School carefully filled the clear tops of their rockets with gummy bears, crayons and parachutes to reach the precise weight required for a successful launch.
Longtime Bassett High cross country coach Hector Armas is credited with bringing 12 cross country athletes to compete at CIF Southern Section Championship Finals, the first time in the school’s history in which the entire boys’ varsity cross country team has competed in the state finals.
Bassett Unified School District was named a water smart school district by the Upper San Gabriel Valley Municipal Water District for reducing water consumption across all campuses by installing state-of-the-art irrigation systems and technology.
Nueva Vista senior Joshua Almeida completed a series of digital citizenship classes that teach students to be safe and responsible on digital platforms, and was inspired to write a skit on the consequences of cyberbullying to perform in front of Edgewood Academy students.
As a continuation high school principal searching for new ways to enhance the educational experiences for at-promise youth in Los Angeles County, I am a strong believer that Project Based Learning is the right framework to design learning experiences for students who don’t connect to how high schools usually design learning.
Project-based learning, embedded support for struggling students and professional learning communities (PLC) are fueling a steady rise in English language arts (ELA) proficiency rates on state standardized tests among Bassett High School 11th-graders.
A circle of six high school leadership students volleyed a bag stuffed with five air-filled balloons to each other until a fist-sized balloon filled with bleach was added to the mix, sinking the bag and making the game suddenly difficult – illustrating how a little negativity spoils everyone’s efforts.