Class of 2017 Spotlight: Motivated 15-year-old graduates from Carson High, heads to UCLA as a sophomore

Class of 2017 Spotlight: Motivated 15-year-old graduates from Carson High, heads to UCLA as a sophomore

Anthony Mercado is too young to drive a car and, for that matter, to shave the peach fuzz from his face. Yet he will graduate next month from Carson High School, after completing all of his required courses – plus a year-and-a-half worth of college – in only two...
Class of 2017 Spotlight: Anonymous letter of encouragement spurs University High grad to the Ivy League

Class of 2017 Spotlight: Anonymous letter of encouragement spurs University High grad to the Ivy League

The goal of L.A. Unified is to provide students with the knowledge and skills to graduate prepared for college, career and life. As we near the end of the school year, we are featuring stories about some of the outstanding members of the Class of 2017. Ask University...
Class of 2017 Spotlight: Taft High graduate overcomes adversity with positive approach to life

Class of 2017 Spotlight: Taft High graduate overcomes adversity with positive approach to life

Above, Isabella Salano takes in the L.A. skyline from the roof of the Dream Center, where she lives with her mother and siblings. The goal of L.A. Unified is to provide students with the knowledge and skills to graduate prepared for college, career and life. As we...
Class of 2017 Spotlight: Edison Scholarship paves way to the Ivy League for Garfield High graduate

Class of 2017 Spotlight: Edison Scholarship paves way to the Ivy League for Garfield High graduate

The goal of L.A. Unified is to provide students with the knowledge and skills to graduate prepared for college, career and life. As we near the end of the school year, we are featuring stories about some of the outstanding members of the Class of 2017. Garfield Senior...